Royal Ascot - Hats and Jewels June 08 2013

Royal Ascot is the jewel in the crown of the British sporting calender. In recent years the dress code for this event has tightened up, especially for the Royal Enclosure. Shoulders are less bare and skirt lengths are longer. The best bit is that hats are still compulsory so you can continue to have lots of fun dressing for the occasion.We spoke to our neighbours, the fabulous hat maker's Marie Merci, about how to style their gorgeous confections. If you are going for racy chic, try pairing a pillbox with the Diamond Line and Turquoise Ball Earrings. The Vintage Style "Gatsby" Diamond Earrings will not fail to impress in even the most extravagant head piece (must cover four inches of the head) and if you are looking to cause a stir with a very wide brim, the Vintage Ruby Bombe Earrings will finish the look to perfection. Visit Marie Mercis' bijoux store opposite the Bvlgari Hotel, at 8 Knightsbridge Green for a millinery treat. On your mark, get set, go.