Now when you look at Ellen's creations, you are looking at the real deal. Not those cheap DIY stick a feather on an already made hat. Ellen makes everything from scratch. That means it starts as a flat piece of material and is shaped and crafted into a bespoke creation. I find the whole process fascinating and she has promised to do a blog post on just how much skill and hard work (not to mention time) goes into each individual hat.
Anyway, I packed up all my vintage dresses, a sack full of make up and my hair bits and bobs. My whole life was in my suitcase which made me rather twitchy on the train in case someone nicked it (not that they would want my skanky old suitcase). We met at the train station in Brighton, along with the photographer, Diana, and the other model for the day Lady May Den - Voyage.
I was doing my own hair and make up so the re construction of my face began.
A few hat and outfit changes later and it was Ellen's turn to pose as a glamorous hat wearer. By this time it had stopped raining so we took the opportunity to get a few outside shots.
I also had a whirl outside in an amazing straw creation with a flash of pink that went perfectly with my vintage dress.
Lots of Love