My love of hats grew from wearing them. I started taking some classes initially to make my own hat for Royal Ascot and enjoyed it instantly. I was lucky enough to do classes with Rose Cory who is an exceptional teacher.
I make my hats one by one and each one is an original one off design. That is quite important to me. I like originality and don't want anyone running into the same hat at an event. Beyond that I don't like mass producing items, it steals a little of the fun I experience in the process.
Inspiration for hats is everywhere, in nature, in books, in shapes and colours. The possibilities are endless. One of my favourite inspirations is from flowers. I also love to use luxury silks, especially Liberty of London's beautiful patterns.