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Tuesday, 31 May 2011

A twist on the Turban

I'm so glad that the world is finally discovering the delights of the 'urban turban' as reported in the press today. Why not give me a call to discuss commissioning your own beautiful and stylish turban.

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Washed up

Today, I visited a brilliant little exhibition of hats at London's Selfridges department store. 'Washed up' explores how the ocean and it's contents have influenced some of the most memorable designs in fashion history.

The exhibit includes gorgeous millinery pieces by artists such as Stephen Jones, Philip Treacy, Emma Yeo, Zara Gorman, Justin Smith Esquire and Alexander McQueen (to name a few) which are staged around displays of deadwood and coral.

Don't miss the absolutely awe inspiring exhibits of corals and the sad narrative around their destruction by those who want to own a piece of their beauty.

The exhibition really resonated with me personally as last year I based my summer collection on the beautiful and intricate oceanic drawings and watercolours of Professor Ernst Haeckel.
For more information about the exhibition, visit Selfridges.com

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

An interview with Stephen Jones

Just found this great clip from the V&A which gives an interesting insight in to the life, work and style of milliner Stephen Jones. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Isabella Blow - Millinery icon

It was around about this time a few years ago that Isabella Blow, one of the fashions worlds most influential figures, sadly took her life. She will always be remembered for amazingly eccentric style, something which helped propel designers such as Philip Treacy to the top of their game.

Visit Style.com and Guardian.co.uk to see photo galleries of this style icon wearing some of the most spectacular millinery masterpieces ever created.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Kentucky Derby 2011

Below are links to a few galleries showing hats worn at the recent Kentucky Derby horse races. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Newmarket Ladies Day, 7 July 2011

If you're looking for a headpiece for Newmarket Horse Races Ladies Day, why not get in touch? I have a stylish range of handmade fascinators and pillboxes that are just ideal for the occasion!

And remember, I'm always happy to discuss colour and fabric preferences to help you get the perfect look for your very special outfit!