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Hats, Hats and More Hats in Gosforth High Street, Newcastle NE3

by Margaret Woodliff Wright | July 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

Hats, headpieces, models, a hair and beauty salon and a creative photographer are in my opinion the essential elements for a successful millinery photoshoot!  In early July after several weeks planning, Michelle McFadyen staged a shoot at her Gosforth High Street Newcastle NE3 hair and beauty salon, U Salon. Together with Phil Punton Photography, the shoot featured the latest millinery collections from my couture line - The Northumberland Milliner - all the hats and headpieces were created by Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery in my Northumberland studio.

Supersized silk hand tooled tonal pink silk magnolia couture headpiece

As lockdown drew to a close Phil, Michelle and I had begun to talk about the possibility of a Covid 19 safe millinery photoshoot, especially as I had recently completed a new summer millinery range and needed fresh images for PR. The photographic brief was straightforward - to produce images that were (hat) eye candy, with a neutral background!

Hair, Beauty and Millinery at U Salon Gosforth NE3

The central location of the shoot at U Salon on Gosforth High street was perfect for everyone, especially as the salon also provided wonderful hair and beauty styling as well as the other essential ingredients of good shoot - coffee, cake and chat for the down periods - whilst Phil sourced from amongst his photographic students a group of enthusiastic amateur models. 

3D Bridal couture headpiece with applique and beads

After an afternoon of concentration, hard work and lots of laugher, Phil and his assistant Denise Booth Hornby have created a stunning collection of wonderful millinery images - the new collection includes a selection of Bridal, Mother of the Bride, Family Occasions, Cocktail and Racing hats & headpieces, as well as new images for my Millinery Workshops - all with models who look completely totally stunning! 

Northumberland tartan headpiece with feathers o

I am delighted to report that there have been lots of compliments and sales since the images were released onto SM! Never one to rest on my laurels I am now eagerly anticipating my next shoot for the autumn collection - probably at Michelle’s new satellite salon on The Great Park, NE13, which will be opening shortly.

Details - the models wear, from the top -

Glynise - Silk Magnolia with beaded centres

Romaana - Sinamay headpiece with lace trim and a vintage style gold button

Selina - Bridal arched halo with applique flowers and beading

Julianne - Northumberland tartan headpiece with feather mount. 

Julianne - in the featured image - Summer parisisal halo with hand tooled tulips

Hair & beauty - by U Salon, Gosforth High Street, Newcastle NE3

Shoot stylist & photography - Phil Punton Photography

For more details on the ready-to-wear millinery featured - or to commission your own piece - please use the Contact Us page or email margaret@margaretwoodliffwright.co.uk 

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Gok Wan - One Size Fits All - is coming to Gateshead!

by Margaret Woodliff | August 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

For those of you that don't know yet - I have an announcement - the charismatic Gok Wan has selected the North East for the start of his next tour, One Size Fits All.

And if that wasn't exciting enough, Gok has selected Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery as the only couture millinery collection to be on the catwalk at the Gateshead Hilton on September 30th, I can't wait to hear his catwalk commentary on my collection!

So I am now busy getting my collection completely up to date and the excitement is growing, especially as four of the ten shows, including the Gateshead Hilton show, are already fully sold out!

Finally, if you fancy getting a touch of your own millinery excitement too, would you like to make your own piece of winter millinery, if so please get in touch. My next three week workshop course starts in Alnwick on October 25th, and continues on Nov 1st & 8th - but hurry as there's just three places remaining. You can find more details on the workshop page of my website. 

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Belford Arts Festival, Northumberland, July 22 - 23rd

by Margaret Woodliff | July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

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.

www.belfordvillage.co.uk/events/belford-arts-festival/

 

 

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.

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