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This Month at Atelier Millinery

A distinctly international feel this month at Atelier plus read about December's Instagram photo challenge with the chance to win one of our hats and more! November Offers We ship our ready to wear and bespoke hats all over the world. This bespoke version of our Pimms Party Hat went to Australia for the Melbourne Cup. Keeping it worldwide, we’re getting in the Thanksgiving spirit by offering 20% [...]

Advanced Style

We were delighted to have Atelier Millinery included in this season's schedule for London Fashion Week. Our lovely neighbours at Soho Create networked their socks off to bring our idea to life in the form of a special  screening at the new Picturehouse cinema on Shaftesbury Avenue. For anyone not familiar with the story behind the documentary film, Advanced Style, it all started with a blog. Ari [...]

A makers guide to New York

New York is a great city for fashion and shopping (two of our favourite things) so when Georgina and Tina went there earlier this year they couldn’t resist turning it into a busman’s holiday and taking a tour of the garment district. You can never have too many threads but how to store them? At One Penn Plaza there was a cotton reel art installation by New York Artist Devorah Sperber, the artworks [...]

Racing season at Atelier

It has been a busy race season for team Atelier. We’ve had hats going to the Kentucky Derby and Derby day parties in New York. Royal Ascot kept us busy in June and our pop up shop at the gentleman’s hatters Bates ran for its second year. We took a turn at Newbury Races for the Immediate Media staff summer party, it was festival themed with their staff trying out a number of activities, including a [...]

Millinery Private View at Kensington and Chelsea College

HNC Millinery Private View at Kensington and Chelsea College We took a team outing to the HNC Millinery Private View exhibition to see the next generation of upcoming milliners.  The HNC is a year-long course that allows students to immerse themselves in the millinery design and making process from sketchbook to finished collection with a focus on preparing the students for industry.  Over the yea [...]

Community Clothing – New Social Enterpirse

As we all know him best, Patrick Grant is a judge on The Great British Sewing Bee. In non-sewing circles he is of course better known as a British Fashion Designer and today he launches an exciting new social clothing initiative dedicated to making clothes, creating jobs and restoring pride in the UK textile working community. What is this exciting new project? This new project is called ‘Communit [...]

Christmas Gift Guide

Whether you are looking for Secret Santa, stocking fillers or your personal wish list—here’s our guide to gifts available from the boutique and online. If you are a sewer, a milliner or a hat lover we have just the thing! Paper mate With over 60 different designs on each, these vintage styled cards make a great source of inspiration for makers. They are blank inside so perfect for any occasion. Tw [...]

Sophie Beale at London Fashion Week – 2

This is the second in the series of blogposts  where we are following milliner Sophie Beale as she gets ready fro  London Fashion Week. If you haven't read the first one click here to read it. The inspiration for the collection came from the song Lonesome Town by Ricky Nelson. Its a beautiful song and after listening to it you can see the how the sunset shades tie it all together with the nostalgi [...]

Bridport Hat Festival

Georgina and Tina took a trip to Dorset last weekend to experience Bridport Hat Festival for the first time.  On arrival in the town, it was clear that most of Bridport was taking part in one way or another.  What a turnout!  Even the butchers and their window display pig made an effort. Next it was on to Snook to visit the shop where it all started.  Just like London Hat Week, this festival start [...]

Martine at the Notting Hill Carnival

Martine who I'm sure you have all read about on on our meet the team blog has let us in to her colourful world of carnival. Months have been spent making the outfits and perfecting the headpieces, we have all lived through the process with her. We thought we would share a little about her time and the amazing costumes she created for the rather soggy day. I teach dance with Paraiso School of Samba [...]

Advanced Style at London Fashion Week

  It has been been in the pipeline for a while but we are pleased to announce that as part of London Fashion Week, Atelier Millinery has teamed up with the Picturehouse Cinema and Soho Create to bring a screening of Advanced Style to Soho. Its on the 21st September at 6.30pm and we would love it if you would join us to celebrate style at every age. Tickets are available here. The documentary [...]

The Business of Social Media

Many of us find social media a slightly daunting prospect and there are now so many different options to use with Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr to name but a few, but where do you start? We are all time poor and if you get sucked into the vortex of social media it can end up taking over your life, the key is to pick the right ones for your business. Last week we spent a day a [...]

G&T with Iris

Big glasses on in honour of, 'Iris' - the movie at the BFI. For those who are unfamiliar with the phenomenon that is Iris Apfel, she describes herself as ,'an octogenarian starlet'.  G&T have long been admirers of Iris and other women like her, having followed the 'Advanced Style' blog. We love them so much we have created a Pinterest board in their honour.  Seeing her wondrous collections of [...]

Visor Tutorial

G&T with the chaps! Famously a celebration of Britain’s sporting ineptitude, The Chap Olympiad was a triumph of silliness a couple of Saturdays ago in London’s picturesque Bedford Square.  Georgina and Tina donned their finest vintage attire and set off for Bloomsbury. Anyone who has been to Atelier Millinery will know that Tina is an aficionado of 1920s and 1930s style, and headwear in parti [...]

Milliners Top Hat Making Tips

  Having survived the Ascot rush we have been thinking about ways to improve our techniques for making. After a while you can often find yourself stuck in a rut and getting into bad making habits (even us!). With this is mind we have contacted some of the UK's best milliners to ask them for their top tips. We have put a link to every milliners website so make sure you have a look at their hat [...]

Sew Over It – Book Launch

Last week we went to the launch of Sew Over It's new book called - Sew Over It Vintage. The book contains about 30 different projects featuring clothes, accessories and the home. It teaches you the basics of pattern cutting with step by step instructions about how to draft your own pattern.  It's a really interesting concept and sewing projects are being planned as we speak! We managed to grab our [...]

There’s a new kit in town..

    We've been hard at work over the last couple of months and its finally time to reveal our new fascinator kit to the world! We know that you love making things and often don't have the time to come to us, so let us come to you. The kit comprises original vintage petals and other specially chosen ingredients.  It comes with step-by-step instructions so that you will have it finished an [...]

Pop Up Shop in Bates

Its been a really busy time at Atelier HQ! Not only is the wedding season in full swing but we have been working our fingers to the bone to get a collection made for our pop up shop in Bates. As of today we will be camping out with the dapper gents of Jermyn Street and to be honest we are pretty excited about it! It was been a really great experience creating a collection for another shop and work [...]