Lillibets Millinery was established in 2012 (then Lillibets) and was predominantly for jewellery designs which I made whilst working full time for the National Trust in Yorkshire, UK. By 2013, I had begun selling my millinery designs and left employment to begin my new venture as Milliner and Jeweller.
Having studied natural sciences and conservation to degree level, millinery seems quite a world away, but my love of nature flows through my designs and inspires me in the colours, textures and patterns I’ve created. Through my jewellery I work with mainly natural stones and pearls, giving each piece a truly unique finish as Mother Nature intended.
All my designs are handmade to order, making each piece ever so slightly unique. I sell not only through my website, but also on Etsy, where I have clients all over the world – from Europe to Australia, the USA and Russia! My designs have featured in TATLER, BRIDES and regional publications.
As an avid admirer of vintage fashion I have a growing collection of vintage hat blocks which will allow me to continue to expand the hats I offer. From the gorgeous cloches of the 20s and 30s, the 40s perchers to the iconic ‘Jackie’ pillbox hat of the 60s right up to the fascinators and saucer hats so popular today, if you have a style in mind that’s not on offer please get in touch for a custom design and I’ll be happy to help.
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