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A Christening in the Country

At Upton Cressett over the weekend we had the christening of our four month old daughter Cosima in the Norman church of St. Michael.  The church had a special symbolism for me as it was where my husband William had [Read more…]

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Ascot by Bus

Six days before giving birth to my daughter Cosima we went to the millinery event of the year – Royal Ascot. The only way my husband William could get me to go to Ascot eight months pregnant was the promise [Read more…]

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An English Country Garden

A love of hats and gardens have long gone together.  Both are quintessentially English art forms. At Upton Cressett where I have my millinery studio, I often find that a walk around the garden, looking at the delectable and subtle [Read more…]

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Amazing Grace

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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Meet Thimble

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

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Behind the Scenes

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

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

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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Why I’m in Love with Pink

I was woken up this Sunday morning in the country by the ‘ping’ of a text at around 7.30 am. Who the hell…..Well, it could wait. Who on earth could be texting me so early, I thought as I started running the [Read more…]

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