Whilst my mother may not be thrilled about the prospect of a November wedding*, she is thrilled about the shopping. This actually came as a huge surprise to me as she is usually content with Marks & Sparks and now I am fielding umpteen emails a day asking whether this dress from net-a-porter or the outnet is the one (of many as I think I have awoken a sartorial beast!). I happen to think she would look fabulous in the corseted Vivienne Westwood number I showed you yesterday but she is not yet convinced.
However she is also very excited about her head wear. She is mother of the bride (dun dun durrrr) and thus I am fully aware she is the most important lady of the day. So I am constantly searching for pretty darn fabulous hats. Imagine my glee when I happened upon Olivia Roat.
She trained under the creative eyes of the Philip Treacy and you can just see her influences and talents lie in the fabulous sculptural nature of her work. They are the epitome of elegance but with a modern twist. Perfect for a mother or guest. (Just in case a guest is reading you are obliged to wear something delicious, you know how I adore my headwear!) Brides do not despair if there is nothing quite bridal enough for there is already a bridal range albeit unphotographed currently. Please contact Olivia for for details!
So here is just a selection of my favourite pieces. I do hope you love them as much as me!
Delicate but delicious
Oh me oh my. Just so chic.
I love how the sequins sparkle.
I really would like one of these now!
The perfect masquerade mask? Just heavenly.
I think I may start a regular crowning glory feature. I just cannot get over the talent of some milliners. I also know how people think they couldn't possibly wear such extravagant headpieces. Trust me when I say you are wrong. When you find the right style they will make you look and feel fabulous. I am convinced they give me cheekbones! I would wear a piece everyday if I could!
What do you think? Have you found the one? Who are your millinery maestros?
*Why, oh why, November? Oh so many reasons. I shall explain more in the very near future.