Autumn Ladies' Day: Part 2 of our look at some of this year's most stylish clothes

Two of this summer’s best dressed, Saffron Walden’s Megan Downes and Mollie Shaw from Soham, model A/W’s top race-day trends

Hobbs Tilda coat in Burnt Orange, £299, Luna scarf, £49, and Ana Bella Millinery Angles hat, POA

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Best Dressed

Current trends meet timeless elegance in Hobbs’ AW19 collection. From fashion-forward blocks of bold colour to enduringly popular polka and floral prints, sharp suiting to ladylike tea dresses, there’s a style to suit every age, size, shape and style. Official clothing partner to Autumn Ladies’ Day, the outfits on these pages were styled by the team at Hobbs Cambridge, on the first floor of the city’s Grand Arcade.

To see and shop the whole AW19 range, visit the Grand Arcade store or go to

Mollie wears:

Hobbs Tarini shirt dress, £159, Blake jacket in Smoked Paprika, £179, and Ana Bella Millinery Feathers halo in Burnt Red, POA

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Top Hats

All the hats modelled here are taken from Ana Bella Millinery’s new AW19 collection, designed, says its creator, “for the lady that loves the classic styles and hat shapes – face huggers, big brims and headbands – but with an added style edge and sassy personality”.

An internationally-awarded designer and Resident Milliner at Newmarket Racecourses, Ana’s hats have featured in both Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and were worn by guests at last year’s Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

“Red wine, dark berry pinks and navy are the key colours in the AW19 collection, with some pops of yellow, and soft velvets, feathers and luxury felt materials feature throughout,” says Ana. “My favourite piece is the elegant navy vintage-shape face hugger, that sits to the side but has a little bit of added edge, thanks to small studded punk spikes.

Ana makes bespoke, ready to wear collections of winter and spring racing headwear from her studio in London, as well as off-the-shelf hats. Ana can help you style your next race-day outfit by dyeing a hat to match or helping choose an off-the-shelf design to suit. A to-hire collection launches soon.

To find out more, get in touch or order online, visit

Art of Beauty

Our models’ hair and make-up was created by Bridgette Ellwood, freelance professional MUA and hair stylist to the stars. Known for her stage and screen work – she’s designed and delivered looks for the Strictly tour and is currently working on EastEnders – Bridgette also does private hair and make-up appointments, gives one-to-one make-up masterclasses, offers professional MUA training and is about to launch her own BE pure make-up line, starting with an eye palette which promises to lighten heavy lids.

The Bridgette Ellwood Hair, Make-up & Beauty Lounge is at 15 St Peter’s Street, Duxford, Cambridge CB22 4RP. Call 07766 881532 and follow on social media for more.

Picture Perfect

The stunning pictures on these pages were taken by Elodie Giuge. A Cambridge portrait photographer, she specialises in magazine-style portrait sessions designed to pamper and celebrate everyday women. For more information visit and follow

@elodiegphotography on Instagram.

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