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Doris (the dog) prefers hats to Cheshire cats love emma

A PR girl by background turned milliner, I live in the North West of England with my lovely husband and three charming dogs – Petal, Doris and Leon.

My love of hats began in childhood and has stuck with my ever since. As a little girl I refused to be seen anywhere without my straw hat and red patent shoes and not much has changed since then!

But it was when trying to find accessories to match my dress for a good friend’s wedding about five years ago that it struck me how few options existed to buy quality, fashionable headwear as a modern woman. It was out of this experience that The Cheshire Hat was born.

After training with some of the country’s leading milliners, I now work from my studio in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, making chic hats, headpieces, hair adornments as well as bridal headwear. All of the pieces I make use traditional millinery techniques; however they are designed with the modern women in mind to be wearable, fashionable and flattering.

My philosophy when it comes to headwear is simple - you should love your hat! It is the cherry on the top of a delicious cake, making you look and feel so much better in your hat than out of it.

It really is a pleasure to bring special occasion wear to lovely people who want to have something handmade, to reflect their own unique sense of style. I love what I do and hope that you feel this through the unique designs, colour palette and quality of materials I offer.

Love Emma x