Millinery is a dynamic and ever-changing industry. The excitement from continual discovery within the industry is what drives me to keep designing and creating.
From small sketches on a piece of paper, to the cutting of luxury materials; these important stages of the design process are reasons why I love doing what I do. I get excited about each and every detail - it's what I describe as the ‘positive impact’ of making a great piece.
A great hat makes you feel confident, fantastic and even unique. I like it when my connection with a finished product is passed on to the wearer. Seeing the positive energies from a great piece transfer to the wearer is empowering. It’s like putting on a great pair of shoes and equally as addictive.
I get inspired by the spirit of a time or mood of a movement whether it be political, cultural, architectural or fashion through the art of millinery. inspiration however, can at times be simply from the touch of fabric or the sound of a song.
All of the pieces are made by me using age old techniques and a mix of traditional and contemporary materials ranging from beautifully coloured summer straws to delicate ombre silks to the richness of fine leather. Each piece is lovingly sewn by hand ensuring a certain uniqueness.