At Furlong Fashion we keep the fashion conscious well shod, from turf to dance floor. With racing season upon us, make sure your look is first out of the gate. Whether you are attending an afternoon on the AW at Southwell or a glorious day out on the turf at Royal Ascot there is nothing like dressing for success.
It is the third consecutive year that Glorious Goodwood has hosted the L'Ormarins best dressed competition, turning the beautiful Goodwood Racecourse into a sea of blue and white.
This years competition enticed ladies from all over the country, from Milliners to Fashion Bloggers, and lot's of familiar faces from the racing scene and best dressed circuit all vying for the best dressed crown and the prize of a trip of a lifetime to the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate in South Africa. The competition was definitely fierce. This year the judges included Bethan Holt, Digital Fashion Editor for the Telegraph, Leigh Johnson, founder and designer of Laylaleigh Millinery and a number of L’Ormarins representatives – who were all on the lookout for an exquisitely dressed lady wearing the signature L'Ormarins pale blue and white.
Sarah Weston was crowned the eventual winner of the L'Ormarin best dressed competition for 2016
I was fully aware that I was wearing the "wrong" shade of blue for the competition, but Jenny Roberts Millinery and I felt this was the perfect day to showcase the incredible Spode Blue Italian hat, and we were definitely right. As I was honoured to wake up on Saturday morning to receive the news that I was on the front cover of The Times, I don't think it get's much better than that.
(Click here to see which other publications the Spode Blue Italian Hat made it in )
It was lovely to catch up with so many familiar faces and to finally meet Australian Milliner Ana Pribylova who I had already featured on my blog many times.
Yvette Dixon is seen here wearing the Vivien Sheriff Zanzibar hat - Click HERE for details
Spode gifted me a tea set to photograph with the hat so Scott & I felt the perfect place for a spot of afternoon tea would have to be the Secret Garden.
I purchased my dress all the way back in March from Three Floor Fashion and I had all of the intentions of wearing it to Royal Ascot, waiting for Goodwood was definitely a struggle but certainly worth the wait.
Dress - Three Floor Fashion - Horizon Blue Dress - Click HERE
My shoes could not have been a better colour match if I had, had them died to match, they were a last minute purchase from Dune and I have to say they are one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes that I own, although I have to confess I do make sure I use a pair of insoles from Alice Bow to guarantee my feet will be pain free all day. I think Alice Bow insoles have become somewhat of an obsession for me and I am definitely going to invest in a personalised set for my bridal party ( but shhhhhh don't let them in on the secret).
Shoes - Dune - Archivve- Satin Pointed Toe Court Shoe
which also come in four other colour options CLICK HERE
Jenny Roberts Millinery created a masterpiece, and I am so honoured to have been able to wear such a striking head piece. Which I believe will now spend the rest of it days on display to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Spode Blue Italian Collection.
To find out how this wonderful piece of millinery was created click here
As well as creating beautiful bespoke millinery Jenny Roberts Millinery also has a fantastic range of hats available to hire visit her website for more information.
Glorious Goodwood is still my favourite racing festival of the year, and I cannot wait until next year!
Who knows what beautiful outfits will be gracing the downs in 2017.