Saturday, 25 April 2015


Hats and fascinators always struck me as the old woman' signature while growing up. They were glued to the heads of the pastors wives and rich style-less women. The yard stick for chic? Definitely not. The evolution of  hats resonates the arts from  boring and lifeless piece of mesh and fabric to art and fashion re-defined, to mysteries and tales. Did you know that the attitude of a person can be duly crave out by their peculiar choice of head gear? Lady Gaga and Isabella blow  represented their personalities soundly with their elaborate head pieces-and customs.

I have acquired a strange fascination for hats (don't ask) and fascinator, they sure do add a little of that extra spice to the perfect outfit. Rachael Trevor-Morgan has a spectacular approach to the art of millinery.  Delicate, feminine, chic and power to name a few adjectives to qualify her art.

I totally love the red and green hats, and the neutral coloured ones...hard to chose a favorite.

Hat invasion

Rachel Trevor-Morgan has built a thriving and successful business. Rachel operates from her 17th century atelier in London St James's where she delivers private client commissions. Her mission is to provide her clients with the perfect hat or headpiece. She is renowned for her beautiful handwork and design resulting in the glamorous, feminine elegance on which she has built her reputation. Her success arises from a passion for her craft, and an understanding of the balance required for a hat to flatter and finish an outfit.

Rachel and her team have created a millinery business not only celebrating that craftsmanship but offering unrivalled customer service which has attracted a wide and discerning client list. Rachel is a liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Feltmakers.

Rachel collaborates with many respected designers such as Caroline CharlesStewart ParvinBruce OldfieldNeil Cunningham and Ulrich Engler, designing millinery to complement their collections.
In 2014 Rachel was granted The Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen. Since 2006, HM The Queen has worn Rachel’s hats on many high profile occasions: Royal Ascot, Her 80th birthday celebrations at St Paul’s, Her Diamond Wedding celebration at Westminster Abbey, meeting George Bush in Washington, to name but a few. Rachel also designs hats for other members of the Royal family.



 Her designs have enjoyed continuous press coverage, with her hats featured on the covers and in the editorial pages of Vogue, Elle, Brides, the Daily Mail and The Sunday Times.
In 1997 Rachel launched her first bridal headdress collection and in 1999 she won the Headdress Designer Award at The Brides British Bridal Awards. Her fresh approach to bridal headwear offers an alternative to the modern bride. Rachel is known for her soft, feminine signature feathers and flowers. These pieces are for the couture bride.

Rachel's childhood ambition was to become an actress and this developed into a keen interest in theatre costume. It is from this sense of the dramatic, coupled with her mother's love of hats, that Rachel's passion for millinery has evolved. Rachel gained apprenticeships with Philip Somerville and Graham Smith. The latter was her biggest influence: he offered a rigorous training in the disciplined craft of millinery whilst maintaining the individuality of design and flawless finish which are central to its art. This background has given Rachel a strong base in couture millinery where each hat is hand blocked and stitched and every flower hand dyed and rolled.

Rachel believes that glamour and elegance are timeless but draws particular inspiration from an era when millinery was de rigueur. 


















“Some hats can only be worn if you're willing to be jaunty, to set them at an angle and to walk beneath them with a spring in your stride as if you're only a step away from dancing. They demand a lot of you.”