Fashionista Friday – Royal Ascot 2014

It’s Royal Ascot time again and that means tradition, pagentry, and over the top hats. Oh sure, there are also horses racing, and don’t get me wrong I love the ‘racing’ aspect of Ascot, but the fashion demands just as much attention, if not more, than the horses!

Here are some my picks from this year’s event. There are plenty more online and very hard to choose just a few.

Royal Ascot 2014

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You’ll see that I’ve actually chosen a pant suit as my feature outfit. If you dissect all the pieces there are so many ‘wrongs’ and get together the whole outfit works, even the rather odd headwear.

Of course I had to add my favourite quirky hat and I love the moss and horse, esepcially teamed with the horse neckalce.

The asymetric hat with the negative detail is so simple and yet very effective.

The red and white outfit just cute, lots of personality without being outrageously attention seeking.

The cream dress is again an example of simple and elegant and whole ensemble just works beautifully.

The style of the black hat is my current favourite, with an angled hat and flower detailing under the brim.

Finally, it’s not Royal Ascot, with a royal, and although I’m no fan of Camilla I simply love her hat! Well her outfit really, beautifuly tailored (of course), and the hat is stylish with a bit of fun.

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Fashionista Friday – Lego Meets Royalty Meets Fashion

My beautiful son is 9 on Saturday! I can barely believe it. Thank god I have living, breathing, reminder of time because honestly it goes SO fast I can barely cope.

Mr-almost-9 is having a Lego theme for this year’s celebration and we’ve made some cute decor items (blog to follow) and as it’s Ascot next week I thought I would do a pre-Ascot fashion post and what do you know Lego + Royalty + Fashion! #aboutdied or, if I was American, ‘literally died’ because they have no concept of the actual meaning of ‘literally’!

How adorbs is this?

Rachel Trevor-Morgan Fits Designer Hats To LEGOLAND Figures Ahead Of Royal Ascot

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Kate Middleton

 

Rachel Trevor-Morgan Fits Designer Hats To LEGOLAND Figures Ahead Of Royal Ascot

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Camilla, The Queen, and Kate.

Rachel Trevor-Morgan Fits Designer Hats To LEGOLAND Figures Ahead Of Royal Ascot

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The Royals at Buckingham Palace.

Their hats were made by designer Rachel Trevor-Morgan, the Queen’s milliner. #flash

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Next week I’ll have ‘human fashion’ from Royal Ascot but for now, if you’d like more Lego/Royal/Fashion here’s the original post.

 

Fashionista Friday – Fashions On The Field at Pukekura Raceway

At last! Fashions On The Field at Pukekura Raceway, and this year – no sprained foot! Bonus.

This year was the first year of me organising our event and I was lucky enough to have an ex super model and actress attend as our emcee.

polaroid kylie sonya

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That’s me hanging with a super model #asyoudo

Anyway, enough attention whoring from me for now, on with the Fashion!

Kudos sml

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This dapper couple won our Sartorial Set.

Mens

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Suave and sophisticated. Winner of Men’s Racewear.

Heaswear

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Can you guess? Best Headwear!

U25

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And… Under 25s! (Didn’t realise I had my sunnies on – can someone tell me next time!)

Ladies

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The three placegetters in our Ladies Racewear. Don’t they look fabulous!

More pictures are on the Pukekura Raceway Facebook page. #blatantplug

I was so inspired and heartened by the calibre of the contestants. I can see this event just gaining in popularity and credibility every year.