Wimbledon, one of the highlights of the London social calendar has always been a magnet for fashionistas and celebrities. This year it was even more special as Wimbledon was celebrating it’s 125th anniversary and friends of ours at Lavazza were having a party for their first year of being the official coffee of Wimbledon which Russell and I were invited to. With tickets for the Ladies Quarter finals on Centre Court , I thought it would be a nice idea to create my first tennis themed hat combined  with elements of Lavazza coffee.

The design featured a crown which was an interpretation of the Lavazza coffee cup, with a flower made from the Lavazza coffee capsule design petals and a Wimbledon Tennis ball at its centre. The tennis racquet formed the brim of the hat and simultaneously acted as the saucer for the cup. The outer frame of the tennis racquet was made with duchesse satin in Lavazza blue and Wimbledon purple. Scattered on the racquet strings made from veiling were Swarovski crystal coffee beans.

Despite the inclement rainy weather, many people dressed with the optimism that it was going to be a glorious day. Summery tea dresses with florals were popular whilst men opting for a smart look wore linens and light suits. When the heavens broke open with downpours those savvy to have accessorised their outfits with an umbrella were indeed thankful of the protection. We were fortunate that when we were watching on Centre Court the Lisicki v Bartoli and the Peng v Sharapova matches we didn’t get wet from the rain.

Between the matches we stopped off at the Baseline Café, a massive area frequented by a friendly fashion crowd wearing relaxed casuals.  We tried the strawberry iced coffee and loved it – so Wimbledon!

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