The Social Butterfly at Glorious Goodwood

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Set fashion hearts aflutter at Glorious Goodwood with a relaxed but elegant Social Butterfly style.

The Florence purple maxi dress will float like a butterfly as its three tiered layers lightly billow in the breeze. The unique butterfly print design with its realistic eyespots on the wings was hand illustrated by fashion designer Mary Benson. Fabric is crepe with a romantic chiffon frill and organza trim Price £380.

Photography by William Martin.

Mary founded her eponymous brand in 2018 and sustainability is at the heart of the brand. Mary studied at Leeds Art College and has received the Award for Enterprise in Business and Management at the Yorkshire Awards in 2015 as well as the Yorkshire Women of Achievement Award for Business & Management in 2016. You can say she has a head for business as well as a creative mind for fashion.

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Mary has created the Sophia Butterfly bag to complement the dress. In Satin with satin and organza trim, she has enlarged one butterfly from the dress print design to make an eye catching statement. Price £100.

Photography by William Martin.

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A show stopping kaleidoscope of vibrant magenta butterflies flutter around a matching magenta silk button base to create Bundle MacLaren’s Stephanie headpiece.  Price £450.

Bundle MacLaren hit the press in 2011 when they designed several bespoke hats for the Royal Wedding and are regularly featured in magazines such as Vogue, Tatler and now Eclipse Magazine! Bundle and Ellie run the business from their showroom in Fulham whilst head designer Liz and her team craft each hat to order.

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Accessorise with a purple cuff bracelet adorned with yellow butterflies by Joanne Cox Jewellery via Etsy. Made from anodised aluminium, the colour is locked and will not flake or peel. The cuff has been hand made, printed and dyed by designer Joanne Cox in her studio.  Price £45.

Joanne graduated from university with a degree in Applied Arts Jewellery/Metalwork in 2004. She is inspired but nature on country walks, taking photographs of anything she finds appealing. Working with anodised aluminium enables her to explore her love of combining colour with pattern as the oxide layer on the aluminium surface is porous allowing dyes and pigments into its layer which are then locked into the surface – so not much room for mistakes!

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Keep this single butterfly silhouette pendant by MagpiesLoot close to your chest. A silver butterfly pendant plated with 18 carat yellow gold. Hand brushed effect matt finish to the front and a high polish on the reverse. The front is slightly curved to give a 3D effect. The pendant comes with a fixed shiny delicate 16inch gold plated sterling silver diamond cut curb chain. Price £55 via Etsy.

Owner and jewellery designer Francesca Castaldo founded the company in 2010 and offers a range of pieces inspired by the natural world.

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Able to flit from finger to finger with ease is the Banita Butterfly stretch ring. Available in sunny amber agate. Also available in blue quartzite and white quartzite. Price £55 from Lola Rose.

Lola Rose was founded by Nikki Gewirtz whose vision is to provide a little piece of everyday luxury so women can feel great about themselves.

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Anna-Karin Karlsson Miss Rosell‘s aviator sunglasses are right on the nose for fun and glamour with its butterfly bridge. Titanium frame hand made in Japan.  Price 515 Euros.

Based in Sweden and launched in 2011, the brand sees each frame as a piece of art with lavish glamour, ultra feminine designs contrasted by sharp lines.

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Sophia Webster has a kaleidoscope of butterfly shoes from stilettos to flats. Due to the uneven ground at Goodwood, low heels will allow the social butterfly to swiftly mingle. Take flight in Sophia’s suede flats adorned with rainbow patent butterfly wing detailing. Price £275.

Sophia founded her label in 2012 after graduating from Cordwainers College and The Royal college of Art. She won the coveted BFC Vogue Fashion Fund in 2016 becoming the first female shoe designer to receive this prestigious prize.

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