Royal Ascot Ladies Day: Wearing Suzannah and Edwina Ibbotson

by Sasha Wilkins on July 16, 2014 · 4 comments

sasha wilkins royal Ascot 2014 Ladies Day

 

(Wearing Suzannah, and Edwina Ibbotson)

I think for the first time ever, I had a win at Ascot. After a cracking time on opening day with Brig, as a guest of the racecourse, I returned on Ladies Day with my friends at Longines, the official timekeepers, for lunch in their box, and what turned out to be a day of serious betting, urged on my friend Ursula. Although when I say serious, what I mean is a fiver here and a tenner there. I am never going to be breaking the bank at Monte Carlo.

Anyway, it paid off . Bracelet, I love you.

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Although at day’s end I think I was a £2.50 down overall, which isn’t bad, considering I must have laid out about £120. Mainly thanks to my cousin Robin, who was advising me on Facebook and who managed to pick a winner or a place in most of the races. I shall draw a veil over my uncle’s advice, whose super duper hot tip in the last race came in second last. (I come from a long line of people obsessed with racing.)

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Ladies Day is all about the fashions, and Ascot had invited some of the best British milliners for the day. Above is the lovely William Chambers.

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The wonderful Tania Kindersley and I managed to find each other in the melee, which just about made my day.

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Chic Rachel Lubin in her fabulous Piers Atkinson hat.

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And I found Suzannah Crabbe, designer of the eponymous label, and, most particularly, of both my ravishing Ascot dresses, including this one. My hat is by Edwina Ibbotson, also from Suzannah’s shop, which eagled eyes readers may have worked out, given that we are wearing the same hat. The lovely navy clutch bag was a birthday present from The Cambridge Satchel Company.

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Milliner Noel Stewart

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Deputy Fashion Editor of The Times Carolyn Asome, and ex Fashion Director of NeverUnderDressed.com, Ursula Lake

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Milliner Piers Atkinson, and Suzannah Crabbe

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My horse trailed in on the first race, so that was my accumulator dead in the water.

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royal Ascot 2014 Ladies Day

royal Ascot 2014 Ladies Day

royal Ascot 2014 Ladies Day

royal Ascot 2014 Ladies Day

royal Ascot 2014 Ladies Day

royal Ascot 2014 Ladies Day

royal Ascot 2014 Ladies Day

We lunched in quite some style, thanks to Longines.

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royal Ascot 2014 Ladies Day

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Becky July 16, 2014 at 08:39

I’d love to do Ascot it looks like lots of fun. Great pics!
Becky x
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Lu July 17, 2014 at 17:36

Ooh I am so glad you had a win! Love your o

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Lu July 18, 2014 at 09:45

OOOH well done on your win! ( who cares if you broke even or not a win is a win!) It looks as if you had such a fun day, the pictures are fabulous as is your outfit and hat! – now all I need to do is persuade my husband that we simply have to come back next year in time for Royal Ascot… xxx

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Polly July 27, 2014 at 11:59

Love your hat, great pics x

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