A DAY AT ROYAL ASCOT, CARRIAGES RESTAURANT ・ASCOT, UK

 

I am what the British would refer to as a “Commoner.”

I have no Royal or Aristocratic ties. I don’t get invited to special events where someone will introduce themselves as a “Duke” or “Lord” of something while wearing a top hat and waistcoat. Commoners just don’t get to be in close proximity of these type of High Society people, they are like the Jewish community, they tend to stick and procreate together. In fact, the closest I have gotten to being mistaken for a potentially important somebody was when one of the Editors of Tatler Magazine emailed me to ask me if I’d like to submit my opinion on the renovation and possible relocation of London’s most prestigious Private Members Club, Annabel’s after he’d come across my review on TripAdvisor. I had to kindly decline the opportunity, I was not a member and only the guest of one. A commoner with a quote in Tatler? How controversial.

 

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An invitation popped up last minute to attend Royal Ascot in the Queen Anne Enclosure, Carriages Restaurant, not quite the Royal Enclosure but close enough. This also meant last minute running around London working out my outfit as the Dress Code for Royal Ascot is strict, in particular for the Enclosures. I had to stick by the following; A hat, headpiece or fascinator should be worn at all times, strapless or sheer strap dresses and tops are not permitted, trousers must be full length and worn with a top that adheres to the guidelines above, midriffs must be covered, shorts are not permitted. There was one designer that sprung into my mind instantly, Maysson. I met Maysson Al Otaiba last year as she was showing her SS15 collection and instantly fell in love with her designs. She epitomised the art of power dressing and incorporated one of my favourite fabrics, silk dupion in such an effortless and striking way.

What I Wore 

Adriana Kupresak | A Day at Royal Ascot | Carriages Restaurant

Ghost Macey Cami  

Maysson Zip Detail Peplum Shirt

Maysson Zip Detail Pencil Skirt

Fascinator

Aquazurra Pom Pom Heels 

Wilbur & Gussie Satin Clutch

Adriana Kupresak | A Day at Royal Ascot | Carriages Restaurant

What I Ate 

Adriana Kupresak | A Day at Royal Ascot | Carriages Restaurant

Following a Champagne reception, the starter at the Carriages Restaurant in the Queen Anne Enclosure was an eye catching delight, Bollinger Champagne cured Severn & Wye smoked salmon and had to be the winning plate of the day. The main was roasted fillet of Scottish beef, kale, poached summer vegetables with bordelaise reduction. We were also spoilt with a selection of desserts and afternoon tea. This so happens to be the day I tried my first Pimms drinks to balance out all the champagne that went down so well.

Adriana Kupresak | A Day at Royal Ascot | Carriages Restaurant

You don’t see that at Australia’s Melbourne Cup Day!

**Please excuse the quality of these photos as they were taken on my iPhone and not my work camera.

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  • Antonia

    Awww darling, you are way better than the royals ???

  • Snezana

    Stunning

  • Kate

    Stunning <3

  • Iva

    You look so posh cousin!! ??

  • Jasmina

    da i meni sandala vriše divotu…ma cijela si woow 🙂

  • Danielle

    Those shoes ???

  • Veronika

    ♡ Très chic x

  • H

    those shoes are incredible…

  • inga

    Looking smashing, I’ll be there next year 🙂

  • ivona

    Divna je cijela kombinacija 🙂 ali sandale ,predivne 😉

  • Alexa

    Mmm that beef looks so good haha. Your pictures look awesome. I get so nervous going places with dress codes. I’m always paranoid I’ll do something wrong and be embarrassed. You pulled it off well though! Looks like a lot of fun.

    • Haha trust me it was very far out of my comfort zone but certainly a fun day out! Thanks for commenting xx

  • Jamie

    Wow! What an amazing opportunity that must have been. I would absolutely die to go to the races like than and feel like a royal. I love your choice of hat, so classy. You look stunning!