Wednesday 18 July 2018

These 'it' girls' collective style at the polo is so chic, we are taking notes for the summer racing season

(left) Jenna Coleman, Lily Collins, centre, Lily Collins, and Martha Hunt, second from right, seen before the start of the Cartier Trophy at the Guards Polo Club, Windsor Great Park, Surrey
(left) Jenna Coleman, Lily Collins, centre, Lily Collins, and Martha Hunt, second from right, seen before the start of the Cartier Trophy at the Guards Polo Club, Windsor Great Park, Surrey
(left to right) American model Martha Hunt and actress Jenna Coleman seen before the start of the Cartier Trophy at the Guards Polo Club, Windsor Great Park, Surrey
Actress Jenna Coleman seen before the start of the Cartier Trophy at the Guards Polo Club, Windsor Great Park, Surrey
(left) Actresses Jenna Coleman and Lily Collins. right, seen before the start of the Cartier Trophy at the Guards Polo Club, Windsor Great Park, Surrey
(left) Actresses Jenna Coleman and Lily Collins. right, seen before the start of the Cartier Trophy at the Guards Polo Club, Windsor Great Park, Surrey
(left to right) Actresses Jenna Coleman and Lily Collins seen before the start of the Cartier Trophy at the Guards Polo Club, Windsor Great Park, Surrey
(left to right) Actresses Jenna Coleman and Lily Collins seen before the start of the Cartier Trophy at the Guards Polo Club, Windsor Great Park, Surrey
Actress Jenna Coleman, centre, seen before the start of the Cartier Trophy at the Guards Polo Club, Windsor Great Park, Surrey
Actress Jenna Coleman seen before the start of the Cartier Trophy at the Guards Polo Club, Windsor Great Park, Surrey
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

There are fewer seasonal styles that are more enigmatic to me than a racing uniform.

Perhaps it's down to too many years of publishing stories and pictures of best dressed winners dressed as if their personal style is stuck in a time capsule, or the fact that originality seems to be actively discouraged. Perhaps it's because I'm sick of fascinators, boxy skirt suits and elbow length gloves being interpreted as the modern definition of style.

So I have nothing but awe for this group of impeccably dressed racegoers at the the Cartier Trophy at the Guards Polo Club in Surrey, best described as a motley crew of a model, actress and and 'it' girl who have made for one of the most interesting groups I've seen all year.

On the far left is Doctor Who star Jenna Coleman, who is a vision in a button down fit and flare white dress by Emilia Wickstead, a two-tone Louis Vuitton bag as a miniature hatbox and a pair of velvet platform Charlotte Olympia heels made for one of my favourite looks of the year. There's no headwear in sight, but instead, some perfectly coiffed boho waves and a high neckline to counter the opposition to more traditional attire.

Actress Jenna Coleman seen before the start of the Cartier Trophy at the Guards Polo Club, Windsor Great Park, Surrey
Actress Jenna Coleman seen before the start of the Cartier Trophy at the Guards Polo Club, Windsor Great Park, Surrey

Then (centre), there's Lily Collins, a more contemporary English rose in a in a layered floral Johanna Ortiz dress and a dramatic wicker headpiece by Stephen Jones, the British royal family's preferred milliner.

The curve ball on the right is Victoria's Secret Angel Martha Hunt, a surprise addition to the guestlist, in a plunging burnt yellow satin Peter Pilotto suit and a discreet gold clutch.

I'm taking notes for the races this summer!

(left to right) American model Martha Hunt and actress Jenna Coleman seen before the start of the Cartier Trophy at the Guards Polo Club, Windsor Great Park, Surrey
(left to right) American model Martha Hunt and actress Jenna Coleman seen before the start of the Cartier Trophy at the Guards Polo Club, Windsor Great Park, Surrey
(left) Actresses Jenna Coleman and Lily Collins. right, seen before the start of the Cartier Trophy at the Guards Polo Club, Windsor Great Park, Surrey
(left) Actresses Jenna Coleman and Lily Collins. right, seen before the start of the Cartier Trophy at the Guards Polo Club, Windsor Great Park, Surrey

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