Friday, 11 November 2011

Business Boom Bolton

The lovely people at Business Boom Bolton have done a little article on Dolly Millinery, take a look here.
Thanks Dolly

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Vintage Wedding Fair

Dolly Millinery is proud to say that we will be exhibiting at the White Memoirs A Vintage Wedding Fair to Remember on the 5th of Febuary at the lovely Stockport Town Hall. The first 50 to sign up get a free good bag, click here for more info.

If you are a Bride To Be who loves all things Vintage, Shabby Chic or just anything that sparkles come along. Maybe event if you arn't currently a BTB who knows what will happen in the next few months?! So sign up.



Monday, 18 July 2011

RyanAir Hat Competition

I am very excited that I entered the Ryanair Competition to design a hat to promote their new venture in Leeds Bradford airport. Myself and John Quinnell-Hill have been chosen as finalists. We have to have our hats finished for the Ebor Festival to be judged on the day. I chose to look at Barcelona as my inspiration.

Top Left is my chosen entry 'Barcelona'

Stay posted for photos of the finished hat.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Leeds College of Art Exhibition

Last night was the opening of our final show exhibition. Very exciting and a lot of giddyness between myself and my fellow milliner John Quinell-Hill during the build up. If you are in or around Leeds this week up to Friday 24th June please go to the college building at Blenim Walk. Take a look at all the fabulous differing specialisms. My favourite was obviously Millinery (I'm bias) and then I would definitly say Printed Textiles, the variety of designs and illustrations are beautiful.
Please take a look at the college's website here.
On a side note to anyone who loves hats and would love to make them professionally have a look at the Millinery Course. The tutors are fabulous and the college is a brilliant place to study.

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Dolly Millinery Latest Collection

This is my latest collection for the summer, based on the glamorous Hollywood films of the 1950s clashing with modern architecture.

If you would like anymore information about these hats please get in contact.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Friday, 20 May 2011

Wetherby Ladies Day

Well it was a glorious day at Wetherby Racecourse, fabulous fashion shows and beautiful hats.

Please take a look at this short film, my hats are featured on the catwalk .

I was back stage dressing the models when this was being filmed, otherwise I would of tried to get my Millinery Message across.

Some pretty amazing outfits worn to Wetherby, including us lovely milliners.

Please take a look at my facebook page to see some snapshots from the day.

Doll x

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Win a Beautiful Hat

Come to Wetherby Races Ladies Day 19th May 2011 for you chance to win a fabulous one off hat designed by some truely fabulous designers including lil old me. It promises to be a absolutly fabulous day and I will take plenty of photos to show off to you all soon.
Night all.


Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Wetherby Races Ladies Day 2011 - Hat & Fashion Show

Please take a look at my fabulous PR for Thursdays Ladies Day at Wetherby Racecourse.

It will be a fabulous day, exciting, fabulous and fingers crossed good weather! Come along to see the latest collections of 4 very talented milliners. We will be on hand to advise and talk you through our inspirations and final pieces.

I look forward to seeing you there.


Sunday, 15 May 2011

Wetherby Races 19th May

Check out my latest designs this Thursday at Wetherby Ladies Day on the 19th of May. My collection will be on display in the Yorkshire Evening Post Ladies Day Marquee. It promises to be a good day lots of fashion including fabulous hats and excitement with horse racing.
I will have another exciting announcement that will be kept secret until the cat is ready to be let out of the bag, keep your peepers peeled.

Doll x

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

The Royal Wedding - That Dress

So I took my opportunity to indulge in some real pomp and pageantry. This is the first big royal wedding of my lifetimes so I was going to make the most of it. My Hubby was at work and joked that he would come home to find me in my wedding dress crying! This obviously didn't happen. I did put on a lovely outfit all of my own creation (I will just slip that in there) including a headpiece obviously.

I was sat on the sofa watching the BBC commentary and I have to say I felt the styling of some of the commentators was pretty bad. Anyhoo it was a little tedious until Celebs started filing the abbey. Obviously the big talking point was VB, her outfit was a beauty. I love the colour, to me it looked like midnight blue very flattering although her poor feet did look unhappy in those shoes. Her hat was a treat for the eyes, although for me I would of liked it on more of an angle. It felt rather severe in the middle of her head. Although saying that it was a theme of the day to have your hat smack bang in the middle of your forehead.

The other talk of the town was Beatrice and Eugenie, bless them. To me it seems that they had tried really hard to be fashion forward, but it just didn't work. So far I have seen no praise for either of their outfits. Must try harder girls.

Well I know I am a little late with this one but my internet did go down over the weekend (probably due to all those bloggers tip-tapping away about K & W). So where to start.....I think we all know how everyone feels about that dress. Simply beautiful, it is truly timeless. Which I have heard complaints from some quarters that when we look back in 20years we won't be able to look back and laugh at how 2011 it was. In my mind its a good thing.

Grace Kelly looking very beautiful, but obviously very different to the Duchess of Cambridge.

I hope that this style of dress will become more popular, every wedding dress I see seems to be of very similar look and design. This brings a breathe of fresh air into the scene.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Affordable Bridal Headwear

For me my wedding day was all about creating something unusual and one off for me. I want to offer that to all my customers, having something bespoke doesn't have to cost the earth. Every bride wants to look beautiful on her wedding day and it shouldn't break the bank. Please get in touch Dolly x

All New Pictures

Dolly Millinery has all new pictures on folksy. Please have a look on the link on the right.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Dolly Millinery's Latest

Well hello?! It's been a while I know. But I can say that I have been busy.........This lovely hat has been created using a buckram base with (what used to be a 1960s dress) covering it. And to top it all off a beautiful box. To me it looks like a vintage box of chocs, mmmm dive right in. I have tried my hardest to improve the quality of my pictures. What do you think? I know its busy but I rather like it. She is avaliable to purchase from my folksy shop

You may of also noticed that my swan head has changed. I covered two, this first one with 1950s film star magazine photocopies which looks good, perhaps she needs a tea stain?! My second lady is covered with pattern pieces, but at the time we went to press the poor love was still wet. Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Soon To Relaunch Buttons and Bows By Dolly

After rediscovering my love of buttons at the weekend I have recreated some fabulous earrings that will soon be available online to buy. But here is a sneak peak........

Plenty more vintage buttons to play with.

Dolly Millinery = Value for Money

Well we are in an economic down turn, or so they keep telling us. So to keep up with the times, rightly or wrongly I have reduced my prices on folksy.
Please take a look and perhaps now they are reduced treat yourself to more than one :)

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Ascot and The Races

Are you looking for a beautiful and one off hat, headpeice or fascinator for the races?!? I could be what your looking for......handcrafted one off peices made to match your outfit in everyway. Please take a look at my facebook page to give you some ideas of my design work. I'm excited to work with new people.

Doll x

Thursday, 17 February 2011


New items uploaded to Folksy for your viewing pleasure.

Lady Gaga on the front cover of American Vogue

OM (double) GG. This is so exciting, once again Gaga has transformed herself. Who is this person in the pink wig and face that's Gaga's but has been hiding away somewhere. She looks like a being from another world........I may actually buy American Vogue for once.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

I'm all over the internet

Things I have achieved so far

Check me out......

  • my website is still in the early stages and I'm not ready to release it's location.....when it's ready to be born you'll be the first to know.

Love Dolly x

Folksy Shop

I now have 5 items for sale in my lovely little Folksy shop. Everything takes time and I am making sure that when I list things I take my time over them, hence why it has taken me so long to get going. Hehe.
Please take a look at my labour of love....................

Doll x

Bridal Beauties

This is the start of my bridal collection, take a look and let me know what you think. It's very delicate and beautiful, which was the look I wanted to create.

Doll x

Tuesday, 8 February 2011


Please take a look at my folksy page

So Far So Good

I'm am busily creating my online presence, so far I'm on twitter, facebook and folksy. Busy old me. All I need to do now is create a website and I'm getting there. I'm really enjoying my voyage of discovery whole new worlds are opening up. How exciting the internet is.........for so long all I have been doing is checking my email and reading the news.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Dolly Millinery

Welcome to the world of Dolly Millinery, I am a one stop shop for beautifully hand crafted hats and headwear.