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Fashion Week Salon Surprise

Friday 12th September 2014 | 0comments

When I hosted my London Fashion Week Preview at 5 Hertford Street for my new Millinery Collection, sponsored by Charbonnel et Walker, an unexpected guest was Stuart Rose who happened to be having lunch at the club when his famous [Read more…]

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Ascot Favourites

Monday 18th August 2014 | 0comments

As a milliner, I always find Royal Ascot Week a tricky social week. It’s like the Oscar Week of the Millinery year and it can be humbling – not to say humiliating – if you find that a ‘client’ whom [Read more…]

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Derby Delight

Monday 9th June 2014 | 0comments

I had a very enjoyable day at The Derby as a guest of Johnno Spence. I had never been to the Derby before so I had no idea what to expect. The Derby is just so different from Royal Ascot [Read more…]

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Amazing Grace

Wednesday 4th June 2014 | 0comments

I was reading the Evening Standard tonight and was delighted to see that London’s evening paper has singled out in a Leader how the capital is a ‘magnet for talent’. Some of the collections may have been wacky,  ’eccentric’ and [Read more…]

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Over Your Head?

Monday 2nd June 2014 | 0comments

Over Your Head ? The Etiquette of hat-wearing at Society Events is confusing. Lady Laura Cathcart explains the Rules Sunday Times Style, 1st June, 2014 Should a girl inwardly sigh if a man fails to remove his top hat (one [Read more…]

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A Millinery Night Dream in Mayfair

Saturday 31st May 2014 | 0comments

Last week, I co-hosted a Summer Season Celebration pre-Ascot party with dress designer Amanda Wakeley at her new flagship store on Albemarle Street in Mayfair.   We had a great turn out of fashion editors and friends that included Royal [Read more…]

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Meet Thimble

Tuesday 8th April 2014 | 0comments

Meet Thimble, the newest addition to my studio. She even has her own tiny hat!  

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Behind the Scenes

Tuesday 8th April 2014 | 0comments

I’m very excited about my new campaign, which includes fabulous shots of actress Georgina Rylance modelling the new collection, photographed by Alex Bramall. Catriona Stirling was our stylist for the shoot and Charlotte Cowen was the makeup artist. The shoot [Read more…]

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Blown Away by Isabella

Wednesday 20th November 2013 | 0comments

I went yesterday to a preview of the Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!  exhibition at Somerset House. The show celebrates the very individual life and wardrobe of one of the great modern icons of British fashion – and muse to both [Read more…]

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The Devil Wears Violet

Tuesday 22nd October 2013 | 0comments

I have just finished shooting the ‘look-book’ for my Summer 2014 Collection London, using as my model a beautiful head by sculptor and garden designer Charlie Day. Perhaps one reason it is so alluring - and perfect for my hats – is that [Read more…]

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