Category Archives: Pill Box Hat

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...

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...

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...