For Royal Ascot 2019 retro singing group, the Tootsie Rollers wanted each day to be a tribute to a female icon. This look was inspired by Jackie O. The Tootsies commissioned me to create pillboxes covered in hundreds of ivory silk hydrangea flowers and decorated with pale blue and silver butterflies to harmonise with their dresses and shoes.
For Royal Ascot 2019 retro singing group the Tootsie Rollers wanted each day to be a tribute to a female icon. This look was inspired by Frida Kahlo. They wanted a look that referenced the flowers Kahlo wore in her hair, but more dramatic to make a statement. Using the mustard dress they were all wearing as a starting point, I created 5 individual palettes which worked together but gave each member her own look. I mixed faux flowers in pinks, purples, peach and teal with contrasting pom poms and created headbands where the flowers arched over the head with a large dramatic cluster of flowers. To finish off the outfits I created matching faux flower rings for each of the Tootsies.
This look, worn on day 1 of Royal Ascot, got the band press online with the Evening Standard, The Telegraph and the Evening Express. Each year the The Tootsie Rollers sing at Royal Ascot throughout the week.
Stylist Sarah Christie commissioned me to make this floral headpiece for HH Sheikha Al-Jalila, for Royal Ascot 2018. I hand painted the silk flowers to match her outfit. The photography is by Ian Jones.
For Royal Ascot, 2018, The Tootsie Rollers wore some of my faux floral fashion headpieces, which appeared across social media. The look was styled by Joanna Femi-Ola.
I was asked by stylist Joanna Femmi-Ola to create some bespoke faux floral headpiece for the vintage girl group The Tootsie Rollers to wear to Ladies Day at Royal Ascot. It was such a fun brief, red flowers, gold crowns, and pearls, inspired by Dolce & Gabbana. The Tootsies looked incredible and they got lots of press, featuring in The Guardian, The Times, The Evening Standard and The Metro newspapers and the Daily Mail online.
Some photos of Clara and Ro at Royal Ascot, both wearing my faux floral headbands.