(Main Image: Harry Baron & Sha Jenab by: David Savill Photography)
The UK’s most exclusive automotive and lifestyle extravaganza, Salon Privé, returned to Blenheim Palace this September. The three day event offers something for everyone, from car enthusiasts to fashionistas and beyond. This year’s show coincided with the 70th anniversary of Ferrari, with the final day of the exclusive weekend dedicated to the marque, showcasing an impressive line up that featured seventy models from across the brand’s history.
Set against the backdrop of ‘Britain’s Greatest Palace’, Blenheim Palace, the opulent motor show meets garden party offers a unique opportunity to not only admire, but also test-drive cars from the world’s most elite brands. With Pommery Champagne and Pimms throughout the day, a lobster luncheon, afternoon tea and a luxury village showcasing everything from Italian menswear to exquisite jewellery from Boodles, it was the perfect recipe for an unforgettable and quintessentially British day out.
Boodles Ladies’ Day at Salon Privé has become a firm fixture on the social calendar and whilst Salon Privé itself is always a stylish affair, fashion is definitely at the forefront of Ladies’ Day. Boodles are renowned for their magnificent diamonds, so their Ladies Day offered guests an excuse to bring high fashion to Blenheim Palace and don their hats one last time before the end of the summer season.
Described as a “uniquely tranquil experience; unhurried, relaxing, elegant and stylish,” we smartened ourselves up, grabbed a glass of Champagne and went to find the best dressed guests of the day. From skateboarders and tailors, to the cast of reality show Made In Chelsea we caught up with them all. Key trends for guests ensuring that they scored highly in the style stakes this year included block colours, wedges rather than stilettos,(which are rather on the risky side when walking on grass!) bold matte lips, wide brimmed hats, textured suits and of course the all important designer sunglasses. High street brands such as Reiss and Asos featured heavily, with stunning pieces from Hermès, Chloé and custom made suits from Clements and Church stealing the spotlight.
Gavin (Left) – The Cotswold Tailor
Fiona (Right) – Dress- Gul Hurgel, Bag-Gucci
Colette Cronjé – Hat: Rebecca Couture, Dress: Harvest London, Jewellery: Michael Rose Burlington Arcade
David – Oliver Sweeney
Lamide – Splendore Unique
Ola – Dressed By
Alexander – Aldo
Margarita – Zimmermann
Emmanuel – Reiss
Karanah – Dress & Shoes: Missguided
Sachiko (Right) – Dress: Asos
Marina (Right) – Tommy Hilfiger, 1930’s Hat- Church Street Market, French 1940’s Coat- Antique.
Ajay (Right) – Blazer: Clements and Church
Jason, Mark, Chris, Aaron, and Adam – All wearing Clements and Church
What do you think of our fashion finds at this incredible event in The Cotswolds? Did you visit The Salon Privé 2017? …To get ticket alerts for the 2018 event click here: https://www.salonpriveconcours.com/ticket-alert-2018