• Blog,  Hats

    Leave Your Hat On

    If I had a pound for every time someone told me that they’re “not a hat person” or “I don’t suit hats”, it’s highly likely that I’d be typing this article from a beach in the Bahamas. As I don’t, I’m not. But as a milliner it got me thinking. The French-born, American milliner Lilly Dache observed: “A hat is an expression of a woman’s soul. It is something that she wears on her head, but it belongs to her heart. It is the keynote of her personality, the finishing touch that makes her look beautiful, smart and sure of herself.” Now whilst she wrote this of women, it is…

  • Blog,  Hats

    The Hats We Wear

    As a milliner, hats are my craft, my passion and an empowering extension of my own personality. I love wearing hats and whilst I have a never-expanding collection of figurative head wear, it’s my range of metaphorical hats that seems to be growing at an alarming rate as I juggle life in this modern world. Hats used to be the norm, you were never fully dressed without a hat and yet now in our fast-paced society there has been a massive reduction in the number of people actually wearing them. Hats have become “old hat”. The irony of this fact is that as the number of people wearing literal hats…