Our First Millinery Lookbook

01/03/2019

SHOP HATS & FASCINATORS

Just in time for wedding season and Spring racing, we've launched our first online collection of hats, showcased in this millinery lookbook!

The beguiling hand blocked headpieces, designed by V V Rouleaux founder Annabel Lewis, combine exquisite craftsmanship with wit and character; ultra-feminine designs are punctuated with V V's vintage lace, ornate embellishments, Lady Amherst feathers, and hand-painted silk flowers, making sure that each handcrafted design is one-of-a-kind.

We think these styles would be wonderful for a Spring wedding,  Cheltenham Festival, and The Grand National.

Millinery design certainly runs in the family, as Annabel’s mother, Ann Pullin, worked for cutting-edge milliner Madge Chard on South Molton Street in London in the 1950’s creating hats for West End stage shows and cabinet displays at The Ritz. Brought up on stories of Ms Chard’s teapot shaped hats and unusual embellishments, Annabel was inspired to design her own collections and offer hat services using the many millinery components at V V Rouleaux including in-store bespoke hat creation and Hats & Headdresses Workshops.

If you have any questions about Annabel's hats and the hat services we offer, please write to us in the comments box below or get in touch with the London or Bath shop for personal style advice.

We hope you love the new collection!

Photographer: www.viewzfinder.com

Model: Rachel Wilkinson

Hair and make-up: Tilly Jones

Chauve Souris
Create a striking and ultra-elegant look at your next event with our Chauve Souris hat. We see this design making waves at a 007 premiere.  The statement headpiece stands out with a hand blocked 100% wool felt percher pillbox base and layered feather butterflies in shades of grey and black.
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Plissé Amaryllis
Complete your occasion-wear silhouette with our Plissé Amaryllis burgundy hat.  This fine hat combines a 100% wool felt hand blocked percher style with a folded and layered shot taffeta ribbon embellishment.
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Pailettes Colorées
Opt for the Pailettes Colorées hat, a striking statement headpiece with a retro edge, and you won't step a fashionable foot wrong. Lunch at The Ritz in Paris? Designed from 100% wool felt, the black hand blocked tilted percher base contrasts with its multi-coloured sequin trim, and works with outfits of all shades.
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Ombragé Fleur
Think ahead to the occasion events season and update your millinery staples with this Ombragé Fleur teal hand blocked 100% wool felt percher pillbox hat. With its sculptural, feminine lines and hand-painted velvet leaves and rose buds in pink, yellow, and green hues, you'll enchant from every angle.
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Bijou Bow
Keep it chic with our Bijou Bow headband - perfect for every day and occasions. The bold and feminine brown patent leather layered bow sits elegantly on a black velvet headband base and features a gold spiral ball detail.
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Bijou Devoré Hussar
An elegant burgundy and black hat, the Bijou Devoré Hussar, is a classic button design with layered velvet and beaded military frogging. A stylish addition to your occasion and evening-wear.
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Madge Chard
Easily adding a sophisticated final flourish to your event looks, the red Madge Chard hat has a hand blocked 100% wool felt design and a striking detachable tweed herringbone ribbon bow fixed with two pearl hat pins. The perfect thing to wear to Qatar Prix De L'Arc De Triomphe.
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Soie Fantaisie
Embrace timeless, luxurious textures at your special occasion with the Soie Fantaisie hat. The 100% wool felt hand blocked red button with a vintage silk jacquard ribbon bow really makes a statement.
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Petite Pensées Françaises
A sophisticated, decadent design, the Petite Pensées Françaises is the perfect hat for your next event. Take it on an outing to the opera in Verona. Vintage hand-painted pink pansies sit delicately on the side of a black hand blocked 100% wool felt button base, exuding beauty.
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Dolores Feather
Channel sophisticated elegance at your next occasion with this Dolores Feather hat. The headpiece tastefully frames the face with a hand blocked 100% wool felt black percher design and vibrant orange Lady Amherst feather flower appliqué and tips.
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Patent Button
Stay elegant at your special event in this Patent Button hat individually designed and handcrafted by V V Rouleaux founder Annabel Lewis. Hand blocked with 100% wool felt, the navy button base showcases a black patent swirl bow sure to turn heads.
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Bourgeois Devoré
Exude all-time elegance at your special occasion with the Bourgeois Devoré hat. The classic black button base with velvet detailing is adorned in bugle bead diamanté flowers and fluttery feather quills which will give a luxurious feel to your look.
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Pansées Violettes
Turn heads on your stroll down The Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris with this Pansées Violettes hat individually designed and handcrafted by V V Rouleaux founder Annabel Lewis. In soft purple and pink shades, the headpiece features a perfectly-shaped button design and hand-painted vintage pansies and flowers.
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Velours en Couches
Designed in a classic teardrop percher style, the grey Velours en Couches hat frames the face beautifully with black vintage lace appliqué and a layered double sided velvet ribbon bow. Wear to the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition at the V&A.
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Pensées Françaises
A sophisticated, decadent piece, the Pensées Françaises hat is the perfect headpiece for your next special occasion. Vintage hand-painted pink pansies sit delicately on the side of a black hand blocked 100% wool felt button base, exuding beauty. This design features more flowers and a different pattern than the similar Petite Pensées Françaises.
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Beauvoir Leather
Complete your occasion attire with our chic Beauvoir Leather brown hat. The 100% wool felt blocked button design is adorned with beautiful handmade leather flowers in shades of dark brown and cream.
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Plissé Amaryllis
Complete your occasion-wear silhouette with our Plissé Amaryllis burgundy hat. This fine hat combines a 100% wool felt hand blocked percher style with a folded and layered shot taffeta ribbon embellishment.
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Devoré Hussar
A sophisticated burgundy and black hat, the Devoré Hussar, is a classic button design with layered velvet and military frogging. A versatile addition to your occasion and evening-wear.
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Vintage Corbeaux
A truly elegant piece, our navy Vintage Corbeaux hat is the perfect addition to your occasion look. Wow them at Cheltenham with this amazing titfer.  The hand blocked 100% wool felt percher style frames the the face effortlessly and is adorned with a spectacular feather trim amidst voluminous vintage crushed velvet flowers.
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