Author Archives: ellievallerini
A Spot of Vintage Modelling!
I played many roles whilst working as Designer/Maker at John Boyd Hats. Here I am modelling our Vintage Collection, all beautiful newly made hats using some of the amazing treasures that My Boyd had collected over the years, some spanning back pre-war. The detail and quality of these raffias are so inspiring in themselves, itContinue reading “A Spot of Vintage Modelling!”
The Humble Beginnings
This hat has a special place in my heart as it was the very first hat I made and where the adventure began! It’s fair to say that Millinery has taken me on quite a journey. I have met so many talented and interesting people and made some life long friends not to mention theContinue reading “The Humble Beginnings”
A Perfect Showstopper for the Races
I absolutely loved making this piece whilst working at John Boyd Hats in Knightsbridge. Mr B gave us such creative freedom not to mention the incredible materials we had on tap that he’d been collecting since the 1940s! I made this piece by hand sculpting vintage striped crinoline with added crin edge (for extra drama)Continue reading “A Perfect Showstopper for the Races”
The Year of The Rabbit
Absolutely loved making this fabulous hat for the Channel 4 program The Year of the Rabbit. Such incredible costumes designed by Rosa Dias.