Saturday, January 31, 2015

By Royal Invitation

We have many inspiring events coming up this year to look forward to but one that we are truly excited for is The Queen's Garden Party. Alison recently received an invitation to the Spring event, of which she kindly accepted, and she has now began making her very special hat for the all important occasion.  

Feeling honoured to be in receipt of this invitation we decided to take a look back at some of our millinery creations that have been worn by attendees of past Royal occasions.  
Countess Darnley in her role as Lord Lieutenant with Her Majesty The Queen 
Presiding Officer of the National Assembly for Wales, Dame Rosemary Butler AM

Alexandra Pettifer at Prince Harry's passing out parade at Sandhurst, where he graduated as an army officer to join the Household Cavalry's Blues and Royals. 
Mary Taylor with her award at an investiture in Windsor Castle

Send us your photos of your palace visits to, we know there are hundreds out there! If you have a royal occasion approaching and your in need of a special hat please arrange an appointment by email or phone 01873 855923.    

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Hats For The Cheltenham Races

With Cheltenham Ladies Day taking place on March 11th in under two months we're showcasing our best hats fit the glamourous occasion.

Our pillbox hats will add a chic and sophisticated style to a raceday outfit. This bold colourful collection will enhance a vibrant outfit or can be used to coincide with accessories. The addition of the jewel tones present a quirky modern twist to a classic hat design.

Race Day Hats - Alison Tod

We also have a selection of other styles on display at our Abergavenny hat shop featuring more muted tones. Available in a range of textures and designs we will be sure to have something that will compliment and enhance both the fabric and style of your outfit.

Pillbox Hat - Alison Tod Millinery

To start creating your hat ready for the races, book an appointment by calling us on 01873 855923 or email 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hat Colour Trend Forecast - Spring 2015

To get in preparation for the occasion filled Spring season ahead we have collated some of the top colour trends from the recent catwalk shows........ 


This spring these strong, punchy citrus colours are set to be a popular colour choice. Spotted in collections from Michael Kors to Chloe, colours like yellow & lime green are set to become upbeat staples for Spring.

Wedding Hats - Alison Tod Millinery

Wedding Hats - Alison Tod Millinery


Continuing through to this Spring is this sophisticated monochrome style. With the use of bold patterns and fabric textures this seasons outfits have been given a dynamic look, reinventing those timeless classics. Our array of black and white hats emulate the chic style with a using a variety of formations & detailing.          
Wedding Hats - Alison Tod Millinery

Wedding Hats - Alison Tod Millinery


This soft, clean colour palette is perfect for the Spring season. With a mixture of delicate ballet tones teamed with a floral design you can create a classic feminine outfit ideal for a special occasion. We have both hats & fascinators in our collection which can be used to subtly compliment your outfit.          

Wedding Hats - Alison Tod Millinery

Wedding Hats - Alison Tod Millinery