Goodwood Fashion Special

As well as training hard for their role as jockeys in this year’s Magnolia Cup the Qatar Goodwood Festival, models Rosie Tapner and Lady Alice Manners have been supporting Goodwood in demonstrating how best to dress to attend the five-day event, held each summer at the world’s most beautiful racecourse, nestled in the rolling South Downs.  

In glorious sunshine, the pair embodied Goodwood’s relaxed style in dresses by Temperley, Roksanda, Preen by Thorton Bregazzi, Ermanno Scervino, Philosophy, Mulberry, Erdem, Self Portrait, Vilshenko, Dodo Bar Or and Zimmerman and shoes by Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo and Malone Souliers against the backdrop of Goodwood House, Goodwood’s beautiful stable yard and bluebell woods. 

There has been racing at Goodwood for over 200 years and Goodwood has always been known for its informal dress code. As King Edward VII once said of Qatar Goodwood Festival (affectionately known then and still as Glorious Goodwood), ‘it’s a garden party with racing tacked on’. Racegoers won’t find the width of their straps or length of their dresses under scrutiny when they arrive at Goodwood. Nor is Glorious famous for its elaborate hats. Instead the style is simple and elegant; Rosie and Alice wear long flowing dresses, natural hair and make-up and shoes they can wear all day long to ensure they leave feeling as free and beautiful as they did when they walked through the gates. The only stipulation is a jacket and tie for gentlemen; a linen suit and panama complete the look. 

Rosie and Lady Alice will race on Ladies’ Day, August 2, in what will be the eighth Magnolia Cup. The race has raised over £1.2million for a number of charities since its inception. Run over five-and-a-half-furlongs down Goodwood’s straight in front of a capacity crowd of 25,000, the riders will need nerves of steel, especially as most of those taking part had never set foot in a racing yard before their training started.

For the first time this year, each rider will wear a bespoke jockey silk designed exclusively for the Magnolia Cup by Iranian/Swedish fashion designer and women’s rights activist Morvarid Sahafi. Morvarid’s designs for her brand, Morv London, reflect female empowerment and are inspired by the Suffragette movement, in fitting support of the values of the Magnolia Cup.  

This year, the Magnolia Cup will support Cancer Research UK, the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research. Its pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives and has been at the heart of progress that has already seen survival in the UK double in the last 40 years. The charity is continuing to tackle women’s cancers on all fronts – helping to prevent and improve the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and gynaecological cancers.

Fundraising takes place through race and horse sponsorship, as well as at the Regency Ball, a stunning Regency-themed banquet and party held at Goodwood House the evening after the Magnolia Cup.

This year’s inspiring riders will be:

Lady Alice Manners – Sunday Telegraph Columnist and Personal Shopper

Dr Amanda Cross – Cancer Researcher at Imperial College London, funded by Cancer Research UK 

Camilla Hickish – Trainee Doctor and Cancer Survivor

Emily Baxendale – Founder and Creative Director, Emily-London milliners

Holly Thomson (Hollie-Ella) – Director & Editor of In The Country Magazine & Blog

Melissa Margolis – Assistant Program Director of PDP (Prostitution Diversion Program), Los Angeles, Ca.

Rosie Tapner – British Fashion Model and Student at Oxford Brookes University

Sarah Cook – Sport Secretary, Daily Mirror & Sunday Mirror

Shadi Halliwell – Chief Marketing Officer, Three

Lady Tatiana Mountbatten – Professional Dressage Rider and Tech Start-Up Founder

Vicki Smith – Director of Absolute Aesthetics/The Whiteley Clinic 

Victoria Gray – Lifestyle Director, Sunday Express S Magazine

  • Pink polka dot off the shoulder dress- Temperly London  £1495,
  • Long cream sleeveless dress-Roksanda  £1,195.00
  • Roksanda, 9 Mount street
  • Yellow small heels with strap- Chloe Gosselin  £465
  • Big golf flower earrings with grey pearls on- £495 Mulberry
  • Classic gold dual V ring with clear stone- Maya Magal  £103
  • Classic SS17 gold ring with stones - Charlotte Valkeniers £130


  • Blue/ white floral frilly floaty dress half sleeve- Preen by Thornton Bregazzi £995 at



  • Thin gold rings with pearls X2 -Nina Kastens £150
  • Gold pendant necklace with turquoise stones and thin chain- Hermina wristwear £90
  • White pleated sleeveless dress –Philosophy £1170
  • White slip on shoes with blue/white strap-Chloe Gosselin  £460,


  • Gold paddle necklace with thin chain -Soko Classic.  £80
  • Blue slip on Mules with silver lace-Malone Souliers  £375
  • White dress with frill detail around waist and red flower pattern in circles and blue stripes on hem -Philosophy  £1010


  • Cream flats dress with polka dots on –Mulberry , £2090
  • Gold paddle necklace with thin chain -Soko Classic. £80


  • Brown frilly dress with red flowers on £1050 – Zimmerman


  • Pale pink with pink and purple flower print with turquoise sleeve cuff- Vilshenko  £1560,
  • Necklace with moon pendant -Apples and Figs £210 www.applesandfigs.com25
  • Pink dress with silk pink flower print- Preen by Thornton Bregazzi £1235,
  • Dark blue navy flower print dress- Erdem  £1100


  • Pink slip on shoes with black and white woven strap- Malone Souliers X Roksanda  £435
  • Pale pink with flower pattern with lace on the top part of dress - Self Portrait  £290, Self portrait , 49 Albemarle St, Mayfair, London W1S 4JR


  • Dark blue navy flower print dress- Erdem  £1100
  • Plink with thin silver strap mules -Malone Souliers   £425 , Net-a-porter. com


  • Light pink slip-on shoes with black white woven strap-Malone Souliers X Roksanda  £435
  • Pink frilly dress with diamanté detail on the front- Dodo Bar Or  £790,



  • Blue slip-on shoes with silver lace- Malone Souliers £375,
  • Blue polka dot dress with white lace polka dot panels- Temperly £1495,