Just back from a great couple of days at Belford Arts Festival, where despite the unrelenting rain, mist & unseasonably damp & chilly weather, it was lovely to met lots of new potential clients, local residents, visitors & the other creatives showing in the marquee at Venue 7.
Meanwhile I launched some new pieces in advance of my pop up shop at Fenwick of York, in August and found some willing models in Esther & Erica.
Thank you ladies for being so game in such poor conditions!
And finally a huge thank you to Fiona Renner-Thompson & her team for masterminding and organising the Belford Arts Festival and remaining steadfastly cheerful in the awful weather. Looking forward to next year and a better forecast!
I am delighted to announce that my next appearance to show my couture millinery will be at The Belford Arts Festival, Northumberland. I will be showing a selection of pieces including pieces from my archival One Hundred Years Collection, in most beautiful location - The Ballroom, at The BlueBell, Belford.
Just in case you're interested and would like to see the programme, here's a link to copy and paste in your browser which will take you straight to details of the very exiting and hugely varied Arts Festival programme - there will also be a film festival running concurrently. Please do support the Arts Festival (new this year) by coming along if you can.
And another date for your diary is my pop up shop in The Design Room at Fenwick of York, where my summer collections will be available for the month of August. So I am making lots of new pieces, as I write! I am excited to be visiting the store regularly to talk to the customers about the design process of making a couture hat or headpiece, throughout August. Look forward to meeting you there.