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Floral Fashion

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.

Floral fashion party

Floral FashionClea BroadComment

Location: My SE London, Forest Hill courtyard garden or studio.

Price per person: £40 (minimum 4 & maximum 20 people)

Length of party: 1.5 hours

Included in the price: After a relaxing trying on session, where selfies are very much encouraged, you and your friends can choose a floral headpiece, floral comb or floral hair chain from a selection of styles and colours. Each piece comes in a branded Clea Broad hat or accessory box. The price includes half a bottle of prosecco or cava per person and additional pieces, including rings and earrings can be purchased on the day.

Workshop: Frida Kahlo floral headband

Workshop, Floral FashionClea BroadComment

Location: My SE London, Forest Hill courtyard garden or studio.

Price per person: £40 (minimum 8 & maximum 12 people)

Difficulty rating: moderate

Length of workshop: 1.5 hours

Included in the price: all the materials, tools, tuition to make a pom pom floral headband, a pair of hoop earrings and a ring, plus half a bottle of prosecco or cava per person. Other colour flowers and masks are available.

Workshop: floral glitter mask

Workshop, Floral FashionClea BroadComment

Location: My SE London, Forest Hill courtyard garden or studio.

Price per person: £35 (minimum 8 & maximum 12 people)

Difficulty rating: moderate

Length of workshop: 1.5 hours

Included in the price: all the materials, tools, tuition to make a floral glitter mask, a pair of hoop earrings and a ring, plus half a bottle of prosecco or cava per person. Other colour flowers and masks are available.