Sotogrande Summer

Sotogrande

First and foremost, an apology. To everyone who follows me on Instagram, I’m very sorry for being the most annoying person of all time during my holiday to Sotogrande last month. I had been so over excited about the trip – an actual HOLIDAY! – and it was such a beautiful, photogenic place that I just couldn’t help myself. You’ll perhaps be happy to hear that I’m not going to give you a blow by blow of the whole thing, as I usually do with my travel diaries, because we would then be looking at a thesis length word count and I’ll be subjecting you to that a few times over during fashion month which is so scarily soon now I feel a combination of exhilaration and nausea just thinking about it. There would also be more descriptions of my lounging by the pool, something I did a lot of, than anyone really needs to read. Instead, here’s a little photo diary of my highlights, outfits and recommendations for if you ever go to Sotogrande which you most definitely should…

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Look Du Jour: Picnicking

picknicking

What: Cath Kidston Autumn Bloom big leather trim tote bag (click here to buy), People Tree gingham sundress (similar here), Gap wedges (similar here) & Wildfox sunglasses (available here) (all c/o), necklace by Anne Bowes Jewellery & rings by Aamaya by Priyanka (available here)

Where: Picnic in Holland Park, Kensington.

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Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup Final

Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup

Brits are a funny lot, what with our predilection for queuing, love of weather related moaning, dress codes and many, many traditions. Those traditions were out in force at the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup final last month. During the summer months England’s green and pleasant land plays host to a myriad of annual sporting fetes that have been going on so long they’re embedded in our calendar and our culture itself. Wimbledon, Henley, Ascot… And of course, the polo. Thousands flock to the Gold Cup, dressed to impress and armed with picnics, barbours, sun cream, wellies (British weather) and Pimms a’ plenty, regardless of whether they give a chukka about the sport itself. Having spent a large part of my childhood and teenage years riding, I’m all over anything involving horses. Add the opportunity, nay necessity to put on a fancy frock and drink champagne in the sunshine and it’s hardly surprising that I was very excited to be attending the Gold Cup final as a guest of Veuve Clicquot…

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