Sunday, 14 November 2010

St Barnabas Launch Party

Thank you to everyone who came to see me at the launch last night and more so thankyou to the lovely lady who bought one of my hats.

For all of you who couldn't come here is what you missed.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Snazzy new Price Labels

Check out my snazzy new price labels-

My wonderful friend Stephanie has designed a beautiful new logo for my hats and cakes stall, didn't she do well.

Come and grab yourself a bargain or a tasty cake. The info is below-

Saturday, November 13 · 7:00pm - 10:30pm

LocationSt Barnabas Church
St Barnabas Church Grove Road Bow London E3 5TG
London, United Kingdom

Created By

More Info
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Cheap £3 tickets available now!!

Monday, 8 November 2010

Sneak a Peek

Here is a sneaky peek at my new work for this weekends market stall and first outing as hats and cakes.

Let me know what you think. Or better still stop me and buy one at the St Barnabas event launch this Saturday.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Richard Sweeny

I have just discovered the amazing work of Richard Sweeney. His paper sculptures are amazing and I can't help but link them to millinery and how awesome a structured paper flower would look on a headpiece.

Final version

As promised here is a photo of the finished piece ( tiff is on the left). It is not very clear in the photo but I am please with how it came out.

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Work in progress

I am working on a commission for another small headpiece for a friend. i am so glad someone apart from me appreciates the beauty that is leopard printed sinamay.

Tiffany has bought a selection of beautiful shaped cock feathers in tonal greys and browns and some daring pink feathers.

A girl after my own heart, I was instantly inspired.

I really enjoy doing commissions because they give me the space to experiment whilst sticking to the brief set by the wearer. I hope it is the start of many to come.

Check out my progress so far and watch this space for which one she chooses.......... sorry about the background!!


Sunday, 11 July 2010

Don't give up you day job ................

Whilst exploring my options and trying to figure out how to make millinery more of a career than a hobby teaching weekend classes has always been at the back of my mind.

Imagine my enthusiasm when Camilla forwarded me an advert for hat class assistants needed for Katherine Elizabeth millinery.

It all happened very quickly and I found myself spending 4 hours on Saturday helping to teach a very civilised hen party how to make their own fascinators.


It was such good fun. If you know any up-coming hen parties check out her web-site.

Who knows I could even be one of your instructors!!

Distinctive with a distinction.

Having now completed my BTEC in millinery design I thought it about time to take some proper shots of my hats to showcase my work. My beautiful sister kindly agreed to model for me.

They are going to be for my new website but I thought I would add the raw form of the images to my blog for you all to see.

I am really proud of these and hope they are the shape of many hats to come.

I would love to know what you all think.

I have more hats which didn't quite work with her hair colour so any blondes out there let me know if your are up for a spot of modelling.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Sneak Peek

Dear All,

I have been working hard to finish my homework and produce 3 finished pieces all based around the work of Gustav Klimt. I still have loads more ideas but as the summer project has kicked in I have to put these on a back burner. I thought I would give you all a sneak peek before the photo shoot. Now all I have to do is find a willing model, any takers..........

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Couture Accessories

Whilst researching for my summer project I came across this amazing silk tulle headpiece by Balenciaga. It's from his 1964 collection and is aptly named "mille-feuilles".

The tulle pom-poms are so soft and delicate but very contemporary at the same time. I would never have thought this kind of fabric could be used to create a structured headpiece, but it works beautifully.

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Spring has Sprung

Spring has sprung in my garden and I have been scouring for inspiration for my summer project. Textures and Colours are the brief so what better place to start than right here at home in my own little corner of London.

The mixture of colours and textures, rough with smooth is definitely something to explore.