Neilson Photography snapper takes home prize with homemade dress.

Neet Neilson of Neilson Photography has been crowned as winner of the Clogau Gold Best Dressed Competition after winning 135 likes on Professional Jeweller’s Facebook page for the outfit she wore to the magazine’s Hot 100 party.

As winner of the prize Neilson is entitled to a bespoke piece of jewellery created by Clogau Gold using a touch of Welsh gold, but rather than keeping the jewellery for herself Neilson said she plans to auction off the jewellery to raise money for charity Breast Cancer Care. Neilson was herself a victim of breast cancer but survived and has been clear for seven years now as of yesterday. 


Neilson and Clogau Gold will now work together to create a piece of jewellery to be auctioned off.

Neilson was shot at the Hot 100 Clogau Gold Best Dressed photo board wearing a blue dress that she designed and made herself with a sequin trimmed bullet bra and transparent netting godets splitting six velvet panels with a detachable velvet bolero. She said: “When I am not shooting beautiful jewels, my hobby is making gorgeous gowns.”

Clogau Gold has said that it will also create two bespoke pairs of cufflinks for runners up Andrew Lewis and Paul Casement of Hot Diamonds who scored 52 likes on Facebook. The pair struck an Olympics-inspired pose for the camera with Lewis impersonating sprinter Usain Bolt while Casement went for Best of British with a Mobot pose in homage to long-distance runner Mo Farrah.

Sonia Menezes of Clogau Gold said that she was particularly smitten with the image of the Hot Diamonds execs due to the timing of the competition running at the close of what has been a fantastic summer of sports for the UK. She added that a pair of lightening bolt cufflinks and a pair of Mobot cufflinks are on their way to Lewis and Casement.

To see the full gallery of entrants to this year’s Clogau Gold Best Dressed Competition at the Professional Jeweller Hot 100 2012 party click here