What are couture millinery techniques and why do they matter?

On my website I emphasise the fact that all my hats are handmade using traditional couture millinery techniques. But what does that actually mean - and why should you care? Given that this coming week is London Craft Week I thought it would be the perfect time to tell you a little more about this. … Continue reading What are couture millinery techniques and why do they matter?

Why I choose to work with older models (or is age nothing to do with it?)

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?)

How to Find the Perfect Hat for Your Face Shape – Part 6: All Square

My last post was about finding hats to suit oval faces. In this final post of the series we will look at the square shaped face. If you are not sure yet what your face shape is, start by reading my first post in this series: how to find out your own face shape. Long faces … Continue reading How to Find the Perfect Hat for Your Face Shape – Part 6: All Square

How to find the perfect hat for your face shape – Part 4: In the round

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

How to find the perfect hat for your face shape – Part 3: Why the long face?

My last post was for those of you with heart shaped faces. This next post is (surprise surprise!) for those of you who have a long face. If you haven’t a clue what your face shape is, don’t worry – just take a look at my first post of the series: how to find out … Continue reading How to find the perfect hat for your face shape – Part 3: Why the long face?