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, it was wonderful to bring them back to life with a modern twist. Oh and the photographer for this shoot? Head Milliner and now owner Sarah Marshal. We were a multi talented team 🙂
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 the opportunity to learn such a wonderful craft, memories to cherish!
This particular hat is made using vintage liberty fabric and I just love the colours! Where did your dreams begin?
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) and mounting it on a silk button base with a dramatic silk bow to finish. I think it has the wow factor with a touch of elegance.
Absolutely loved making this fabulous hat for the Channel 4 program The Year of the Rabbit. Such incredible costumes designed by Rosa Dias.
Love this shoot with Sonia Lazo wearing our NewYorker Beret in Burgundy, It looks so cute teamed with mustard!