Beauty and the Business

Please excuse the title of this update, but it seems rather apt as over the last few months my millinery adventures have enabled me to work with some amazing local beauty and styling businesses.

It all began when I was invited to take part in a garden based wedding photoshoot to create two different bridal looks: ‘Boho’ and ‘Glamour’.

The weather was spectacular and it was great to work with so many local suppliers. Here are a few of the beautiful images taken by Charleigh Victoria Photography and our ‘dream team’ Hair: Sam Orwell Bridal Hair, Make Up: Kiri MUA, Cakes: Jen at Crafted Cakes and Bakes, Paper Flowers: Clare at Petal and Bird, Prop Hire- Hollie at Love from Hollie, Dresses- Bijou Bridal Boutique and hats and headpiece by me! If you would like to read more about the bridal photoshoot check out the blog post on Girl Gets Wed.

Yesterday I found myself co-hosting a Summer styling event with the very glamorous Vicky Booker, a personal stylist and coach, it was great fun to share my ‘top tips’ for hat wearing, answer lots of ‘hatty’ questions and help everyone try on their favourite hats and headpieces.

I’m also in the process of updating the ‘Frequently asked Questions’ section of my website. If you get the chance, please check out what’s already there and let me know what other questions you would like answered.

A little further afield, the talented Make Up Artist, Lauren Anderson, has also featured my handcrafted hats in her first ever hard copy magazine / look book. There is still something very special about seeing your business ‘in print’, it really made my week.

Online, Eclipse, a magazine which highlights the social side of racing – has recently featured our red, white and blue percher hat in their ‘Best of British’ gift collection.

Eclipse magazine are currently giving away one of my handcrafted headpieces in a free prize draw as part of their summer bonanza. The hat in the prize draw is this beautiful black and purple handcrafted headpiece which would look stunning at any wedding or race event. For details on how to enter the draw click here.

It has been a busy few months and there have been lots of fabulous people to meet with hats being created for clients in the UK and in France and America for weddings, Ascot and ceremonies at Buckingham Palace. When things get a little busy, I do end up neglecting my website – over the next few weeks I’ll try my best to to make sure you see lots more photos of my creations in action!

Until next time, happy hat wearing!

www.isabellajoise.com

email: isabellajosiemillinery@gmail.com