Personal Threads

Personal Threads is a brand new podcast that goes ‘behind the seams’ of the joy of dressing up.

  • 8. Ep 8: June Sarpong

    Joining Scott and Susan on the podcast this week is Television Presenter and BBC's Director of Creative Diversity, June Sarpong OBE.In the final episode of this season, June talks about her move away from high street fashion towards ‘forever pieces’ - high quality, second-hand designer pieces that are built to last. She also speaks on fashion being a physical embodiment of your values, and how the right outfit can completely change how you feel about yourself. June then discusses her mindful approach when it comes to her own personal style these days, reusing her beloved collection of Fendi baguette bags, and unleashing her inner Donna Summer with her love of glittery leggings.
  • 7. Ep 7: Caroline Rush

    Joining Scott and Susan on the podcast this week is Caroline Rush CBE, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council. Caroline has played a key role in the organisation of London Fashion Week and the British Fashion Awards; helping solidify London’s place as a globally-renowned fashion hub.On this episode Caroline talks influences growing up as an ‘80s girl’, where she was inspired by icons such as Audrey Hepburn, Bananarama, Red or Dead and Salt n Pepa, but most of all her Mum - a seamstress, fashion lover and social butterfly who Caroline would regularly steal clothes from. Caroline also speaks on the future of 'sustainable fashion', the importance of “buying British” and how an industry that has historically carried a lot of sins could lead the way in moving towards a greener planet.
  • 6. Ep 6: Kyle De’Volle

    Joining Scott and Susan on the podcast this week is British stylist, model, designer and all-around style expert, Kyle De'Volle. As a stylist Kyle has worked with the likes of Cara Delevingne, Bruno Mars, Maya Jama and Leigh-Anne Pinnock to name a few. On this episode Kyle talks about being a ‘style chameleon’, taking us on a journey through their own contemporary look; starting with Kyle’s Notting Hill upbringing and how that influenced their aesthetic. Kyle talks about avoiding the trappings of gender tropes and dress codes when deciding what to wear, and instead championing individuality - however that might manifest.
  • 5. Ep 5: Beatrix Ong

    In this episode Scott and Susan sit down with London based Designer, Beatrix Ong MBE. From grunge to babydoll dresses, we hear why the excitement of the 90s plays an integral role in forming her own unique style and aesthetic. Beatrix’s influences don't stop there; paying homage to classic films’ 'In The Mood For Love' and Baz Luhrmann's 'Romeo and Juliet’, as well as musical style icon David Bowie. We then hear about Ong’s transition to Creative Director at Jimmy Choo at the age of just 22, her eponymous shoe range launching in the early 2000’s, her sustainability vision with her new eco brand The Company of X, and the importance she places on dressing for comfort.
  • 4. Ep 4: Alice Temperley

    Dialling in from her studio in Ilminster, Somerset fashion designer Alice Temperley joins Scott and Susan for Personal Threads before heading off to pick up her two new pet Peacocks. As founder of Temperley London, Alice was awarded an MBE in 2011 for services to the fashion industry by Her Majesty the Queen and she has dressed many of the world’s most stylish ladies over the years including the Duchess of Cambridge, Michelle Obama, Madonna, Beyonce, Penelope Cruz and Halle Berry. A born explorer, she gathers much of her inspiration from her travels around the globe and has her own very unique sense of style that mixes a love of craftsmanship and tailoring with clever functionality. Alice looks back and realises her biggest style icon to this day is still her mum, sitting on a tractor with her long hair flowing and her unique no make-up organic brand of farm glam. Alice also shares her secrets to both looking and feeling your best for any occasion.
  • 3. Ep 3: David Gandy

    In this episode of Personal Threads, hosts Susan + Scott invite someone widely considered to be the most successful male model in the world; Essex born icon David Gandy. We hear how much of Gandy’s long-lasting career has been strategically headlined by his numerous collaborations with Dolce & Gabbana, Wellman, Marks and Spencer and Jaguar cars to name a few. Describing himself as an unofficial ambassador for suiting and Savile Row in the UK, David has spent years developing his passion and knowledge for the craft, heritage and the sustainability of beautiful British tailoring and occasionwear. Most recently, David has utilised his expertise to make his mark in the loungewear world with his brand  Wellwear.
  • 2. Ep 2: Daisy Knatchbull

    In this next episode of 'Personal Threads', hosts Scott and Susan welcome Daisy Knatchbull as their guest, someone who has been creating ripples in the sartorial world for years. Daisy takes us through her evolution from a child who idolised her glamorous grandmothers whilst hating ‘pretty dresses’ through to her momentous challenging of the Royal Ascot dress code in 2016, as the first woman to enter the Royal Enclosure wearing the traditional gentleman’s morning suit and top hat. Daisy is 'reshuffling' the tailoring industry as designer and founder of ‘The Deck’; the first women’s tailor to have a shopfront on Savile Row - the most famous men’s clothing street in the world. Recently Daisy has dressed some of the world’s most stylish women including Elle Macpherson, Lauren Hutton, AJ Odudu, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Elizabeth Hurley, Arizona Muse and Gillian Anderson to name a few.
  • 1. Ep 1: Paul O'Grady

    In the premiere episode of the brand new ‘Personal Threads’, podcast hosts Scott and Susan welcome British national treasure Paul O’Grady; an English comedian, broadcaster and author who originally launched his career as the outrageously hilarious Lily Savage.We hear how Paul’s style and tailoring foundations started at a very early age with his passion for the sartorial elegance of 1960s TV series ‘The Avengers’ and weekly payments on his first Burton suits. O’Grady then evolved into the uniquely styled powerdresser that was Lily Savage, and a man that even commissions his pyjamas to be made by some of the finest tailors in the world.Brought to you by Ascot RacecourseProduced by Little Dot Studios 
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    Personal Threads is a brand new podcast that goes ‘behind the seams’ of the joy of dressing up.Each episode we invite a new guest renowned for their chic and unique style, to take us on a voyage through their life and wardrobe - stopping at moments, items or people who have impacted it. From early obsessions to their personal style icons, we hear about the memories that have defined our guests' approach to their wardrobe and what informs what they wear when they face the world. Both Royal Ascot and Ascot Racecourse have been synonymous with fashion and style throughout its 300+ year history, as well as one of the most popular events in the British summer calendar.