I’m featuring a fabulous Cornwall based supplier on the blog today – Holly Young Hats.
I can’t wait to meet Holly this Sunday, 7th October 2012, at the next Vintage Wedding Fayre that’s taking place at Devonport Guildhall. The event will host around 25 exhibitors from all around the South West, and will feature live music and vintage makeovers too.
Holly Young studied Costume Design for the Performing Arts at the London College of Fashion, and has worked in many different areas of the fashion industry. She recently established Holly Young Hats and her popularity throughout the Cornish wedding market has grown tremendously. Holly has also recently exhibited her beautiful headwear at Cheltenham Fashion Week. This was made possible after she won £200.00 as part of the prize fund for the award in ‘Innovation in Design & Making’ at the Cornwall Annual Design Fair at Trerife House. Holly’s work will also be showcased for three weeks in the Guild of Ten, a craft shop run by a cooperative of designers, makers and crafters in Truro.
I wanted to pick out a few of my favourite pieces from Holly’s work to showcase on the blog as many of the pieces have been inspired by the 1920’s and have a beautiful vintage feel to them.
This is a double comb accessory linked with fresh water pearls. The design also includes feathers, Belgian lace, and vintage inspired brooches – I think that this is a beautiful and delicate addition to any vintage inspired wedding outfit. This particular design is available via Holly’s online shop and retails for £140.00. This is an investment piece that would last long after your very special day.
Turbans were hugely popular in the 1920’s and 1930’s but this example demonstrates their rise back to popularity. The style oozes Hollywood glamour. This piece is from Holly’s A/W 2011 Collection and was part of an extended shoot, also featuring Annalise Harvey and Kit’s Boutique, both of whom will also be at the Vintage Wedding Fayre. The shoot also involved Opium Boutique, Make Up by Ella Butler, and styling by Tessa Humphreys.
This next hat is something a bit different, and could be a bold choice for a wedding guest or maybe mother of the bride. The deep shade of blue with the turquoise flower is bright and works wonderfully with the fiery hue of the model’s hair. I think for a summer wedding, this would be the perfect accessory.
Another exciting addition to Holly’s business is her fascinator workshops for brides to be and their hen parties. The workshops can take place either at Holly’s studio, which is situated in the Old Bakery Studios in Truro, or she can come to your house offering a mobile service. Utilising templates she has developed personally, you can create your own bespoke fascinator to adorn with flowers, accessories and any decoration you can think of. The workshops are priced at £42 per person and include all materials, decoration and expert tuition of course.
Holly has a fabulous special offer running at the moment – if you book your 2013 workshop before 30th November 2012, you’ll get an additional 15% off the package price, and brides go free! It’s really too good to miss, so why not gather the girls around with some cupcakes and some bubbly, and get making!
It was so difficult to pick just a handful of Holly’s designs so I would highly recommend that you take a look at her website – www.hollyyoungboutique.com – you can browse the different collections, order direct from her online shop, and contact Holly for a consultation if you’re interested in commissioning a bespoke design from the lady herself. You can also check out her Facebook and Twitter pages for regular updates and news.
You can also email Holly on email@example.com or give her a call on 07968 783320