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16.06.2020 | Racing Silks
Today would traditionally be the start of Royal Ascot - for the first time in the event’s 250+ year history, Royal Ascot will take place behind closed doors… I am so pleased that for the jockeys, trainers, stable boys and girls and the horses (yes I believe that race horses love what they do…you only have to see these incredible beasts in the parade ring to realise their palpable excitement) the racing will still happen…
I for one will miss this quintessentially British summer event… the pageantry, the people watching…the dresses…the hats, the spectacle of the royal procession and the sound of the horses thundering to the finish line to the deafening cheers of the crowd….For last year’s Ascot I had a bespoke dress made …no surprises when I say it was cut on the bias in a beautiful heavy satin … in the deepest indigo blue with a surprising layer of amber … I have to say it was one of my all-time favourite Ascot looks…teamed with a Jane Taylor Moon Crescent Velvet Headband…it felt effortless but so chic, with a nod to the colour contrasts you so often see in racing silks… suffice to say, I had such a great reaction to it I decided it should be in the collection… infact, we were so inspired by the spirit of this dress that we created a capsule of dresses around this theme…
Enjoy the collection and dream of the time we will all be celebrating wonderful occasions together again …and don’t forget these dresses look equally gorgeous worn under a beautiful cashmere sweater… pounds per wear and all that.
As I write this our London stores are now open again… not only Albemarle St but our beautiful airy space on the 2nd floor of Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge …perfect for all the required social distancing… it feels like we are edging back to normality so do pop in to one or either if you are in the neighbourhood…I hope you manage to enjoy a moment of this week’s racing… if you are, good luck at the Bookies… it will be on Catch Up for me which will be more cost effective than last year.
Stay safe and well,
P.S. You are clearly loving the steals on The Loft… be quick before they are all scooped up…