Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Inspired by Downton Abbey

With the return of Downton Abbey this month we've been inspired to put together some winter hat inspiration for those who adore the vintage style.

Downton Abbey Hats - Alison Tod Millinery

Our felt cloche hats encompass the classic, elegant Edwardian styling of Downton Abbey beautifully. With their structured shape they display flawless craftsmanship and are available in a range of colour tones & designs.

During the 1900's, when the Cloche was first introduced, it was said that the decoration on the hat represented the relationship status of the lady wearing it. An arrow shaped ribbon was worn by women who were single but had already given their heart to someone, a knot symbolised marriage and a glamorous bow was for the single women who were interested in mingling.

Downton Abbey Hats - Alison Tod Millinery

To compliment the art deco style of the cloche hats we also have a collection of beaded evening bags which were another statement piece at the time. The hand-pleated silk scarf by Charles & Patricia Lester, which also features in the image above, further emphasises the sophisticated look of this era.

For more information on any of the pieces featured in the post email enquiries@alisontod.co.uk or call 01873 855923.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Spotlight on our new pieces for Autumn/ Winter 2014

This season we have a range of wonderfully unique pieces which make up our Autumn/ Winter collection.  Here's a closer look at some of our favourites.

These animal print clutch bags are right on trend for this season. Finished with a semi precious agate detailing these bags are unique, stylish and practical.

Our winter faux fur collection includes ski bands along with hats that have both suede or velvet tops. We also have beautiful sets which include fur wraps to compliment the hats creating a timeless, sophisticated look.

Great for bringing a pop of colour to your winter are our italian bobble hats.  Available in a range of fun designs at just £20.00 they will also make great Christmas gifts.

To see our full winter collection visit us in store at 13 Cross Street, Abergavenny NP7 5EH.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Abergavenny Food Festival & Our Conde Nast Feature

The established Abergavenny food festival is set to take place on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st. The event takes over our small market town presenting an array of local food & drinks.

In the current issue of Conde Nast Traveller magazine, Sally Shalam gives a mention of our town's renowned event. She then proceeds to give a special mention of our new shop >>

"Since you will never need to buy packet salad again, fritter your anticipated savings on the kind of glamour wild cress cannot deliver: The marvellous Milliner Alison Tod has opening a new shop at 13 Cross Street Abergavenny." 

Conde Nast Traveller