Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Daily Mail Feature

National newspaper The Daily Mail sees Carmen Dell'Orefice wearing Alison Tod couture. Keep a look out.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

For those in search of a HAT!

Official photos of our boutique. Set in a quiet market town amongst some of the most beautiful scenery that Wales has to offer. We are now becoming well know not only for our beautiful millinery but also for our ability to provide great tourist advice!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Goodwood Revival

Vintage attire warrants a spot of millinery and what better place to find an angelic, quirky little piece!
Goodwood Revival runs from the 16th to the 18th of September. An event that will really take you back to days gone by where you will have tremendous fun!! Follow this link for more information
(Image courtesy of mphotography and The Angel Hotel, Abergavenny)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Abergavenny Food Festival

An event that draws many from far and wide to enjoy an array of culinary surprises. An edible hat adorns the menu for such an occasion, last year saw an 'Alice in Wonderland' themed millinery creation. I'm sure the hat for 2011 will challenge this, let's wait and see!

The Abergavenny Food Festival ends our millinery summer season with a bang so come and join us! This years festival takes place 17th-18th September. Clipping taken from the cover of The Argus 2010, Festival Artwork courtesy of the Abergavenny Food Festival.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Ladies Day Royal Ascot 2011

Monochromatic Style, a pair of beautiful ostrich fans worn upwards in Ivory and downwards in Black. Millinery Couture Alison Tod garments: models' own accessories supplied by Alison Tod.

Argus Feature

For those of you who missed the feature in the South Wales Argus on Thursday 16th June 2011 or are unable to get your hands on one, you can find the article and images at

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Ascot Collection 2011

Wonderful millinery delights at the Vintage Afternoon Tea held at The Angel Hotel. Styling and Millinery by Alison Tod, Photography by Emma Parsons of mphotography

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Counting the days till Ascot

The summer season is here! The boutique is a frenzy with pieces for Ascot. The advice is to start hat shopping now! Especially if you want something spectacular for your day at the races. I hope you all are as excited as we are for the event, which always is a highlight of our summer calendar. Ascot is a place to go wild, so just do it!

Monday, May 16, 2011


Yesterday was a day enjoyed by all with show stopping hats causing quite a stir. Excited whispering in the crowds proved that this seasons Ascot collection is not one to be missed. Fashions ranged between 1900-1940 with a high abundance of colour, great for the summer season. Millinery was complemented well by the showcase of some incredible garments by Claire Tremlett using Watts of Westminster Fabric whom we greatly thank. Our thanks also go to Charles and Patricia Lester, Elliot J Freize and all those working behind the scenes on hair, makeup and dressing. A great success!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

It's the 'Ascot' time of year

After all the buzz of the royal wedding, we are all eager for our own time to get dressed up. What better place to do it than Royal Ascot.
A previous Royal Ascot piece (Still owned by the boutique). With the trend being neutrals why not add a little zing to stand out from the crowd! (Image courtesy of Alistair Morrison)

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Wedding Highlights

Visit for an article on Alison and all those hats that made their way to the wedding

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Vintage Afternoon Tea with The Angel Hotel

Follow the link for more information or leave a comment.
This will be a preview of the new millinery collection that will make it's debut at Royal Ascot 2011.
Look forward to decorative, big, vintage inspired pieces.
The show will include Fashion from 5 decades of the early 1900's.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Royal Wedding

On the week commencing the 25th April, Alison Tod will be featured on BBC Wales Today (exact dates and times I hope to post later). Alison speaks about the numerous hats she has designed and made that will be making their way to the Royal Wedding. Prince William and Kate Middleton pictured above (courtesy of Zimbio).

Friday, April 22, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Previous Collections-Amber Le Bon

Amber Le Bon modeling a skull cap range for Elliot J Freize Autumn/Winter 2010/11 at London Fashion Week

Previous Collections-London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 09/10

Collaboration with Qasimi (garments) for London Fashion Week Autumn Winter preview 2009. From Left to Right models pictured are Cecilia Chancellor, Carmen Dell'Orefice and Erin O'Connor. (Images courtesy of Qasimi, Getty Images and Wire Images)