Not only was the film ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ a firm favourite of ours growing up but it’s also close to our hearts as Tootsie Flo actually played Lina Lamont in the West End version of the show. Like all good friends would we went along to show our support, sitting on the front row with huge banners saying ‘We love you Marilyn MonFLO’!
The incredible performances and dreamy costumes bring us such joy we felt it had to be included in our Ascot line up… Ladies and Gents we present to you our ‘Umbrella’ day!
Some of our initial internet inspiration…taken from SS15 LFW and beyond…
Again, this was the perfect task for milliner extraordinaire Bee Smith. She experimented with lots of angles for the umbrella, but we all agreed that the upturned look was a winner! We hoped the weather would would be fair for us this week, and there’d be no need for the shelter of a brolly! 😉
We adore them and were blown away for the intricate design. There are 96 pattern pieces and 3m of plastic tubing for the handles.
Our stylist Joanna Femi-ola saw these Bernshaw dresses and thought the fabric looked like the driving rain from the famous Gene Kelly scene. A perfect choice!
We are thrilled to be wearing shoes from retro-lovers favourite brand, Agnes and Norman. Launched in 2012, they are a unique shoe company offering vintage inspired shoes for work, play and everything in between. They take inspiration from a bygone era and combining this with up to date shapes and wearable heels – perfect for the toes of The Tootsie Rollers as we pound the pavements of Royal Ascot.
To compliment our Umbrella hats Jo picked out some stunning Butler and Wilson studs
Come & roll with us for more retro fun