Looking Bright for Ayr Gold Cup

One of the most high profile race festivals in Scotland with a fantastic prize up for glamorous grabs in their Best Dressed Lady’s competition ensures the ladies of Ayr dress up for the occasion.

For this year’s Ayr Gold Cup Festival, Ladies Day takes place on Friday 20th September while the Gold Cup itself is run on Saturday 21st September.

Gingham updates its style status to elegant chic on Self Portrait’s chiffon dress – available in midi or mini length whichever you prefer. The pleated midi skirt is daringly sheer with just a mini length underskirt for modesty. Midi dress price £350. Mini dress price £270.

Han Chong launched Self Portrait in 2013. The Malaysian born designer graduated from St Martin’s in London and is known for his combination with tone and experimental textures.

Add a touch of rock chick glam to the demure Peter Pan collar with Thomas Sabo x Rita Ora’s extra large cross pendant with brightly coloured faceted stones and 18k gold plating. Price £498.

Also available in silver £398 and all black £398.

Rita Ora is Thomas Sabo’s new global brand ambassador

Keep the rock chick aura (or should we say ‘Ora’) shining with long gold plated smoky orange stone drop earrings £198.

Also available in silver with light blue stone or black onyx.

Bold blue stripes on clear plastic bring a modern playful edge to the traditional style percher. And unlike feathers, this sculptural Cobalt Percher piece form Martha Lynn Millinery will not droop in the rain.  Price £345.

Martha Lynn completed a degree in Fine Art specialising in sculpture at the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology. Martha worked as a 3D visual artist before realising her passion for millinery. Now with her own brand, Martha uses modern unconventional materials in her millinery designs such as plastics.

Small in size but large in style is Aspinal of London’s mini trunk clutch. In vibrant orange croc print Italian leather and sharp brass trimmed corners. Price £550.

Make your mark with up to four initials for an additional £15.

Inspired by the pop colours of Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here album, the Italian luxury shoe brand, Casadei has created the Crazy Diamond Visione shoe with a large crystal stone adorning the front of the patent leather vamp. Sapphire blue is a gem for our outfit. Other colours available are pop fuchsia and traffic red. Price £500.

Scotland in September can be chilly and a few additions to your summer wardrobe may be needed:

Tights – don’t reach for the usual nude or black tights, go bold with colour. A pair of sapphire blue tights from Mod Shoes will pull this whole outfit together plus wearing the same colour tights and shoes elongates the legs. Price £8.50.

It’s a Wrap and a great alternative to the jacket when you are just not ready to cover up despite the cold.

Cashmere Rebel’s cashmere and silk pashmina in orange with large multi coloured crystal embellished cross. Price £150.


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