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The beautiful Welsh actress Alexandra Roach was featured in the Shortlist magazine yesterday 16th July , wearing the Suzannah LBD; The Presidents Dress short. The styling is fabulous and encapsulates the mood of french new wave cinema perfectly. I love the mood of this shoot, created by the amazing stylist Arabella Boyce..xShortlist main

I fell in love with this beautiful print from a french archive. I found the original artwork which dates back to the 1930s. The clean polka dots swirl into a divine floral pattern. I translated the colours of the print to give the design more depth, and translated it onto a smooth silk crepe, instantly giving the print a modern interpretation.  The warm butter cream base colour is contrasted with a soft black and printed onto the most divine weight of silk by our printers in Como Italy.  which holds a certain tailored structure whilst being of a light-medium weight. Divine to wear, and can be worn throughout the day looking just as immaculate from beginning to end.

One of the pieces we have created from this wonderful cloth is the 1950s inspired Dancehall dressDancehall dress 30's Polka FRONTPolka Dancehall model shot It is a fabulous silhouette which has a beautiful tailored fit over the bodice , with a slim 3/4 sleeve.  The dress is a ‘waisted’ silhouette with a divine full skirt which falls below the knee. The model in our shoot is of height 6ft, and so the dress appears a little shorter than our spec. The dress is available ‘off-the-peg’ in our ready to wear collection.

The dress looks fabulous with our wool and silk cream honest coat and gorgeous points,  creating THE most divine look for a winter wedding or chic society event. Whilst the dress itself can be styled down with a smart blazer or simple merino knit and ballet flats for day. The dress looks divine with smooth bare hosiery and opaques for the winter months too. A season less investment piece.

 

I bought a beautiful quirky pineapple embroidered 1950s cocktail dress!..fell in love with the gorgeous inspiration. It took me on a journey and I  translated it into a beautiful, pretty and fabulously frivolous silk printed culotte suit.

The charming piece has been captured by Stella Loves..in the Sunday Telegraph and the Telegraph style agenda..x
Stella Culottes Suit 12th JulyPineapple Culotte Suit front LOW RES

Our gorgeous client  and sales associate Gloria Budd wore the beautiful Lucille fifties dress at the Henley Festival this Sunday 13th 2014, and received the BMW best dressed! Congrats Gloria! As stunning as ever! ..xGloria best dressed Henley festival

The Block Shift. An effortless addition to the AW14 collection. Chic, sportif and versatile. A wonderfully executed style. The top of the dress is tailored from Italian silk acetate jersey which is compact, and bonded. It has a wonderfully smooth texture to give a chic clean look, with an ounce of ‘give’ to ensure a closely tailored fit which is comfortable and wearable from day through to dinner. The skirt part is cut from our Italian silk polyester weave twill, which is durable and easy. It has a remarkable ability to be worn all day without looking like it has been. Fully lined. with exposed swiss zip for step in ease and aesthetic appeal.Block Shift

New to the collection is our signature President’s dress. We have sourced a new premium cloth which is a double silk organza in a beautiful shade of silver grey. The fabric is smooth and opaque with a beautiful wealth of texture and fabulous structured drape. A sensational piece which is understated, stylish and hold a wealth of elegance. Immaculately tailored in London..x
Presidents silver dress

Royal Ascot is one of the social calendar events of the summer season that we at Suzannah really look forward to.
Our dresses really suit the occasion. Probably because we love it so much.
Fine fashion and fast racing! Ladies love to dress up and really have fun with their complete look at this event.
A slightly more free, and fun way of dressing than for a wedding. A glamorous day to let your hair down. Place some bets, have fun! A really great British day out!

I was thrilled Princess Beatrice wore one of my dresses on day 1 of Royal Ascot. A heart melting moment when the carriages arrived. H.R.H Princess Beatrice also wore Sarah Cant millinery.

Here is a link to Hello magazine were H.R.H Princess Beatrice was voted their best dress of the day one.

On day two my wonderful couture client Belinda Strudwick. Belinda who is a racehorse owner and trainer attends Royal Ascot each year. We worked on a glamorous eye-catching outfits for her.
I felt it was really important to dress in red as it is a key fashion relevant colour, and a colour in which she absolutely shines in. She was photographed wearing her Suzannah 50s Century Gazar dress in Poppy red and an enormously grand upward saucer coordinated with Edwina Ibbotson. She was photographed many times and along with Gok Wan’s vote for dress of the day, she was also pictured in the Times and the Daily Telegraph.

I was lucky enough to go to Ascot for ladies day. The sun was shining!
I started my day at Beauty Rose on New Quebec street, just opposite my boutique.
Knowing I was to be interviewed by Channel 4 with Gok Wan, I needed to pay attention to my complete look. Robert created a classic english twist up-do in my very brief visit to the salon which he kindly opened an hour early for me! It was fantastic. Not too perfect and polished. Modern and a little bit casual! I had never visited the salon before but have heard great things from my clients about Shaun, Joe and Robert and the skill they have as a hairdressing team.

I had chosen an Edwina Ibbotson piece of millinery. Edwina is my couture milliner who I collaborate with. She has ultimate principals. Her quality and design are impeccable. I love her pieces as they have a clean, modern appeal with a certain something! they feel and look every bit the couture piece, and work with my handwriting beautifully.
The millinery was loosely matched to my dress. I hate to match too much, and prefer a nod to the palette. I chose a 1950s inspired printed midi dress called the Bloom Dancehall, which is from my pre-fall collection. The dress is demure, and beautifully fitted. I felt it represented me well. I wanted to look elegant and composed and together and as good at 14.40 ( my tv slot), as when I left my boutique in the morning 9am. It stood the test of time. No creases!
I wore Emmy, Suzannah pompom shoes. Divine.

When I arrived at Ascot I was hit by the array of colour this year. Lots of bright, fun colours among charming pink and peachy hued neutrals. Amazing. Some really really lovely considered outfits.
I was first interviewed by Martha Ward of Vogue. She was representing Ascot TV. I had a trial run!. Live! very scary but great fun.
Martha always looks so elegant. She was wearing Amanda Wakely. I loved the combination of neutral with metallic, and on a simply blocked elegant shift dress. I really am drawn, and really do love simple clean lines, and simple elegance. I find it the most powerful statement. Martha completed her look with elegant modern high slick gold sandals and a warm cream pill box.
Martha Ward interview

Within the morning I bumped into the fashion and lifestyle blogger Liberty London Girl. We had dressed her for both of her days to Ascot. She has the most wonderful voluptuous curves and looks sensational in 40′s and 50′s inspired silhouettes, really enhancing her best assets. On Day One of Royal Ascot she chose to wear the Princess Coat Dress in Navy Blue, and on Ladies Day she opted for the silk tie front tea dress. It was really important for Sasha ( LLG) to look as immaculate at the beginning as the end of the day. Her comments were that the dresses always make her feel like the very best version of her! what better compliment can a designer receive.
She is photographed here with Alexander Armstrong and Giles Cohen. A fabulous photo. With two handsome men in silk top hats!
LLG with Armstrong and COhenSuzannah with LLG

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