Love everything about this, felt so ladylike – perfect for Ladies Day! The hat was a plain 1940s vintage base when I bought it. I added the grosgrain and velvet ribbons and wired them for shape in the bow, the navy Merry Widow veiling and the cameo at the centre of the bow.
Outfit: Hope & Ivy dove grey all over lace dress featuring navy embroidery.
Shoes: Kurt Geiger navy suede heels with lace up front and rear zip.
Hair: Worn in a chignon.
Accessories: Vintage (1940s) soft grey wool felt hat in Victorian riding style, trimmed by me as above, grey freshwater pearl stud earrings, Wedgewood Jasperware cameo pendant on silver chain, vintage navy bow belt, vintage navy velvet gloves, silver clutch by Olga Berg, navy feather stole by Alannah Hill, nude hosiery.
Perfume: Bulgari ‘Rose Essentielle’.