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The Chelsea Flower Show with MADELEINE Fashion

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that last week I was lucky enough to attend London’s Chelsea Flower Show with my blogger BFFs from The Over 40 Collective.  MADELEINE Fashion treated all of us to the outfit of our choice and an entire day at the Flower Show.  MADELEINE is a German brand that specialises in high quality classic clothes with a twist; there is always a detail that elevates it above being a purely classic line.    We were given VIP treatment at Jardin Blanc, a private section of the venue where celebrity chef Raymond Blanc made us breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea.  The food was fantastic, as were the cocktails, the champagne, the photographer, and everything else.  I’ve been to the Chelsea Flower Show several times before in my previous life as a banker, but I’ve never had as much fun as I did this year!  I didn’t take as many photos of the actual flower show itself as I would have liked… mainly because it was so swelteringly hot and sunny that traversing through the huge venue was less appealing than staying holed up in our luxurious corner, but also because I was having so much fun catching up with my friends that I almost forgot about the flowers!  Have a look at the photos below, and you’ll see what I mean.

Jardin Blanc BarThe outdoor cocktail bar of dreams

BARTENDER Our mixologist, taking his duty very seriously

Jardin Blanc tableLunch, with its own herb garden for garnishes

Canapes, Jardin BlancAfternoon tea

Peridot green emerald cutA lot of this happened (ring available in my shop)

So, here is the skirt that I chose for the day– a black midi skirt with a 1/4 panel of pleated striped satiny chiffon. It hangs beautifully and has a lot of swishy movement in the panel. I saw it at the MADELEINE press day last autumn, and knew I had to have it.  I honestly think I’ll get more wear out of it in winter than in summer, but at least it is safely in my closet now!  I see it being worn best with a short biker jacket and heels, or with a fitted red cashmere sweater and a pair of boots.  On the hottest day of the year though, I opted for a white tank top, a loose white linen jacket, and sandals.

Madeleine Striped Panel skirt

Sequinist and Madeleine skirtMe in head to toe MADELEINE

Sequinist Midlife Chic Nikki and I are unintentionally very coordinated

Here is a photo of all of us together.  What I find really interesting is that all of us have such different styles, yet we were all able to find things that work for us from one brand.  When we arrived that day, I fell a little bit in love with Catherine’s breezy pearl-embroidered pyjama-chic outfit.  How had I not seen that on the site?  Well, I probably had, but just didn’t notice how fabulous it is until I saw it in person.  I almost went for a cobalt blue trouser suit just like the red one Annette is wearing, but… I had to have that skirt.

Over 40 Collective CFSFrom left to right: Me, Nikki (MidlifeChic), Liz (What Lizzy Loves), Michelle (Barefaced Chic), Michelle  (RetroChicMama) and bottom row: Catherine (Not Dressed As Lamb) and Annette (Lady of Style)

Chelsea Flower Show displayA display from the main tent

Flower WallThe four of us snuck out to go see some flowers

Wall of rosesI just have to show you this wall of flowers without us in front of it; the smell was beautiful

Flower Frame Madeleine‘Three sisters and the milkman’s child’, as Catherine calls this photo!

white rose I am mad about white flowers, so this creamy rose captivated me

Madeleine lookbookFashion and food

DaycapGin cocktails to finish a splendid day

This post and our clothes were sponsored, but all content and opinions are mine.  A huge thank you to MADELEINE Fashion for the amazing day you gave us.  We loved the experience and thoroughly enjoyed every moment of our time together.

Linking to: Style Nudge, NotDressedAsLamb,

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  • Reply
    RetroChicMama
    June 4, 2017 at 6:31 PM

    You’re totally right about this skirt Lisa, I’m so pleased you chose it because it will be such a versatile piece. Your idea of red cashmere jumper is sensational, I assume black knee high boots too? Oh how divine! Get me already thinking about boots ugh sorry all you summer lovers out there.
    You have the best flower photographs that I’ve seen so far, as beautiful as real life. Just like you on the day my darling xxx

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      Lisa
      June 4, 2017 at 10:20 PM

      I think I’ll get a lot of wear out of the skirt; yes black knee high is what I was thinking for a boot. I can’t wait for summer to be over and to be back in Autumn clothes 😀 Thank you, I’m so pleased you liked the photos, gorgeous! xx

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    Ann
    June 4, 2017 at 6:54 PM

    Oh, my gosh! What a dream of a day! The flowers, good friends, champagne and cocktails, a beautiful tea — and on top of that free clothes! It’s a bit of a Cinderella’s Ball, isn’t it? Congratulations to all of you on your good and yet well-earned fortune.

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      Lisa
      June 4, 2017 at 10:18 PM

      Thank you so much, Anne! We were so thrilled ourselves, and had the most magnificent day. We’ll all remember it forever, I’m sure! xx

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    josep-maria
    June 5, 2017 at 7:23 AM

    I love your look, the skirt is beautiful! Beautiful photos and a wonderful gathering of elegant and attractive women.

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      Lisa
      June 5, 2017 at 2:02 PM

      Thank you, Josep-Maria! I think you must know all of us, no? I love the skirt as well. xx

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    simplementlui
    June 5, 2017 at 8:51 AM

    Great people in a lovely location 😉

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      Lisa
      June 5, 2017 at 2:01 PM

      Awww, thanks so much! xx

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    Isa
    June 5, 2017 at 1:47 PM

    Great pictures it looks like you all had a fabulous time in those incredible settings! Food,flowers, fashion, friends and cocktails make a memorable day ! xxx

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      Lisa
      June 5, 2017 at 2:01 PM

      We really had such a ball! Thank you, Isabelle! xx

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    Lisa Hale
    June 5, 2017 at 5:30 PM

    A day spent with friends, looks like such a fun day! Beautiful flowers, delicious food and adult beverages, it all looks like a fabulous party to me! And a day you won’t easily forget! XO

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      Lisa
      June 5, 2017 at 9:49 PM

      It was definitely unforgettable! We need to get you over here for one of these events! xx

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    What Lizzy Loves (@whatlizzyloves)
    June 5, 2017 at 5:31 PM

    Oh Lisa, I agree that you have the most beautiful flower photos. The outfit is so you and I can see you wearing it through winter as you said. Nice with your black Louboutins no? Thank you for being such gorgeous company. I loved every moment with you xxx

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      Lisa
      June 5, 2017 at 9:46 PM

      Oh, good point about the black Louboutins, Liz! I’ll definitely wear those together. I wish we could do the whole day all over again! Already looking forward to the next time we meet. The photo of you and me together is one of my absolute favourites. xx

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    Nancy
    June 5, 2017 at 6:47 PM

    I saw all your story s about this event! Wonderfull! And even Raymond Blanc was there! Wow. And who can resist a good gin cocktail!

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      Lisa
      June 5, 2017 at 9:45 PM

      I know, can you believe?? Raymond Blanc! We had such an unbelievably fun time. xx

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    LA CONTESSA
    June 5, 2017 at 10:39 PM

    Love the IDENTICAL lipsticks EXCEPT the MILKMAN’s CHILD !!!
    WHAT A DAY………….
    I want to know what was in THAT GIN COCKTAIL to turn it PINK!!!!!!!
    Looks like you had a very FUN DAY!FRIENDS and FLOWERS what could be BETTER!!!!!!
    XX

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      Lisa
      June 12, 2017 at 4:30 PM

      It was such a fun day. I don’t think we saw nearly as much of the show as you did, but it was such an amazing time. No idea what made the cocktail peony coloured, but wasn’t it pretty?? xx

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    No Fear of Fashion
    June 6, 2017 at 7:14 AM

    You had me laughing out loud with Catherine’s remark “three sisters and the milkman’s child”. Hahaha. Didn’t know you had that expression in English too.
    I think your skirt is lovely and I agree that red cashmere will be nice(r) at the top. Love your sandals.
    You showed is lovely pictures and I can so imagine how the day was. Full of laughter, chatting, good food and drinks. What a recipe!
    Greetje

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      Lisa
      June 12, 2017 at 4:28 PM

      It was such a memorable day; you know how much fun this group always has together since you know us all so well! You need to get here for the show one year. xx

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    Abby@Midlifecrisisnut
    June 6, 2017 at 6:28 PM

    You are some lucky girls! Looking absolutely gorgeous (not to mention the amazing images)! Wish I was there with you 🙁 Sending you lots of love! xx Abby

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      Lisa
      June 12, 2017 at 4:26 PM

      I wish you were here tooooooooo! Thank you, Abby! xx

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    Kerry LifeandLoves
    June 7, 2017 at 8:10 AM

    It really looks like a fabulous day, you all look amazing. I love your skirt too and agree, very wearable in lots of ways. Im really enjoying all you lovely ladies Flower Show posts.

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      Lisa
      June 12, 2017 at 4:26 PM

      Thank you so much, Kerry! It was really an amazing day for all of us… one to remember forever! xx

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    Suzy Turner
    June 7, 2017 at 9:17 AM

    You chose a fabulous skirt and I totally agree with your ideas for the winter months, Lisa! I shall look forward to seeing it again 🙂 You girls looked like you had such an amazing time, I’m so envious of you all! Those flowers are beautiful… I bet the scent was divine!
    Hugs,
    Suzy xx
    http://www.suzyturner.com

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      Lisa
      June 12, 2017 at 4:22 PM

      Thank you, sweet Suzy! We had such a great time. You must get over here for the CFS one year, lovely! xx

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    jacqui
    June 9, 2017 at 11:52 PM

    This looks like you all had a fun time, I’m sure it’s stunning at the CFS, hopefully i’m going next year. You ladies look super elegant too. Jacqui

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      Lisa
      June 12, 2017 at 4:18 PM

      You must go next year, it is such a fun event, Jacqui! Instagram heaven… Thank you so much. xx

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