Styles

What’s Going on This Winter?

It’s that time of the year again – short days of sunshine and the start of the winter chill. On the bright side, it is also just six weekends away and it’ll be one of the most festive seasons of the year. Like many shops on the high street, the christmas tunes are on a roll here at the studio, as well as all the pre-christmas preparation with our new collection of winter hats.

I’m sure everyone has been through the usual struggles of, “how should I update this year’s winter wardrobe?” or even worse, “what do I get for so and so this christmas?”, or both. Well, for this month, we have done that part of research for you and have put together a little something to help with that.

Not to go crazy with the Christmas spirit, but we definitely think colour is always a great idea when it comes to the winter season… even if we all tend to wake up in the morning and just feel like grabbing that safe coloured grey beanie. Hats are great additions to style and colour up the wet, gloomy season. They also make great, thoughtful gifts.

A classic Fedora is almost a necessity in the wardrobe. Not only will they be a lifesaver on the bad-hair mornings of the winter days, they will keep you warm and add a little mystery to the look. From Phillip Plein’s fall 2016 RTW collection to Ralph Lauren, the oversized fedora is back.

Black is always a great classic colour that will go with anything. Particularly if you’re into bright, festive christmas jumpers, a black fedora will be a perfect, subtle complement. Bottle green and raspberry are the two other colours we have got in mind for this fall.

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(Boots: Kurt Geiger, Coat: Rag & Bone | Hats: Style SUN2037 in Green, SUN2035 in Sand, Sun2035 in Black)

Alternatively, plum is another great classic colour that will fit in subtly with the festive season. We loved Keira Knightley’s casual and grunge look with a leather jacket, and a touch of plum in the hat to keep it classy and feminine. All well dressed, and warm for the winter!

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(Leather jacket: All Saints, Jeans: Rag & Bone, Boots: Kurt Geiger | Hats from left to right: Style 231 FCH, JES0116, SUN 2029)

Shop the looks here.

Speaking of the cold winter, it’s not just the wardrobe that needs an update, but don’t forget the home too! We’re picturing warm cosy fireplaces, fleece blankets, decorated and a lit christmas tree, as well as a little lovely addition… a scotty dog.

Coming in a range of colours, our favourite for this christmas season is definitely the grey thompson.

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To see more colours, or to pick one up, click here.

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Get the Look ‘Cloche’

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Period films have always inspired us for a look more feminine and elegant. With this year’s Suffragette proving a big success, naturally retro styles are in demand… Our take is inspired by Angelina Jolie’s role in Changeling: With the accessories in warm burgundy tones, the timeless camel trench coat and the nude dress balancing it, we guarantee you will be feeling like a real lady this winter!

Ultimate Design Hats in Mexico – Ana Maria’s Mexican connection

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Far away in ‘sunny’ Mexico my home country, lays a Colonial quaint amazingly cozy little town called ‘San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato’, part of what is known as ‘El Bajio’, where I came to visit during the summer in the search of the perfect partnership to expand our company and to introduce our New Winter Collection to this magical place. Largely populated by European and American citizens, this little place exudes design and creativity, from all who live and visit it; and all because of the charisma of this town that attracts people that want to enjoy the simple way of life but still, have all you need at hand and that includes, superb Restaurants, Art Galleries, Theatre, Food Markets, Design Houses and very exclusive Boutiques which is where I was very fortunate to have found a very stylish Hand bag Designer called Maria Colombres, her boutique is located in the main square of the town and is part of a very exquisite little mall where you can find top quality items and this is where I wanted our brand to be placed.


As soon as I met her I knew this was right for both. Maria just loved my designs and also agreed that they were the perfect compliment for her handbags. She also called our NEW Scotty dogs (door stops) ‘adorable’ and wanted to have the exclusive of those in her boutique. Maria’s designs are strong and classy, with very special finishing touches heading for the high end of the market. Made all in 100% leather, she signs every handbag with her name and the phrase ‘Bolsos de Autor’ meaning Handbags by Author.


So this is what attracted me in this collaboration to have our hats to compliment these fantastic bags and finish the ‘Look’ for a proper winter outfit. Our hats are the perfect accessory to the winter look, made from 100% wool felt and finished with either leather, metal findings or wood, the choice is endless and in many exciting colours to suit every personality.
Our bespoke Winter Collection is now available at Maria Colombres in Mexico from the end of October.
In the UK available from our NEW Christmas Shop as well as all the Christmas events starting on 18th October at Merchant City Square Market.
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Who doesn’t Love a Bow?

Who doesn’t love a bow right? Some of our latest designs we have been working on in our studio. We love the wide brim hat using bold and statement colours, creating this a charismatic look to compliment a charismatic personality.

 

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These colours are perfect for this summer and to create a bright and vibrant look. This is Style No. 147 and is available on our online shop. It is great for a Spring/Summer event either as a guest or as a Mother of the Bride/Mother of the Groom.

Style No.147 Side View

Style No. 305

Preparing one of our most recent designs to go to a new home this week. This design has been specifically made for one of our Mother of Bride’s whose daughter will be getting married this July.

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This piece has been made all by hand with a layer of waffle netting strategically placed over the sculpted base. A pale pink bow at the top of the hat creates a focal point for the eye as it cascades down the front of the hat with a wave ribbon.

Style No. 305

Style No. 305

This style of hat is an understated look which is ideal for a more petite woman as the bow gives the wearer more height. The acute angle of the hat across the face is perfect for a round facial shape as it creates an angle that accentuates the wearers features. Ideally this piece is suited to a person with smaller proportions and neckline as the angled and silhouette creates the illusion of height.

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For more of our designs such as this one go check out our website here. All our designs are just examples of what we can do, we custom dye and alter any hat to coordinate with your outfit perfectly. Each hat is bespoke and we pride ourselves in creating the perfect hat just for you.