Royal Ascot – 14th to 18th June 2011

The weather this year was quite mixed and there were occasions when the mac had to come out pretty quickly.  In the main though, we were able to get out and about and talk to some lovely people.

I was accompanied on Tuesday and Saturday by model Olivia Inge, who incidentally was the lovely lady in the opening sequences for BBC’s coverage each day.  On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, my co-presenter was milliner Louis Mariette.

Sadly this year I was without my lovely James Sherwood and I missed him very much.

Lots of people on twitter have been asking about my outfits for the week so below, thought you might like to see some pix.

Pix courtesy of Graeme McAlpine at www.mcalpine.tv

Fashion and Horses!

Hey there my life has had somewhat of a horsy feel over the past few weeks! I covered The Oaks, Derby and Royal Ascot for the BBC from a fashion point of view. I shared the screen with fashion journalist, James Sherwood. We have worked together on projects for several years and what he doesn’t know about Saville Row just isn’t worth knowing. Along the way I ran into various famous faces; Anton DuBeke, Erin Boag, Lilia Kopolova and Darren Bennet, John Inverdale, Grace Jones, Phil Daniels, Gethin Jones, The Forsythes and Cilla Black to name a few, all enjoying the races. I thought that you might like to see a few photos and for any ‘fashionistas’ I have listed the wonderful designers who helped me dress for the occasions.

I was all set to attend the MotoGP at Silverstone but had to dash home to France, so had to watch it on my iPad at the airport. Jorge really proved that he can win on any track, but the paddock does miss Valentino Rossi, I hope he will be back for Brno mid August, that’s the latest news I have on the Doctor. All my Daily Telegraph Previews include all my thoughts and views on the MotoGP world, so if you’re interested, you can catch up with those.

I’m about to rent an apartment in my old stomping ground, Birmingham. Perfect for getting to the Gadget Show studios in Brum’s Digital District, Digbeth! And also the very best curries in the country!

Catch you soon, loving the summer weather…. ps you can read my daily thoughts on Twitter. I’m @suziperry x

Royal Ascot 2009

I was at Royal Ascot all week covering the fashion for the BBC with the lovely James Sherwood, the oracle on threads. It has been a few years since we worked together so I was really thrilled to be back on the box with him. I wore outfits by Jasper Conran, Bruce Oldfield and Ralph Lauren. My gorgeous hats were provided by Philip Treacy, Emily-London and Inga Roubi. I was very lucky and am extremely grateful to all of them for helping me out at such short notice.

James and I had an enormous amount of fun together and I lost a lot of money on the gee gee’s! Frankie lost me a packet! So if you ever see me never take a tip from me: I am hopeless.