Cheltenham, Aintree, Leopardstown and Punchestown all have early race meetings every year. They fall on the cusp of Spring so aren’t quite warm enough for bare legs (although sometimes we can be lucky) and not cold enough for thick tights.
Following the style at these race meetings online can give great inspiration on the do’s and don’ts for weather appropriate attire I have put together some style ideas for the colder race meeting and will follow it up with some ideas for spring summer racing fashion.
Hope you like the looks!
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!
The Hennessy Gold Cup 2015
Last weekends racing style at The Hennessy Gold Cup in association with The Design Centre was just delicious!
I went along with my friend Paula to meet up with a few others and take in the sunshine, horse racing and fashion. It was one of the best meetings I had been too in Leopardstown in the style stakes. Furs, wools and beautiful hats adorned many a lady at the event.
I wore a black straw weave mini pillbox hat with silk spotted veiling which was so light and delicate, accessorised with my new favourite Tina Griffin tulle skirt, Miss Selfridge peplum jacket, Paula Rowan gloves, Mulberry Bag and Jimmy Choos while Paula’s hat was a mowhawk of dyed green duck quills and pheasant feathers which she complemented with a fitted forest green dress, Tina Griffin cape, Mulberry Bag and stunning tonal green fur.
The Hennessy Gold Cup is the kick start to the best dressed lady competitions each year and I was delighted to see lots of ladys in their Edel Ramberg Design hats on the day.
Here is a picture of Paula and I in our ERD hats at The Hennessy Gold Cup, squinting in the sunshine, not a bad complaint!