Author: Karen Grace

Royal Ascot Fashion 2017

Royal Ascot Fashion 2017: At Royal Ascot the horses are not the only ones on show, they have some heavy competition from the racegoers’ fabulous outfits. But be warned – whether you go in the Royal Enclosure or the Queen Anne Enclosure – there are dress codes that cannot be broken. The Royal Enclosure Dresses and skirt should fall just above the knee or longer. Strapless, off the shoulder, halter neck and spaghetti straps are not permitted (even if worn under a jacket) – straps have to be one inch wide or greater. Midriffs must be covered. Coast’s Flamenco shift...

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Derby Festival Fashion 2017 – are you a Vintage or Contemporary fashionista?

Derby Festival Fashion 2017: The Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse is the ideal place to don your glad rags so don’t be afraid to wear something a little dramatic and aim for luxurious fabrics and finishes. The question is do you go vintage or contemporary? Vintage Inspired ‘Greenery’ has been named THE colour of the year by Pantone and will add a little ‘on trend’ twist to the retro look. Louise Rose Couture offers made to order dresses including this ’50s inspired sage green and pink floral dress. Price £145 available from Etsy. The kitten heel has purred its...

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Beauty News for Spring 2017

Beauty News: Fashion & Beauty Editor Karen Grace reviews the new beauty products this month. Nannic UV- Shield £37.99 It is important to reapply your sunscreen throughout the day, but how do you prevent your carefully applied make-up being ruined and wiped off at the first re-application of sunscreen? Solution: You go for an instant spray on sunshield which can be used over make-up. Launched this year, Nannic spray on UV-Shield not only protects the skin from UBV and UVA, but has the added bonus of helping improve skin firmness, moisturising the skin, helping protect against hyper-pigmentation and reducing...

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Fashion with Flair for Newbury Lockinge Day 2017

Al Shaqab Lockinge is the richest day in Newbury’s year and also one of the social highlights of the summer featuring live music after the racing and the chance to win a holiday to Qatar. This year, the Al Shaqab Lockinge takes place on 20th May, with prize money topping £750,000. Firm Fashion Favourites: Cold Shoulder, Asymmetric hemlines and the colour Green Get in to the summer festival mood with a floaty dress. When it comes to flirty fits and floaty fabrics, Coast’s Jamie Print dress has you covered. Looking fresh in lime green, it is perfect for spring...

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Natural Inspiration for Men’s Grooming this Spring/Summer

Karen Grace takes a look at the hot new arrivals in the Men’s Grooming department this spring/summer. STOER Skincare For Men There’s a new skincare for men in town. This luxury skincare started its journey from the rocky shoreline of the Scottish Highlands where weather conditions change in an instant from a bright breezy day to dark tempestuous storms, thus playing havoc with the condition of your skin. However STOER is not just for the wild Scottish Highlands but also can help protect your skin from stressful city living caused by pollution, plus irritation caused by shaving. The superhero ingredients of...

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