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A Step by Step Guide to making a Sinamay Hat with an up turned brim
I am very lucky to be able to say that I have learnt my millinery foundations from the great Rose Cory. Rose is often referred to as the “Milliners Milliner” and during her forty year career and has made fabulous hats for many celebrities including the late Queen Mum. This post is my personal record / memory jogger of how […]
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Knitted Rolled Brim Beanie Hat – Free beginners pattern
For my quick and easy rolled brim beanie hat grab yourself some double knitting yarn and a pair of knitting needles (check the back of the yarn to see the recommended size.) For my beanie hat I am using a pair of 4.5mm needles and a variegated 'Crofter DK’ yarn at it gives you a Fair Isle effect without the hard […]
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Headbands and our top five reasons to wear them
What are headbands so popular? Top 5 reasons why you should be wearing a headband.
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Isabella Josie celebrity style
Our headbands have had some celebrity attention with Charlotte Hawkins (of Good Morning Britain and Classic FM fame) sharing a beautiful photo of her and her daughter wearing our handcrafted headbands. Charlotte is wearing one of our reversible headbands and her daughter is wearing a matching headband from our Bow range. It's such a gorgeous photo of them both and […]
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Exclusive News: launching our range of luxury hair accessories
Launching our first headband collection.
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Hats off for Headbands
If you have picked up a magazine or popped into a hair accessory shop, you will of noticed the growing trend of chunky padded headbands. From a milliners point of view, it's great to see headwear being worn as an every day fashion staple. It has been great fun designing the headbands for my pop up shop in Bosham Walk […]
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Isabella Josie Millinery - we are on the front page!
Hello from a very excited Isabella Josie. I'm delighted to announce that our handcrafted bridal headpieces are featured on the front page of ETC south magazine!
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Boho Glamour
It's been a lovely Easter weekend taking part in a garden based wedding photoshoot to create two different bridal looks: 'Boho' and 'Glamour'.
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London Hat Week
I hope you are all having a fabulous and very sunny Easter weekend. It's such a beautiful time in the garden seeing the flowers spring into life. A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to see some amazing handcrafted flowers at The London Hat Week's X Terrance ' World Garden' theme hat exhibition. Here are a few of […]
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Photo Shoot - behind the scenes
February has been a very exciting month here at Isabella Josie Millinery. If you have recently checked out the 'shop' section of my website, you will see that it has been updated with some beautiful photos of my hats and headpieces.
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How do I choose the right hat?
Check out our top hat wearing tips! A hat is a stylish accessory that frames your face, it flatters and protects. A hat can give you confidence and transform an outfit, it makes a statement about how you are feel and who you want to be. So how do you find one the right hat for you? When choosing a […]
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The Making of a Trilby Hat
Film clip by Isabella Josie, milliner, creating a handcrafted felt trilby hat.
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