Baker Boy Commission-

One of my recurring customers asked me to make her an everyday  hat something to fit her personality, and something that would suit her style.

                Initially I get to know the client, what colours they wear,  what’s a typical outfit for them, What kind of decoration they like. Then I come up with initial sketches and show them to the customer . If they like the sketches I go ahead with the making process.
 
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                The hat I designed was inspired by the 1960’s baker boy style. I wanted to use purples and creams with a floral print. I didn’t want the floral fabric to look too fussy so I decided to only make too panels in the floral fabric and then add a little floral feature on the side of the hat.

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                Colours decided, I then had to work out a paper pattern for the hat. I looked at different vintage baker boy patterns and adjusted them to fit my hat. This hat was more like dress making then millinery. Luckily I’ve had plenty of practice in dress making! I then made a mock up hat so I could work out the exact sizing and how much fabric I needed.  For most hats I make in sinamay and felt,  I don’t make a mock up or pattern as the hat is sculpted on a block and is a hard hat as oppose to a soft hat witch this commission was.

                After sourcing the fabric I beguine on the final hat itself. It was definitely a tricky commission but I really enjoyed the challenge. The hat turned out fabulous and suited my customer perfectly.  I even worked in some decorative lining just to add to the cuteness of this piece.
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                A commissioned hat, is made by N.Joy.Millinery to the specific criteria of a client a one off tailored to the individual customer. For A commission please email N.Joy.Millinery.

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Truro Trend: Couture in the Cathedral

      Truro trend is a weeklong event that happens yearly in Truro Cornwall local business but on special offers and event to highlight what they offer. The Highlight of the week features couture  in the cathedral.
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         Set in the beautiful Victorian Cathedral that is Truro’s center piece a huge catwalk is erected through the center aisle and stand surround the perimeter showing the local talent at its finest.

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Everyone from makeup artist to hairdressers from shows and clothes to hats and accessories. Anyone whose anyone turned up to see local models of all shapes and sizes draped in this seasons must haves from comfy casuals to sophisticated formal wear.

                The Number eight hair salon outdid themselves creating elaborate hairstyles from edgy up dos to vintage curls. The Body Shop made everyone sparkle with their latest pallets and the shops and boutiques showed off a selection of their autumnal essentials.

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        Naturally N.Joy.Millinery made an alluring appearance displaying some of Natalie-Joys stunning hats, fascinators and hair pieces for all to see.

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    Natalie-Joy even took to the catwalk wearing clothes from C.C and shoes from Ryker, and even a sparkly head dress of her own creation. A wonderful evening was had by all everyone ‘N.Joyed’ seeing the talents Truro has to offer, not bad for a little city in Cornwall or a local farmer girl turned milliner.

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Hello everyone I thought I would give you a sneak peak at N.Joy.Millinery latest  creations not yet on the site. So have a look and enjoy these one off pieces.

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This beautiful little fascinator is made using purple and pewter sinamay with a grey velvet and purple satin flower dusted with sparkling Swarovski crystals. With dark grey lace hand beaded with vintage silver beads and sinamay loops Attached on a couture headband with a comb to anchor it.

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 A pretty new mini hat. Using beautifully textured grey velvet fabric. With a cream velvet rose tipped in pink. with a soft pink, vintage broach diamante center, with grey spot veiling attached on a handmade headband.

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Beautiful vintage Royal blue feathers with hand embroidered lace diamante glass beads and Swarovski crystals. Attached on a comb. An elegant fascinator that can also be worn as a broach.

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Think  Great Gatsby with this stunning fan comb. In 1920’s art deco style with intricate diamante and pearl beading all individually hand sewn and finished with a plume of feathers.

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Lace Bridal tiara made using delicate corded floral lace glass beads and tiny imitation pearls. It can be worn on the head as a headband or on the forehead (as in the image like a tiara) Simply timeless.

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Beautiful new hat with an artistic sculpted crown. Lilac sinamay with delicate cream orchids satin band and purple and cream beading. A definite head turner.

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A large hat in striking silver. With a triple bow in pink sinamay. With hand  beaded vintage lace , finished with a beautiful flower. And for the final touch its dusted in Swarovski crystals.

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