Autumn Winter 2018 Collection Release

We are thrilled to present our 2018 Autumn and Winter collection!

 

Introducing fun and quirky millinery to see us through the winter months.  

We have spent the last 8 weeks designing and making this new collection. This years autumn collection at Beverley Edmonson Millinery features dense straws and silk trimmings.  There are also alot of velvety peachbloom fur felt for a really warm and luxurious finish.

Our Farnham workroom has been a hive of activity with steamers on for hours during the heatwave blocking the felts.  The team was busy cutting and trimmings to have the collection ready for the September release. 

Many more pieces will be available in our Farnham based hat shop. As always we can make your millinery and headwear to order. Here is curated selection of some of our design this season to inspire you.

Styles and shapes

We have included lots of small headpieces, easy to wear with dresses or coats for these winter investitures, weddings and special events.  There are also casual fedoras with funky trims including tassels, horses and bicycles for everyday wear as well as some classic wide brims for timeless elegance. 

     

Colour pallette

The colour pallette for this autumn collection we have added lots of soft shades into the collection this year. Along with a smattering of mustard, green and teal to keep this season on trend. 

      

With something for everyone, playful and serious, neutral colours and colour popping bright. Whatever your style we have the millinery for you this season. 

Come in to our  millinery boutique in Farnham  to view the latest Autumn collection, we are open six days a week.  You can also make a no obligation appointment with Beverley or a one of the team.  Please get in touch with one of the team on 01252 715039 or email info@beverleyedmondson.co.uk to help you with your selection of our latest Autumn collection from Beverley Edmonson Millinery. 

       

The photoshoot team: 

Millinery: Beverley Edmondson 

Styling: Beverley Edmondson 

Model: Grace Gray 

Make-up: Grace Gray 

Hair: Lawsons Make-up 

Photography: Emma-Jane Lewis 

 

 

Royal Ascot 2018

We love Royal Ascot and the fun that it brings! After the excitement of the Royal Wedding hats were very much in people’s mind earlier in the season this year and we knew we would be on for a fun filled Ascot season. Ascot time as most milliners call it is what we live and breathe for in the UK, it’s the same as Christmas for most other product-based businesses. My life certainly revolves around Ascot and the summer season within the Beverley Edmonson workroom and shop.

Royal Ascot is a time of year where people are out looking for hats and headwear of all varieties; from the simple and classic to the outrageous and outlandish, anything goes. We have everyone from nervous and first-time hat wearers wanting to feel comfortable to confident hat wearers looking to make a statement.

Our top tips for choosing an Ascot hat:

  1. Make sure whatever you choose you feel comfortable
  2. Try styles that you had never considered, you may be surprised at what suits you and a milliners studio is the best place to try this out
  3. You can never be over the top at Royal Ascot
  4. Make sure you know how to wear your hat, a great hat can look bad if worn incorrectly -practice putting your hat on before the day or double check with your milliner and ask them to take a photo of you wearing the piece correctly so you can reference it later and share with your hairdresser if you are having your hair done. Check out our video to help you here.
  5. Big isn’t always best, small pieces with the right outfit can also make a very powerful statement
  6. Have fun! Royal Ascot is a chance to express yourself in an outfit complete with a special piece.
  7. Take your outfit with you when choosing a hat, not only is it impossible to hold colour in your mind different style hats will suit different styles of outfits.

Here are a few images and words from some of our clients this year:

Royal Wedding Fever

In the last couple of weeks have been a wave of excitement in the lead up to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding. We love a wedding at Beverley Edmondson Millinery, we love the celebration of the royals and that feeling that it brings when the whole country comes together to celebrate. Most of all the wedding provides the very best opportunity for people to watch royalty and celebrities all dressed to their best and all wearing hats!

We were lucky to play our own part in the special day, with two of our hats attending the wedding.

The first with the incredible Nova Reid whom I had the pleasure of meeting a couple of weeks before, when she came to me saying she needed a hat but had no experience of wearing hats and was slightly scared of them! We tried to work out a time for her to come and visit the boutique in Farnham, try different styles and allow me to educate her on how to wear hats. However clashing schedules meant that she sent a swatch of material and we consulted via video Skype calls before boxing her up a hat had to suffice.

Nova had been selected to speak on the BBC about style and for a sky documentary about diversity through her mission to showcase diversity via inspired wedding blog www.nubride.com. She really is one of the most inspiring women that I have ever met, and I was thrilled that she choose to wear Beverley Edmondson Millinery for the Royal Wedding occasion and to see her interviewed on the BBC several times on the morning of the Royal Wedding.

The second hat that went to the royal wedding started its journey the week before the royal wedding. We had a last minute PR call for a selection of hats to be sent to ITV, so we boxed up a selection and awaited to see them on TV.

It turns out that the feature we sent to hats for was a feature about dressing some of the members of the public who had been chosen to attend the royal wedding because of their charitable work, and the hats would be attending the wedding itself.

Our duckegg floral wave headpiece was chosen for Hayley Ash who set up and runs Shipston Community Christmas, offering Christmas lunch for those lonely or less fortunate at Christmas. And I couldn’t think of a better place for the hat to go.

Within moments of our hat being on Lorraine, the phone was ringing and texts and our social media pages were full of messages from people saying they had seen our hat, which was a lovely little touch.

We presumed that this would be the last we heard about the hat, but on Thursday Hayley got in touch directly to say that she had worn the hat on Good Morning America, and sent us a link! It seems we went international.

On the wedding day itself we had the television on in the background at the shop, I looked down and there Hayley was again this time being interviewed by the BBC in our hat, what a lovely surprise to see her on TV again! The hat has obviously been on a huge adventure with Hayley throughout the royal wedding coverage and she looks incredible in it.

We were so thrilled to see out hats out and about on national television surrounding such a historical event and loved seeing all the other hats from the day; and were honoured to give our commentary on the hats to the Daily express which can be found in part by following this link:

https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/964623/royal-wedding-photos-best-worst-hats-meghan-markle-prince-harry-wedding-2018

Our top 3 hats were:

Amal Clooney – Image from Marie Claire, Getty Image

Well who could miss Amal Clooney, in the gorgeous sunshine yellow, looking so elegant and sophisticated in Stephen Jones

Camilla Parker Bowles – Image from Town and Country – Getty Images

Camilla Parker Bowles pink feather hat by Philip Treacy, contemporary yet elegant and so light and full of movement

Kitty Spencer – Image from Good Housekeeping – Getty Image

Kitty Spencer, a contemporary twist to the 1940’s elegant, simple and classy in he simple face hugging emerald green fascinator also by Philip Treacy

Over all there were lots of nods to the 1940’s with pill boxes and veils and small saucers, bit for us the whole event was a feast of colour for the eyes and reminded us why we all love hats!!

Wow what a weekend!