Get The Look – The Duchess of Cambridge

Remember when we mentioned in our last post about raspberry being our favourite colour for this winter season? We loved the Duchess of Cambridge’s look for her first Christmas at Sandringham back in 2011. Matching berry tones with her hat and wool coat, but nothing too over the top.


Like Kate, we have our own take on the classic Trilby. One of the newest additions to our online shop, it is now available and perfect for the cold season. It is a great colour that can be matched with a berry coat or even a classic black coat.


Winter 2014 Promotional Video

We recently created a promotional video to show case our beautiful hand crafted winter collection and we have to admit it’s got us feeling pretty festive. The back drop for the shoot was the beautiful Trades Hall located in the heart of Glasgow. Seeped in history, the winding stairs and grand rooms perfectly reflected our desired dramatic vision. The Winter hat collection itself, is bold and exudes sophistication which is beautifully conveyed by our lovely model Christine from The Model Team. The range is complimented by our jewellery collection which is a series of custom designed pieces perfect for wearing to the Christmas party or giving as a gift to a loved one. The shoot would not be complete without our charming tartan Scotty dogs which are available in a range of colours and would complement any festive interior. Overall, it was a wonderful day and our brilliant photographer Stuart McIntyre from Bound By Light and the guys at Make me a film really brought our vision to life.

Royal Ascot

Here are a few snaps from our most recent photo shoot with one of our dearest friends and our favourite photographer Michaela Waddell from Verity Productions. Michaela is a fantastic photographer and has created some of the most beautiful images for us and has done it yet again with this recent photo shoot!

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These designs used for the photo shoot were specifically designed for Royal Ascot. These pieces are bold and vibrant with intriguing silhouettes creating eye catching head pieces. All our designs are hand dyed and made. Each made exclusively upon request, which allows our creative juices to flow as each hat we make is never the same. Which is what Royal Ascot is all about; standing out from the crowd and being different to everyone around you, letting your personality shine.

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Our beautiful model Claudia from Model Team looked stunning and really captured the elegance and glamour that we try to portray in our designs. The shoot wouldn’t be complete without the assistance of Caroline Steel for Make up and our Founder & Head Designer Ana Maria who created all the pieces for the photo shoot.

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For more information about Verity Productions please have a look at their website here.

For more designs by Ultimate Design Hats please check out our website here.

For more information about Royal Ascot 2014 please have a look at their website here.