Eleanor Tomlinson, the star of the BBC’s Poldark has that rare ability to utterly live in a role with grace, self possession and steely brilliance, her talent honed from her formative years spent learning the craft of acting.
Eleanor is very good at playing stoic, lovely heroines. From a chatelaine and regal pawn in The White Queen – to the sweetly demure and earnest Georgiana, as the sister of Mr Darcy in Death Come to Pemberely…….Now, I can’t wait to see what she does with Demelza – a role made so marvellously sexy by the late, great Angharad Rees.
Here is Eleanor, flying the flag for British Couture and Made in Britain, in Lucy Tammam’s ravishing sensual, golden Asp dress – a couture flight of fantasy dress worthy of any modern Cleopatra.
The dress is an ode to femininity – a pure hourglass confection, every drape, every pin-tuck designed to hug and caress the body to flatter and adorn and fit like a second skin. Couturier Lucy Tammam, reminds me of my friend, the designer Catherine Walker. Her gowns are like beautiful exclamation marks – and an ideal marriage of the art of couture tailoring and embellishment to take your breath away – each dress taking fifteen hours for two petit mains to add the opulent French lace embellishment hugging the dress like a shimmering talisman. Lucy says, ” As a designer, I love playing with laces and appliques to create movement and shapes on my gowns – my idea is to make a Little Black Dress that will become a precious, timeless heirloom – that never fails to make the wearer feel like a queen.”
Each precious dress from the Tammam Atelier is created bespoke to order, in the finest organic cotton sateens and laces, with an initial toile fitting to ensure the perfect fit and design adjustments to flatter each customer’s individual figure and personality. The gold lace Asp is available from £3,000 to buy or £300 to hire – www.tammam.co.uk