Nicola's success is based on her ability to interpret each client's vision. She takes great pleasure in sourcing materials whether vintage or modern to give the hat an individual signature.

All couture hats are designed using traditional techniques which include the blocking of straw, thai silk, tweed and fur felt. Nicola makes delicate flowers and intricate bead trims.

Nicola changed career after 20 years in her food and design business re-training as a Couture Milliner. She completed The London City and Guilds Certificate and attended several workshops in London. Nicola had the privilege of learning invaluable techniques from Couture Milliner Jane Corbertt, whose clients include Mrs.Carole Middleton and HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.

Nicola's inspiration is found from vintage costume, textile exhibitions to antique fairs with an Art Deco twist. Influenced by a visit to a beautiful garden, a coastal or country walk with the family where an unusual leaf, a grass or pebble can be found!