Royal Ascot 2017 – Day 1

One week on from Royal Ascot & it’s finally time for me to blog about the gorgeous headwear that we saw there.  From dramatic sweeping brims, large show stopping flowers & abstract shapes….this year did not disappoint.  Here are just … Continue reading

Mary Portas: Ascot 2015

I am already in full on Ascot 2016 mode….so I thought I’d take a look at one of the attention grabbing Ascot hats of 2015.  Today I’ll be looking at the Noel Stewart hat worn by Mary Portas.   Embed … Continue reading

Hayley Abbott Art – Sketches of my Designs

A few months ago the very talented artist, Hayley Abbott contacted me & asked if she could sketch some of my designs!  I couldn’t believe it….I was totally flattered & immediately said yes!  What an accolade to think that someone … Continue reading

Polka Dot Spiral Fascinator – Spring / Summer 2013

I know I say it every time….but I love this fascinator. I have a bit of a love affair with polka dots (shhh, don’t tell leopard print, it’ll get jealous!) and I saw this material a while ago.  I know … Continue reading

Leopard Print Head Band – Autumn / Winter 2012

I love leopard print.  I honestly could sit drooling over the stuff for hours.  Dad has referred to me as Kat Slater from EastEnders due to my love for it….this doesn’t offend me.  So yeah, it’s safe to say I … Continue reading

Guinea Fowl Feathered Fascinator – Autumn / Winter 2012

Having posted all of the images, design by design for my Spring / Summer 2012 shoot I’m now doing the same for my Autumn / Winter 2012 shoot too.  Here I’ll be looking at each design and giving you a … Continue reading

Saffron from Republica looks amazing in her Katie Vale hat!

A few months ago I was lucky enough to have the amazing Saffron Sprackling from Republica come to visit me in my studio. Saffron & I had chatted on the phone before she came in, so I had a rough … Continue reading

Lace Abstract Fascinator – Spring / Summer 2012

So I wanted to do a design that was mainly focused on the layered lace effect that was so prominent last year, and has followed through to this year too.  And so after lots of thinking about the best design … Continue reading