Wear A Hat Day – Thanks

A huge thank you to everyone at Easingwold school for helping me organise ‘Wear A Hat Day’ 2014 and raising a fantastic £250 for charity. Well done everyone!

Wear A Hat Day 2014

Don’t forget that Friday the 28th of March is national Wear A Hat Day! All donations greatly received at the following website… Click here for website


I got some exciting news today that my work is featured on the website and online magazine ukhandmade. They have a lovely and diverse range of handmade contemporary work by UK designers. The theme for the latest magazine is ‘innovation’ so I was really delighted to be asked! They do a really great job of supporting UK designers – so thank you ukhandmade! The website is well worth having a … Read More →

Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones

Just received a fab late Christmas present, Hats: An Anthology by master milliner Stephen Jones. It is the book that accompanied the V&A exhibition a few years ago. He is a true millinery genius, I particularly love the hat inspired by the London underground and the felt artists pallet headpiece. Click Here

Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!

Somerset House is currently holding a major fashion exhibition celebrating the life and wardrobe of Isabella Blow. Her idiosyncratic style was distinctive and unique and with a passion for creativity. She is widely known for championing the extraordinary talents of milliner Philip Treacy, Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan and Julien Macdonald. Click here to view

Snake Print For Spring Summer 2014

It’s great to see that beautiful and intricate snake print is sill a source of inspiration for designers for spring/summer 2014. The preview of Stella McCartney’s Ready To Wear Spring/Summer 2014 collection at NYFW has some amazing pieces, including some really gorgeous dresses. For those who love to be on trend, my collection ‘Solitary Snake’ is the perfect choice – using a combination of gorgeously soft snake printed leather and … Read More →

Alice Sheffield Wedding

There was great excitement this weekend in Sutton on the Forest (particularly with all the children) when David and Samantha Cameron arrived at our local church on Saturday. They were attending the wedding of Alice Sheffield who is Samantha Cameron’s half sister. Alice looked beautiful as did Samantha and her sister Emily Sheffield, who is deputy editor of Vogue, although not many hats on show at all! Click here to … Read More →

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