Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fabulous Felts for A/W 2014

The trend of felt hats has been popular this season and it is set to continue through to Autumn/ Winter.

Felt hats with wide brims are among the most popular styles for this season. They are great for easily achieving a chic, sophisticated look while also being practical during the colder months.

Our full Autumn/Winter range, which includes a variety of felt hats, is now available in our Abergavenny store. We have fun felts in bright colour tones with large floral details, as well as more muted tones which have classic styling.

Also be sure to Look out for our fabulous collaboration with Ffolky Ffelt over the next couple of months.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Exquisite Accessories Collection

To compliment our range of hats & fascinators we have a range of accessories to complete your look. From Embellished Clutch bags to diamond earrings we have a collection of exquisite pieces to tie your outfit together. Our Abergavenny hat shop features an array of handbags available in every colour tone and style imaginable. We can also add matching details to the hat or handbag that you purchase so they compliment each other.

Our straw clutch bags, available in a range of colours are always a popular choice. They have a classic style that can be used again and again for a range of different occasions. We also have unique clutch bags if your looking for something a little bit different ideal for those extra special events.

Our jewellery is perfect for adding that final touch of luxury to an outfit. We also have a special collection of broaches (shown in the image below) where upon every purchase part of the proceeds are donated to the alzheimer's society. 
Our jewellery range includes the most intricate, elegant pieces that you can cherish forever due to their timeless style.

For more information on any of the pieces shown in this post, email or call 01873 855923.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Couture Millinery

Over the years Alison Tod has created some iconic pieces of millinery, allowing her to become established within the fashion world. For customers looking for something totally unique one of Alison's bespoke pieces is the perfect solution.

Here she has created a fun feather filled yellow hat finished with a black bow detail. Originally inspired by food this hat was named 'The Lemon Roulade' and it also won a Fashion award in 1996, 

This hat was created for the Qasimi show at London Fashion Week, modelled here by legend Carmen Dell'Orefice. This dark feather hat with it's sweeping shape compliments the victorian gothic style garments beautifully.

This eye-catching piece features a mix of interesting feather textures, finished with a dragonfly detailing. It is shown here being modelled at somerset house during London fashion week 2011. 

Taking inspiration from an outfit Alison can make a bespoke hat or fascinator suited to your style. To arrange an appointment in our Abergavenny store please call 01873 855923 or email

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Goodwood Revival Hats

In preparation for Goodwood Revival which takes place on 12th - 14th September we have gathered some of best vintage hats which are most appropriate for the occasion. 

Since 1998 the Goodwood circuit have hosted an annual three day festival. The event features many vintage racing cars & motorcycles which would have once raced at the course. To coincide with the vintage theme the guests go to great lengths to dress in period style. As a result the event has an incredible nostalgic atmosphere.   

During the war some of the only items that weren't rationed were hat materials, so during this time feathers, flowers and veiling were very popular in hat designs. 

This pastel pink disc shaped hat is perfect accessory to compliment the traditional victory roll hairstyle. Finished with a subtle tone flower detail this piece will add a touch of femininity to any outfit. 

Actress Emerald Fennell is photographed here wearing a blue tone, feather filled, vintage inspired hat. To add an element of fun she has teamed it with a dress from her sister Coco Fennell's collection called 'Play your Cards Right'. 

These felt hats have a classic, sophisticated style that would suit a tailored vintage outfit well. With feather and fabric ruffle detailing they are typical of retro styling. Shown here at a local fashion show styled with a Katherine Hooker coat, these felt hats present a more structured, refined style. 

We have many other vintage inspired hats in a vareity of styles available in store. To arrange an appoinment you can call the store on 01873 855923.