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.
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.
Since retro girl group The Tootsie Rollers have worn my floral fashion headpieces to Ascot, singer Meg Gallagher asked me to run a workshop at her best friend’s hen do. I taught the women how to make faux floral headbands, hair combs, earrings and rings which many of them also wore to the wedding.
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.