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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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Ready Ay Ready - Merchiston celebrates Burns Night!

by Margaret Woodliff | January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

To help with the charity fund raising Burns Night celebrations at

Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh,

I was inspired to create a capsule range - Ready Ay Ready!

 

 

Here's "Ready" - a hand blocked wool felt trilby, with highlight detail band and lining in the school tartan, Cameron of Erracht (by Lochcarron Weavers), finished with a petersham band.
This piece was donated to the evening's Charity Raffle. All the funds raised by the Burns Night dinner are to be distributed to Hearts and Balls, Place2Be, Braidburn School, and the School Pipe Band.
Here's some more images of the trilby this time taken by my good friend photographer Phil Punton:



"Ay" I managed to get the next piece - ay- finished in time to wear it myself, to the Burns Night celebrations at school.

 

'Ay" is a couture finished headband wrapped in red dupion silk and finished with tartan and red silk roses, trimmed with diamante centres

 

Finally here's "Ready!" This is an indented pear drop in navy blue wool felt with a tartan bias trim, wool felt petals, tartan ribbon roses, and highlight diamante stud. 

And finally a last close-up image of "Ready!" in a suitability tartan setting!

 Hope you like "Ready Ay Ready!" new for January 2015

Posted in Braidburn School, Burns Night, Cameron of Erracht tartan, Hearts and Balls, Lochcarron Weavers, Merchiston Castle School, Merchiston Castle School Pipe Band, Phil Punton Photographer, Place2Be