Hat Designer of the Year 2013 – The Results

Congratulations to all the finalists in the Hat Designer of the Year Competition 2013! You have all achieved so much and I am really looking forward to seeing all the details in the Hat Magazine. Particularly well done to Awon Goulding who I have got to know via email since we both won a prize at The Feltmakers Competition in 2010.Click here to view results

Prince George Alexander Louis

Congratulations to Kate and William on the birth of baby George. Kate does wonders for british millinery so it only seems right to congratulate them! Vogue has a lovely selection of pictures and Kate looks absolutely amazing in them, really relaxed and beautiful in her cute polka dot Jenny Packham dress.Click here to view

The Cap That Rose Again

A friend of mine, Rhain Kempadoo, who I was at college with is now designing contemporary flat caps, all manufactured in Yorkshire – a lovely blend of old and new. Here is an article about her from the Yorkshire Post that has a link to her website……Click Here to view article

Wimbledon 2013


What a fantastic result for Great Britain with Andy Murray winning at Wimbledon for the first time – it was well deserved! We were lucky enough to attend Wimbledon a few years ago and even though I am not a huge tennis fan it was just an amazing place to be with such a fantastic atmosphere. We were actually watching Tim Henman when it started to rain and at that … Read More →

Vogue Trends – Spring/Summer 2013

Two key trends for summer 2013 are sugary pastels and animal prints. Vogue shows here that designers love sweet Laduree colours this season and are still incorporating snakeskin into their designs, even for summer. My collection ‘Solitary Snake’ includes three pastel shades of felt (pastel blue, sugar pink and lilac) and beautiful snake printed leather. Two 2013 summer trends in one item! Click Here for Vogue A-Z Trends (Pastels) Click … Read More →

YORK RACES – Yorkshire Ebor Festival, 21st – 24th August

Now is the perfect time to order your hat for York Races. Whether you are attending the John Smiths Cup on the 12th and 13th of July or the Yorkshire Ebor Festival from the 21st – 24th of August, Marisa Groom Millinery has a wide selection of hats and headpieces that will help you stand out from the crowd and feel special. Some of my suggestions for Ladies Day are: … Read More →