Hats for weddings, hats for Ascot, hats for Henley, christenings, parties and special occasions.
When I was little, every spring, we used to go and stay with my aunt in Devon. The highlight of our holiday was a visit to a wood where the ground was filled with bluebells and wood anemones …also called Windflowers! I remember the perfume from this amazing carpet of flowers blowing on the breeze.
To begin at the beginning. First, the block. I love this shape! Perching sideways, it makes an elegant line from the top of the head, past the cheekbone to end at ear level. As it measures 9″ x 10″/23cms x 26cms, it obeys the millinery rules for Ascot without being clumsy or difficult to wear.
ostrich feathers, I have recreated a sense of those flower heads blowing lightly in the wind. (Securely fixed to a silk covered hairband, there’s no risk of this hat blowing away on the day!)
If you like this design but would prefer to have your own ideas or memories used in the design of your perfect hat, come and discuss possibilities over coffee and cake!