I always look forward to our photoshoots and this one was no exception. We had the dream team on board again - Katariina Jarvinen of Light Trick Photography and Sean Chapman - make up artist extraordinaire. Our model this season is Niki Smith. Niki is a teaching assistant at the Dharma Primary School in … Continue reading Autumn winter photoshoot
My last post was about finding hats to suit round faces. Now let's talk about those of you who have an oval 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. Oval faces are often seen as the … Continue reading How to find the perfect hat for your face shape – Part 5: The Oval – is too much choice such a good thing?
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
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?
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
In my last blog post I showed you how to find out your own face shape. In this next post we are going to take a closer look at the heart shaped face. The key elements of the heart shaped face are the differences in proportion between the top half and bottom half … Continue reading How to find the perfect hat for your face shape – Part 2: Matters of the heart
Why does it matter? Because any search for a hat will be a lot more fun (and a lot less disheartening) if you know at the start what shapes of hat are likely to suit you. Just going in to a shop and trying on the first hat you see may well put you off straight away … Continue reading How to find the perfect hat for your face shape – Part 1: Why it matters and why you’ll need lipstick
I seem to be making a lot of men’s hats at the moment. Often as a gift from a partner or friend when I think about it. So perhaps the answer to “what do you give to the man who has everything?” is “a made to measure hat”. I’ve recently made two bespoke Panamas with customised … Continue reading Men’s hats – and why we love them
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?
A well made hat is something designed to last and if you look after it carefully (and perhaps revive it with a retrim) you will be able to enjoy wearing it many times over. The problem is that hats and their boxes take up a fair amount of room and it is not unusual for … Continue reading Do You Have a Sad Hat?