Cheltenham Fashion 2016
It was another colourful one at this years Cheltenham Festival with one of my stunning clients, Camilla Henderson, wearing an eye catching Edel Ramberg Designs hat. Last year she wore clashing colours of pinks and red but this year opted to black and blue.
She wore a colbalt blue Ted Baker coat, black shoes and a black YSL handbag teamed with one of my designs. The pieces I design for Camilla are always a little more quirky and I think suit her personality and style down to the ground. She loves colour and is really not afraid of it, she never plays it safe, instead showing her true style in her fashion choices, brave and fun!
I made Camilla a cobalt blue teardrop beret with a fan of black turkey feathers embellished with a cute little Swarovski blue crystal brooch. It was a statement piece but very easy and comfortable for her to wear when she ran down to the parade ring to cheer on her fathers success with The Queen Mother Champions Chase proving an emotional win for Sprinter Sacre.
Camilla is one of those clients I love to make hats for as I can be as adventurous as I want. I will post some older pictures of her in my pieces in the coming weeks just so you can see how fun and beautiful her sense of style is!
Well it’s nearly that time of year again when the amazing Royal Ascot begins across the pond and I have to admit it is the one I look forward too the most as my clients pull out all the stops for the week of racing.
When my husband and I went over as guests of one of my clients we enjoyed every second of the style, atmosphere and of course horse racing. Ascot is another level. The racecourse is world class as are the women and men dressed up for the occasion.
This is an old picture of me in the Royal Enclosure 2013 enjoying a race in the sunshine. I wore a Paper London yellow skirt with black Miss Selfridge Peplum jacket, black Louboutin heels (which killed my feet after 16 hours in them), an Alexis Bittar Lucite necklace and a large black disc hat with yellow roses and swirls. I know my colours were a bit bumble bee but I felt great in the outfit, the skirt was so comfortable and the length was appropriate for the enclosure and owners/trainers area so I was glad I chose it in the end. We were photographed lots and took plenty of photos from the second we arrived. It was our first visit to Ascot and certainly won’t be our last. We won’t make it this year but fingers crossed it is on the to do list again for next year, it really is a must! Looking forward to seeing the style again this year and popping some images up on my instagram and twitter during the event. Roll on June!!
Style me Curvy shout out!
Last weekend I read a beautifully honest interview, in The Sunday Independent, about my friend Louise O’Reilly who I first met over 4 years ago when we worked together on one of my hat shoots.
Louise is one of the kindest most down to earth people I have ever met, she has pushed the boundaries of modelling and peoples perceptions of what a typical model should look like and instead educated her followers on being a healthy curvy young lady. Her attitude and beautiful spirit are evident in her blog http://www.stylemecurvy.blogspot.ie/ and I am so happy for her success which, having worked with her, is down to extreme hard work and discipline.
Louise is an inspiration to all women be they curvy or other as she preaches honest advice, style solutions, healthy lifestyle choices and body confidence.
I love reading about Louise’s latest work and follow her religiously on instagram.
Well done lovely Lou, continued health and success to you. Xx
Louise on our first shoot wearing one of my winter hats on Silver Strand beach in what was one of the hottest days I have ever experienced in Galway
Louise and I on our second shoot together, it was such a cold day and she still managed to smile and troop on like the total professional that she is. I did enough complaining for the two of us!