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THE SCOTTISH WEDDING SHOW / AUTUMN 2017

What a fantastic time we had at the latest Scottish Wedding Show! The atmosphere was sensational, and we met lots of wonderful women there.

Let’s talk about the show and the Collection! The outfits were designed by our dear friend and partner in crime, Rinaldo Girasoli. The collection was inspired by the looks of the 1940’s and finished off with a dash of modern twist made in a turquoise , champagne gold and off-white palette. The skirts ending below the knee , the bodices of the outfits fitted to the figure enhancing the waist made the whole collection very feminine. The faux fur, as the focal fabric of the collection, embellishing the collars and the sleeves added a touch of glamour to the whole range. The finale outfit, which closed the show, both the dress and the coat, were composed of champagne gold tones on the dress and the full length coat in ivory fur, with a deeper contrast colour on the collar gave that final touch of class and opulence.

 

When it came to the hats, I had to make sure that the style of each piece will well complement each outfit, not just in colour but in style as well to finish off the look. Taken into account the style elements of the 1940’s and giving them a modern touch, they resulted in a very fresh and chic collection. I used very wide shallow brims as well as classic shapes such as beret, pillbox and the super chic cloche that was a very common style in that era. I also incorporated the fur altghouh sparingly as I didn’t want the hats to look too heavy.  The use of natural colour pheasant feathers tied in beautifully, quills and also added a little touch of glitz in the focal point to finish off with a large faceted cabochon and surrounded by beading all mounted on a fabric daisy. The use of the spotted veil gave them the delicate and glamourous look. Below some on the hats in progress..

It was a thrill and a privilege to work with Rinaldo again, and very proud of our collections we created.

More views of the Collection on the Catwalk taken by the talented Pamela Gibson.

 

View Ultimate Design Hats Catwalk Autumn Collection here.

 

Our lovely stand was also featured in the highlights of the wedding show as we brought new styles to the show apart from the new collection. See video Our stand on 0:30 here!

 

 

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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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Phone 07929 052053

Email enquiries@ultimatedesignhats.com
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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.

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Are you Ready… for some extravagance!

Are you Ready for Royal Ascot?

Because we definitely are! This is one our favourite events of the year. Ultimate Design Hats loves Royal Ascot not only for all the beautiful millinery pieces we get to create but to see our pieces come to life on our clients and make their outfits look perfect and our wonderful customers looking absolutely beautiful.

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Here are some photos from one our photoshoots set at Balmule House in the beautiful Scottish countryside. Set in the heart of the Fife countryside, just north of Dunfermline, Balmule House is remarkably easy to get to. Driving time is less than a one hour from Glasgow and only thirty minutes from Edinburgh and Perth.

The Balmule team will be happy to help with chauffeur drive, for any size of party, to get you to Balmule House from almost anywhere in the country.

You can choose to arrive by helicopter and land in our grounds.

If your looking for extravagance turning up to Royal Ascot in one our designs, you will defiantly be fitting the criteria. (Especially if you arrive by Helicopter oh la la)

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‘Get the Look’ L.K.Bennett London

“Get the Look” L.K. Bennett SS14

Our recent collaboration with L.K. Bennett for their Spring/Summer 2014 has been fantastic. We have created some exclusive designs specially tailored to compliment their most recent range and colour palette.

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The Duchess of Cambridge is seen here wearing two dresses from L.K. Bennett’s current SS14 collection, both pieces featuring that statement fire blue that is a perfect colour for the Summer season. It’s bold and block colour creates a statement fearless look that will make you stand out in the crowd.

This outfit accompanied with one our hat designs (whose colour palette has been perfectly matched to the entire range) is the ultimate look for either a summer wedding this season or even Royal Ascot or Ladies Lunch.

To check out more of our designs and L.K. Bennett’s current range check our both our website and L.K. Bennett’s Glasgow store:

www.ultimatedesignhats.com

L.K. Bennett London 32 Royal Exchange Square, City Centre, Glasgow G1 3AB, United Kingdom
+44 141 221 5500

The Scottish Wedding Channel

Ultimate Design Hats has been working with the Scottish Wedding Channel; The Scottish Wedding Channel is the world’s first online bridal magazine – with every feature in video format. A pioneering new way to inform, advise and entertain viewers with a variety of features including expert advice, hair and make-up tutorials, DIY segments, real life weddings, venue features and supplier spotlight.

So who better for us to team up with the wedding season to bring more designs and trends to our viewers and clients!

Here are some behind the scene photos for our most recent collaboration where we and our Head Designer and Founder Ana Maria Ortega created some feature videos about the perfect hat and how to find it for this current wedding season.

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Our collaboration with the Scottish Wedding Channel was all about choosing the right hat for the right features and personality. Finding the right hat is not only about picking the right colours for your garment, it is more importantly finding a hat that will make you stand out in the crowd. At Ultimate Design Hats the most crucial thing for us is creating a style and shape that best compliments your facial structure and enhances your personality.

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