It has started Asylum and we are ready

I will be going down the runway modelling one of Alice Hartshorne’s creations this evening at BGU but before all that here is today’s hat and quote.

“A person carries off the hat. Hats are about emotion. It’s all about how it makes you feel” Philip Tracey milliner and hat maker

We will be trading on Saturday and Monday in The Bailgate Methodist Church Hall LN1 3AR

We are looking forward to seeing you all…

The Privateer Steampunk pirate hat

The eve of Asylum is upon us..

Well some of you will have landed already but the main event will start tomorrow with the arrivals and admin stuff. Safe travels everyone and here is a hat to tempt you and a quote to inspire you

“The personality of the wearer of the hat makes the hat” Philip Tracey hat designer

Steampunk top hat Red Dragon

Not long til Asylum now folks…

As promised a hat a day til Asylum here is todays offering with a hat quote for your delectation

“I can wear a hat or take it off but either way it’s a conversation piece” Hedda Hopper. American Actress and gossip columnist circa 1950′

Steampunk top hat Midnight Rose size 59cm


The countdown to Asylum has begun

Todays offering for your delectation from the countdown to Asylum collection

I thought I would offer a hat quote of the day too..

This one is from the late Isabella Blow fashion editor and muse

“I don’t wear a hat as prop I wear it as part of me”



Black Top Hat Classic Blue steampunk style size 57cm

Asylum is just about up us….

A hat a day for your delectation in the run up to Asylum…

We will be with you at our usual venue The Bailgate Methodist Church Hall near Newport Arch, here is the post code for you tech types LN1 3AR.

We will be trading on Saturday and Monday, I will however be available for consultations on Thursday and Friday if required as I live in this fair city.

Here is a hat from the new collection to wet your appetite.

Black top steampunk hat Silver Lining size 60cm

New Bag design

After years of plain brown paper bags I have embossed, painted and metal brushed my own design onto the plain bags. All in keeping with my colour way I love a little embossment…..

The new look brown paper bags