The Luxury Marketing Council Europe held the Luxuria Awards last week at a ceremony at The Orangery Gallery in Holland Park.  The Wall Street Journal was the key sponsor and the awards were created to honour excellence in luxury design, manufacture, retail and communications. Courtney Blackman accepted an award on behalf of our favourite hatterContinue reading

This is what I love about Paris Hilton – she can wear anything, and lots of people will gift her anything but she still wears something just beause she likes it. You either love or hate Paris but I can’t help but admire someone for having their own style. Paris purchased three of Louis Mariette’sContinue reading

I like hats. When I’m wearing a hat I feel very self-conscious but at the same time quite special. Hats have always been an indicator of social status – perhaps this is why we feel special when we’re wearing a hat, or it might just be the whimsical nature of hats with so many delightfulContinue reading


I really like wearing hats but I don’t seem to wear them often enough I feel a bit odd wearing them on the tube. I was invited to the Luxury Council Summer Rooftop Garden Party so it was the perfect opportunity to wear a hat! The party took place looking over the Thames river nearContinue reading


The Shop Bluebird had a party last night to celebrate Aquascutum‘s Women’s AW 08 collection. Michael Herz – Aquascutum’s Womenswear Designer with the very charming Jasmine Guinness Aquascutum is 155 years old and they still make all their core products in Northamptonshire. There are so many challenges for a heritage brand – how do youContinue reading


The team!! Great Assistants! Karen Millen hosting the event Kit – she said she reads my blog -how cool!!! A Louis Mariette headpiece! There were lots of fabulous people at this event, Christina is one of them!


Karen Brost showed at London Fashion Week at an exclusive members club! I really like Karen’s work. It’s very grown up, very sophisticated and has a slight edge. Depending how you style it, you can make it quite edgy & chic or you can go elegant and sophisticated – but her work is all aboutContinue reading

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Louis Mariette is a fabulously delightful milliner and i-D magazine stated that he was one of the 250 most influential creative professionals in the world. He is probably most famous for designing the world’s most expensive hat, valued at £1.5 million. Most importantly, whenever you visit Louis’ showroom you’re offered a cup of tea andContinue reading