Ellie Vallerini is a couture milliner based in the beautiful seaside town of Hastings where she makes elegant hats and headdresses perfect for weddings, races and events.
Ellie’s designs show her love of colour, simplicity and style. Using traditional millinery techniques and a variety of materials, she makes each hat by hand creating an object of beauty and exquisite craftsmanship which, Ellie believes, adds to the magic of wearing a couture hat.
After gaining a BA Hons in Contemporary Crafts Ellie began her Millinery career in London with renowned milliners such as Edwina Ibottson and Piers Atkinson before being offered a post as Designer/Maker for Royal Milliner John Boyd in 2012. Over the next six years she developed her millinery skills and enjoyed working closely with individual clients at the Knightsbridge atelier, designing the perfect hat for each customer to look and feel fabulous.
In 2018 Ellie set up her own label and produces two couture collections a year which she sells through the international online company LoveHats and a selection of boutiques around Sussex. In addition to designing and making her own range of couture hats, Ellie enjoys working with stylists and designers to make commissions for TV, film and theatre aswell as some of London’s top attractions, and she has collaborated on many external projects including national and charity events, music videos, fashion shows and photoshoots.