Today is the Grand National, one of Britain's biggest racing events and while I am not a big racing fan, my thoughts turn to one of Newcastle's biggest race days, Northumberland Plate. This event I have attended the last few years, due more to the fact that my friend gets free press tickets, than any love I have of racing. In fact, after a few glasses of champagne I pretty much forget that the whole point of the day is to bet on horses (which I never do). Other than that though, it is a big day in the Newcastle social calender and there are lots of people there taking advantage of a dressing up day.
So when I came across I Love Factory via Refinery 29, I was interested to see the array of headpieces they have designed. They really are most unusual and would certainly be the centrepoint of any outfit. It's quite fun I think to create an outfit around the one piece.
Last year I bought two new pieces, undecided which to wear. But having found a pair of shoes in my dressing room hardly worn in the exact same shades of pink and black, I decided to go for the feather creation with the intention of keeping my dress simple.
M&S pink feather headpiece ❖ Oasis cocktail dress with net underskirt ❖ Top Shop suede black & pink ribbon shoes ❖ H&M black headpiece