CLEA BROAD

Royal Ascot

The Tootsie Rollers at Ascot: Frida Kahlo

Fashion, Floral Fashion, Millinery, PressClea BroadComment

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.

The Tootsie Rollers at Royal Ascot 2017

Fashion, Floral Fashion, Millinery, PressClea BroadComment

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.