BAFTAS 2018: Behind the Scenes with Clemency Burton-Hill

On Sunday, BBC Radio presenter & BAFTA Council member, Clemency Burton-Hill walked the red carpet at the BAFTAs, taking a stand for #timesup in a black Seraphine maternity dress.

We have the behind the scenes scoop!


Watch Clemency’s BAFTAs Video


Watch the video & go behind the scenes with Clemency as she prepares for the evening, & steps out on the red carpet.

She also shares her take on the powerful #timesup movement & why she chose to wear black this year in support.



Get Clemency’s BAFTAS look with our Black Silk & Eyelash Lace Maternity Dress


Clemency’s dress comes from our Luxe Collection of evening dresses. The style featured a flattering A-line skirt in silk with a feminine lace bodice & a stunning jewelled belt to highlight her empire waist.

And of course, like many other women at this year’s awards, Clemency chose to wear black in support of #timesup, combatting sexual harassment and discrimination within the entertainment industry and the wider community.

We here at Seraphine are fully behind the movement & respect the courage shown by everyone who wore black this year.



As a member of the BAFTA Council, actress, musician & author Clemency is one of the industry insiders who vote to determine the outcome of the Awards.

She is also mum to a 3-year-old son, and currently 35 weeks pregnant with her next little one.



On top of all this, Clemency has recently released a book! The Year of Wonder is a beautiful compendium of classical music, from medieval to modern day – one piece for every day of the year.

The book was inspired by her experiences with miscarriage, and the music which helped her to cope and re-discover the little everyday joys in life.

The Year of Wonder is now available to buy on Amazon.

To hear more from Clemency, follow her on Instagram @Clemencybh

Styling Award Winning Stars – Seraphine at Cannes & the BAFTAs

Making an appearance at two separate red carpet events in just one weekend, our ultra glamorous luxe maternity evening gown is a true international style winner!



First, we spotted our gorgeous Navy Silk & Lace Maternity Evening Gown at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, where the lovely Isabelle Cailley simply glowed in it. She was out on the red carpet to support her director husband Thomas Cailley, whose film ‘Fighters’ is up for an award at the festival.

Isabelle looked beautiful in the dress, and though it was Thomas’s day, we can’t help thinking that she outshone her man on the red carpet! The full length gown in pure silk was the perfect choice for the sophisticated glitz and understated glamour of Cannes.

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Award winner and star of The IT Crowd Katherine Parkinson wowed on stage as she collected her award in one of our most glamorous LUXE maternity dresses!

The expectant mum looked stunning as she picked up the award for best female performance in a comedy programme for her portrayal of Jen Barber in The IT Crowd. As she reached the stage after a quick trot from her place in the audience she couldn’t resist joking – “Sorry that took so long, but there are two of us”!

The dress Katherine wore was our Navy Silk & Lace Maternity Evening Gown – a sumptuous full length gown in pure navy blue silk with an overlaid bodice in intricate black lace. The style suited her perfectly, and she tied the silk sashes at the back to define her empire line, making the most of her blossoming baby bump.  She completed her glamorous look with an elegant up-do, pretty drop earrings and gold bangles.

Katherine and her actor husband Harry Peacock are expecting their second baby later this year – a little brother or sister for their 1 ½ year old daughter Dora.

We are sending huge congratulations to Katherine! With a baby on the way and a BAFTA under her belt, 2014 is shaping up to be quite a year for her, and we are so proud to have dressed her for such a special night!


Watch the big moment and an exclusive interview with Katherine!


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Baftas provide great fashion inspiration for new mums

Despite the wind buffeting this year’s Baftas last night (May 12th) and the red carpet in London getting hit by sudden gusts that wreaked havoc with some of the dresses, it didn’t stop the event from providing us with some great fashion inspiration. Lots of our favourite telly stars looked fabulous for the occasion and unlike at last week’s Met Ball, there wasn’t a theme so the dress code was much more formal. That meant we got to see plenty of gorgeous gowns on the ladies and tuxes on the men.


There was a really star-studded guest list as usual, but it was the yummy mummies that stood out for us the most – Sienna Miller, Romola Garai and Holly Willoughby in particular looked really great.


Sienna only became a mum nine months ago to baby daughter Marlowe and she recently told the Metro she’s got “much less energy” for stardom since then. Nevertheless, she looked stunning in a 1950s-style prom dress with a botanical print and showed that having a baby around the house needn’t mean an end to glamour. To get the look for yourself, see our lace maternity cocktail dress. The Hour’s Romola gave birth just two months ago, but she already looked slim and composed in a lacy dress, without even visible circles under her eyes. She did make an eye-watering joke about childbirth though – but we won’t go there! Meanwhile, Holly evoked old Hollywood in a scarlet frock with one strap and gathering at the waist to emphasise those curves. OK, so her little ones are two and four now as opposed to being babies, but she was still a great poster girl for busy mums everywhere.


You can emulate them really easily too – all you need is a little forward planning and a fantastic maternity evening dress and you can shine just as much as the Baftas girls. Luckily, we can help you with the latter as we have plenty of party-ready maternity gowns in our Seraphine Luxe collection – why not take a look ready for your next big event?



One other thing we noticed was that lots of the dresses last night seemed to be modelled on those from decades gone by – it must be the combined effect of Downton Abbey and forthcoming film The Great Gatsby! Take Tess Daly, for example. She looked stunning in a really unusual black lace and chiffon creation that was exactly like something Lady Mary might wear (except for the hint of cleavage, of course). She even had a 1920s-style beaded bag that we just loved.


This year’s biggest trends had been paid attention to by many of the invitees, with several coral outfits on show (Catherine Tyldesley from Coronation Street provided our favourite) and a lot of lace. However, some chose to do their own thing and wear something totally different. Mel Giedroyc was perhaps the best example of this, as she looked lovely in a white blazer teamed with black treggings that had a white stripe up each leg. It was androgynous yet managed to appear very feminine at the same time, so this is definitely one you could copy if you’re not really a ballgown kind of girl.


That’s not to say we didn’t love the more traditional frocks – comedy favourite Olivia Colman flattered her figure in a dazzling off-the-shoulder aubergine style and Sheridan Smith was beautiful as ever in a black dress that had structured panels over her chest. It’s worth looking out for pictures of the fashion amid all the snaps of skirts being blown askew by the gusts – there are quite a lot of those today!


The one that made us giggle the most is that of Sir Bruce Forsyth’s wife Wilnelia – as she posed for photos in a bright yellow gown, one of the floaty chiffon pieces flew up and covered her face completely. Perhaps it might be best to go for a figure-hugging frock like Olivia and Sheridan if you’re attending a special party soon, just in case that mischievous wind keeps up!


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