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Mother of the Bride Elegance

I just wanted to share with you this stunning image of a very chic mother of the bride. Some brides may shy away from the idea of their mother (or any of the guests) wearing white or ivory to her big day, but this amazing lady sure knows how to pull it off! She wears a classic dress with beautiful detailing. We chose this quirky pill box percher hat (jasper hat ) to finish the outfit. Made from an Read More...

Mad As A March Hare

Its Super busy here at WLD I am showing at this years arc fashion show in the RDS Dublin on 8th March This Fashion Extravaganza will be the biggest and most extravagant fashion show in Dublin in 2018. The innovative and well known Irish designers featuring their pieces are as follows – Helen Cody Theo + George Niamh O’Neill Suzy Monaghan Heidi Higgins KDK Ballyboy Design (Siobhan Quinn) Mariad Whisker White or Cream (Helen Hayes) Delphine Grandjouan Derek Lawlor & Margaret O’Connor Jill de Burca & Emma Sheridan Sarah O’Neill Wild Cocoon Sarah Murphy Amie Egan Milliners – Read More...

CIFD Fashion Show 2107

Council of Irish fashion designers annual Fashion show from September 2017 in conjunction with Peter marks Top Irish fashion designers showcased their collections at this prestigious event Thanks for Eddie Shanahan for this amazing show Watch here a selection of my A/w handblocked felt hats http://www.wendylouisedesigns.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/9-1.mp4 Read More...

Anyone for tea???

Being from the U.K .. afternoon tea is a custom which I adore !! When I was asked by Eddie Shanahan from the CIFD (council of Irish fashion design )to be involved with a collaboration with the westbury hotel in Dublin for a art of Millinery afternoon tea extravaganza!!excited was not the word !!!! Five established milliners Aiofa Kirwan,Davina Lynch,Margrett O Connor Leonora Ferguson and myself Wendy louise knight were asked to create a hat each ,which was given Read More...
best dressed lady punchestown 2016 wearing a wendy louise design

2016 at Wendy Louise Designs

We had a busy year in 2016..so busy in fact my social calendar was quite dull because of it  !! The year  started with a best dressed lady at punchestown Leona Skelly from Nass scooped the prize on day 2 of a chilly Punhestown wearing a Teal Blue Kate pill box Another winner at the 2106 Dublin horse show Rebecca Quigley from Monaghan scooped the prize foe “elegance is an attidude” winning a amazing Longines watch Rebecca wore a one off piece Read More...

Pill Box ..perfection

  Pill Box hats are my all time suggestion  for that timeless addition to the wardrobe. When we think pill box hats we immediately reminisce of style icons Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn and more recently princess Kate Middleton ;these stylish women wear this style perfectly. Out of a need to wear a hat Jackie Kennedy started the trend of wearing the hat perched on the back of her head. Perfect for the full high hairstyles of the day(I think its funny Read More...

Be on Trend with a Fedora Hat!

Fedora Hat My new block of the season is the on trend fedora hat, made in wool or luxurious peachbloom felt ! Everyone looks good in a fedora hat !!! Slightly larger than its sister hat the trilby, the fedora takes hat wearing to another level. When we think fedora we think men’s hat !! We think rat pack , frank Sinatra, dick Tracy and 1940s gangster! Now in this day of casual dressing a fedora hat is a hat of choice for Read More...

Nominated for Enterprise Award

The highlight of enterprise week was rounded off with an evening in the Longford Golf Club for the County Enterprise Awards. The three finalists were Wendy Louise Designs , Shipmytribike and N&E precision. I was delighted to be announced runner up at the event  with a prize fund and fabulous bowl from Thomas Lynam ceramics. The awards are an annual event which highlight growing and established entrepreneurs within the county , the prizes were awarded by Micheal Nevin, head of the Read More...

Winter felts – New shapes!

New shapes … French fancy!!! This new hat block is a quirky vintage inspired pill box I have named it French fancy as it reminded me of adorable French patisseries!!!! It is a small oval shape with a nice deep crown. The detail on the crown is a swirl indentation which gives the hat definition and shape. This style looks amazing and rich blocked using a soft peachbloom wool felt. Making this hat I first heat the aluminum block up so Read More...