I have been very busy recently fulfilling custom Panama orders. This is no onerous task, as the Panama is one of my favourite hats. If you have ever owned a genuine Panama you will understand what a beautiful piece of artisanal craft you have in your hands (or on your head for that matter). Many … Continue reading Who made your Panama?
Any cursory glance through the images of my collections will make it quite clear that I like to use "real" women to model my work. Although to be honest I am not sure what other sort there is - Hadley Freeman (as always) makes the point far better than I can. To me it equates to: … Continue reading Why I choose to work with older models (or is age nothing to do with it?)
My last post was about long slim faces. Now let's talk about those of you who have a round face. As always, if you don't know what your face shape is, start with my first post in this series: how to find out your own face shape. The round face is very symmetrical – your "lipstick outline" … Continue reading How to find the perfect hat for your face shape – Part 4: In the round
I have just had a wonderful time making a hat for Jenny Mark-Bell (editor of Sussex Life Magazine) to wear to Goodwood Revival. Some of you may well be familiar with this flagship event held on the Goodwood Estate - Goodwood themselves describe it thus: "The romance and glamour of motor racing as it … Continue reading A Hat for Goodwood Revival
Those of you heading off for your summer holidays might be pondering whether to take a hat with you; if you have sun sensitive skin and you are lucky enough to be going somewhere hot you have probably been advised that it is essential to take a sunhat. If you are Joan Collins you can … Continue reading Are you taking a hat on holiday?
I recently had the pleasure of creating a custom made Panama for the one woman powerhouse that is Samantha Wilding of StyleandGrace.eu. Samantha is an eloquent blogger and personal stylist who specialises in boosting the confidence of women and men over 40. She is going to Wimbledon on Saturday and wanted something that would go with her outfit … Continue reading A Wimbledon Panama
Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to the recent Spring Launch and Sample Sale. It was wonderful to catch up with so many clients and to meet new friends too. I think we proved that there is style and glamour in every generation – from sons with street style to some … Continue reading SS16 collection launch and sample sale