What do you wear in a Bentley Continental GTC Speed when you want to equal one of Britain’s most stylish cars in the world? You get made a bespoke satin dress, weighing 3kg all the way from Rome. Celebrating fifty, haute couture designer Angela Facchini sourced a one-off vintage fabric. It looks and feels amazing

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Design Specifications

I am an animated personality and I wanted a dress that was of high quality and allowed movement. It was also important that the dress had pockets so I could put my 340,000 euro Bentley keys safe into the dress pockets. I also like to walk around with my hands in my pockets when I want to give out an effortless look. The dress came with a belt to give a clean polished finish. But I can also team it with my other straps too.

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Buttons Or No Buttons

I am in a love-hate relationship with these square buttons, as I like to wear layers of jewellery. Less is more they say, but that is not who I am. I am not editorial Vogue those edits make every woman unless you are a supermodel feel very much a failure when it comes to striking a pose. Tik Tok sorted that all out.

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This is why social media marketing is my love. It allows me to show off my personal style and carefree attitude. Where it as you wish.

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The dress perfectly matched one of my hotels stays, here in Cotswold House Hotel & Spa, in the affluent village called Chipping Campden. This green vintage-inspired dress did dominate both cars Bentley Continental GTC Speed Convertible and the  Aston Martin Vantage Roadster.

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Combined you are looking at over half a million euros of cars I am responsible for. This green satin dress was put through its paces. When ordering bespoke the dress has to suit my lifestyle and fast pace of reviewing cars and hotels at the same time.

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The tailoring on my breasts was beautiful, yes hard to see it with all the jewellery.

Benheart Italy Leather Mustard Jacket

I decided to team the dress with Benheart Italy, a leather expert who makes jackets in Florence Tuscany. The dress had so much versatility to play with, many people thought it was a skirt. So value for money this ticks all the boxes. And that is why nothing can ever match tailoring as Angela did here for me. You get what you pay for. Just like Benheart Italy, who made this limited-edition leather jacket for me. The Bentley is also bespoke, just like haute couture you can order anything you want in the car.

The satin green dress had a lot of movement because I asked for that. I need to be able to drive in the dress and sort out flowers anytime I need them. I experimented by wearing these vintage Prada square toes with the dress. Again not so sure but that is the art of experimenting with clothes.

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How to order a dress that suits you comes down to writing down what you are seeking from that dress. For me, it had to have movement and I could wear it any time of the day. I also had to be able to drive in it. This satin vintage green dress will last a lifetime and will be able to be worn over and over again. That is worth the investment right there.

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As I ponder at the age of fifty what is important to me. I know that ordering bespoke items is truly a pampering gift to any woman.

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At my age time is not on my side anymore. So live each day as it comes and team your dress with anything you want. Life is there for the taking after all.

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