About Violet Peacock

Hi, I’m Lindsay. I’m an English fashion designer working out of Houston, Texas and specializing in millinery.

My previous career as a bio-archaeologist was cut short by my move from the UK to Texas and I took the move as an opportunity to change direction and do something I truly loved and Violet Peacock was born!

I was taught to sew by my Gran, and we used to make costumes for school and college theatre productions together. I loved working with fabric and creating beautiful things, as well as working with vintage clothes and this helped shape my “passion for fashion”.

Right now, that passion is directed toward millinery. Hats and fascinators have always been a bit of an obsession of mine, I have always been almost guaranteed to caught wearing a hat at any opportunity, so it seemed a natural progression to start designing and making them myself.

I try to bring a bit of a punk, British edge to my work, incorporating interesting materials and ideas wherever possible.

I love all hats equally but admit a weakness for mini top hats; the costumer in me loves anything circus, burlesque or Victorian inspired.

True milliners are a skilled, creative and sadly small bunch, and my aim in life is to carry on the art and prove to people that anyone can look good in a hat, but a Violet Peacock creation gives you real Hatitude!

Nick The Vegan

Nick The Vegan

Millinery Assistant

Burleque performer, podcast host and carnival barker, Nick The Vegan is an essential part of the Violet Peacock team and a constant source of ideas. He helps create some of the more visually impactful headpieces, especially focusing on performance and burlesque pieces.

Hal

Hal

Millinery Assistant

Hal is a gamer, roleplayer and an educational technologist. He helps with the production of headpieces and hats and can often be found helping out acting as a runner or booth babe at events and markets. He is also responsible for the Violet Peacock website.

Ruby The Pug

Ruby The Pug

Mascot and Fashion Puppy

Ruby the Pug is one of the inspirations of Violet Peacock. Constantly providing energy, distraction and new perspectives as well as cuddles and snorts and snores.

Violet Peacock

Violet Peacock focuses on creating unique and individual pieces of millinery and fashion using painstaking traditional techniques and materials combined with a modern edge. This is hatmaking for the 22nd century.

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Traditional Skills

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Modern Edge

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Brit-Punk Eye