Mad Hatter Moments

Millinery Musing and Minutia

Another Great Photo Shoot!

Brit from Locked Illusions Photography did another fabulous shoot recently, featuring one of the pieces from the Velocity collection, the Silver Straw Top Hat. The photos turned out amazing! Dress by SINched Silver Top Hat by Violet Peacock                            ...

Could YOU Be An Angel?

This past Friday was a big day for Violet Peacock. It was the culmination of about 3 months of planning and hard work. I was asked, back in February (I think) if I would like to be part of the “Be An Angel” Awards 2011. Be An Angel is a charity that raises money and...

A Day for Hats!

I almost didn’t watch the DVR’d recording of the Royal Wedding this morning (I so wasn’t getting up at 3am to watch). I was almost overwhelmed at the thought of it; the British-ness, the fashion and of course the hats. For me, this is one of the most significant...

Not (quite) MIA

The blog has been a bit  quiet recently, I apologise to all those hanging around waiting for me to post with baited breath..what? No one reads my blog? Well, thats just rubbish...   Anyway, to the 1.5 people who may read this blog, I haven't fallen from the face of...

A Productive Weekend

I tried my hand at blocking with straw for the first time this weekend. Blocking is where you use a material, such as felt or straw and steam it over a wooden block, forcing it to conform it to that shape. It is the traditional method of hat making, and most “proper"...

Who Knew?

In the UK, a haberdasher is a person who sells small articles for sewing, such as buttons, ribbons, zippers, and other notions. In American English, haberdasher is another term for a men's outfitter or hat seller. Who knew there could be two totally different meanings...

Violet Pea-Cocktails!

When the Violet Peacock website went live a few weeks ago, Hal surprised me with a gift. He had been in touch with a Cocktail Mixologist and had asked him to design a cocktail just for Violet Peacock. We haven’t tried it yet (waiting to get hold of some of the Crème...