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, 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 🙂

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 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?

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) 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.