This is the hat that gives back. The Benji Hat, first created by a teenage Kenyan student, age 13 at the time, Benji, who attended the Life is a Hat Party workshop in December 2015. The charity Friends of Shangilia of Lund Sweden asked my filmmaker friend and I if…Read More
Do you have 5 minutes to listen to my DAILY podcast? Astronomy + Astrology = SKYSTROLOGY IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU HEAR, click here to visit THE FACEBOOK PAGE SKYSTROLOGY. YOU CAN’T DIVIDE A CLOUD is a Calendar/Book like no other. It is a handmade labor of love.The book…Read More
All we need is Love, love. Love is all we need. No matter what problems we have with each other, I want to ask you this: “What’s so funny ’bout peace love & understanding?” The feelings of love are very healing. Very rarely when we are falling in love do…Read More
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In 2013, I closed the Outland boutique mostly due to family circumstances. The hat studio moved into my London flat, and I continued to make bespoke hats for clients. During my breaks from hat making, I began taking daily photographs of the clouds from my rooftop in Pimlico. It was…Read More
Be a Cloud if the moment is too much. Let it go Let it flow. Clouds are quite heavy but behave like the lightest feather. Flying quietly and aimlessly along They use the sky space to linger. They take their time to form and mingle. Just slow down and…Read More
Bespoke Fascinator & Mini-Hat Design Parties Chapeau Claudette, known for her creative and unique head wear will host tailor-made headdress/ hat and fascinator design parties at a venue of your choice or in her Pimlico studio. Claudette, with over 20 years experience as a milliner, will assist and teach you…Read More
Impressed by a hat shop in Amsterdam, I decided to rename my hat boutique in Berlin “Chapeau” before relocating to London in 1995. In the years from 2004 to 2012, I felt the most creative. I produced designs and sold my unique fascinators, unprocessed felt hats and mini top–hats in…Read More
More about that later, or shall we have lunch and I will show you proof that I am a reincarnation of an outlandish character that lived during Voltaire’s time. He was obsessed with hats as well.
In 2004 after almost ten years selling in the fashion section of Portobello Market, Covent Garden and Old Spitalfields Market, I was offered a retail space in London at 97 Sclater Street, from a very particular woman, Gwendolyn Leick. It would be my third hat boutique. This boutique was…Read More
My first love and a proper job were as a photographer, and my first camera was a Vivitar. I bought it with the money I earned as a babysitter working mostly for one family, who would ask me to babysit their daughter, Sarah Hoffman, so they could help me buy…Read More
Greetings from London! It is a grey Monday in London, but I have a reason to be cheerful, and it is all due to the deep and emotional intelligence of Salma Hayek Pinault. So much to share but so little time. I will use bullet points to make it clear…Read More