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Its all on the head…Katherine Elizabeth Hats…..

I made my annual pilgrimage to Made in Clerkenwell Christmas open day at Craft Central in St John’s Square London. I was fairly targeted in my quest but got sidetracked by the wonderful ceramics by Ali Miller. I then climbed the very steep stairs to the 5th floor to my favourite milliner Katherine Elizabeth and bought two wonderful felt hats, one in caramel and the other in cream for a very reasonable £35 each. I also took some pics of the lovely Katherine at work. www.katherineelizabethhats.com  

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Hats off – Katherine Elizabeth hat preview

I was very kindly invited to a preview of Katherine Elizabeth’s fantastic millinery collection in uber trendy Sketch last night. For those of you who like me, have been terrified to even pass Sketch never mind have the brass neck to enter its hallowed doors, believe you me ladies, the terror is real very very real. It takes the form of a very brusque, business like guy who was commanding the front reception. The man was obsessed with cleanliness and hygiene and was quite adament that none of the attendees (me included)...

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For the love of fetish…

Rhianna wanted whips and chains; fashion happily obliged. AW11 brings with it its darkest, fantastical offerings. Since Lady Gaga’s daring performance at Thierry Mugler’s Paris Fashion Week show, fashion bled fetish onto the catwalk. While Giles and McQueen hit the trend hardcore – head-to-toe leather, chains, latex – houses Dior and Christopher Kane prefer to nod to naughtiness, walking black silk and lace in delicate yet conspicuous style. Critics of the fetish scene would argue its demeaning dominance, but this fashion displays the strong woman styling such bondage around...

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Hat-trick

I never thought I was a ‘hat-person’. At the tender age of seven, yours truly was happily entertaining herself in the playground, donning a terrific mullet and suitable baseball cap. The following words were about to haunt me forever: “Are you a boy or a girl?” Eyes swelling with tears, I glanced at the brutish lad who spilled such a question, before sprinting to parental safety. I never wore a baseball cap again. 7th September 2010:Berwick Street, London. During a standard shopping session in a vintage store, I spot a masterpiece. Rich, bloodied burgundy in colour,...

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I love thee Forever (21)

With great joy I welcome a new relationship into my life; one I don’t mind sharing with every savvy lass in London Town. Wednesday 27th July 2011 marked the grand opening of Forever 21 in Oxford Street, W1.The last time I stepped into such emporium was rather an eventful mini-break to The Big Apple. Between collapsing on the aeroplane and subsequently being strapped to oxygen (before misplacing my passport en route from customs)*, I made certain that Forever 21 was on the Hit List. While the US chain is...

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AND THE WINNER IS……………..

PACHACUTIE who won the Observer Ethical Awards 2011. They’ve always been a winner in my eyes!! This is what they say…. OBSERVER ETHICAL AWARD FOR PACHACUTI IN FASHION & ACCESSORIES CATEGORY June 10th 2010 Pachacuti has been pronounced the winner of the Fashion & Accessories category at the Observer Ethical Awards, the UK’s ‘Green Oscars’, at an award ceremony that took place on the evening of June 9th 2011, at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Pachacuti was commended by an eminent panel of 32 judges which included...

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How not to do a Beatrice

I love hats, well something needs to contain this crazy brain of mine and I love summer hats the most of all. Now I am no fan of meringue creations (EXCEPTION being Princess Bea’s which was so awful it was great) but I do love a bit of nostalgia and I love Panama hats, for me they evoke 50′s faded glamour such as Katherine Hepburn wondering around the middle of Africa with Humphrey Bogart in the African Queen or Mia Farrow silly, fickle and drunk as a skunk Daily...