Prix de Diane Longines, the millinery equivalent to the international shows. A parade of all the best and most elaborate creations about, that is definitely a feast for the eyes
As you may have read the previous posts about my weekend in Chantilly, I showed you the “Turf” exhibition, the Longines “Garden Party” at the Château de Chantilly and the Prix de Diane Longines 2015, now these are the images I shoot with the talented and great photographer Chrisitan Mamoun. This shooting took place at the Hotel Tiara Château Mont Royal’s garden, which is a perfect location for shootings and especially with this kind of elegant outfit. Finding the perfect outfit that meets the requirements of “formal daywear” in a season of crop tops and raised hemlines isn’t an easy task. I have been following Ascot style inspirations, how to find the perfect and – most importantly – appropriate pieces for the day at the races.
The Prix de Diane Enclosure’s dressing guidelines are stringent: hemlines have to be on the knee or longer, straps must be more than an inch wide and, of course, absolutely no midriffs. June is a tricky month for dressing as it flits between hot sunshine and winds cold enough to mottle bare skin purple.
Thanks to Maggie Mowbray Millinery for the wonderful fascinator and Alexa von Canisius for the dress, I was very happy to find the perfect outfit for the day at the races. Still no outfit is complete without the right jewels and accessories, therefore my favorite accessory is the Longines watch.
://Photography: Chrisitan Mamoun
://Location: Hotel Tiara Château Mont Royal
://Dress: Alexa von Canisius
://Accessories: Longines watch & Pour Toi Jewelry ring
://Fascinator: Maggie Mowbray Millinery