Cogitation - A Milliner's Notebook

22 Jun 2017

I am often asked where the inspiration for my hat designs comes from. It is true to say my quirky sometimes eccentric brain runs riot with ideas and I reply that I will need another two or three lifetimes to create the hats that are already in my head. Of course that j...

13 Jan 2017

It's a little exciting for any artist/designer to be found by a film director who is scouting for "dramatic and attention grabbing additions to wardrobe for upcoming filming". The movie in question is called The Leprechauns and comes under the banner of Irish Gothic, a...

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Steampunk Creations


Steampunk is a Neo-Victorian style which includes science fiction and fantasy references. It conjures up thoughts of steampowered machinery, airships, pioneers and swashbuckling adventures whilst often embracing the romance of Victorian glamour.


There are many examples of Steampunk influences within films such as Alice in Wonderland, Around the World in 80 Days, Sherlock Holmes and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

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