New for Autumn/ Winter 2014

27 Oct

A-W 2014 (3)A-W 2014 (7)A-W 2014 (8)A-W 2014 (10)We have new things on sale in our little shop! We continue our love of leopard with The Bunny, found absolutely beautiful lamé fabric that resembles golden feathers for The Avis and sourced an amazing digital print and adorned it with origami butterflies for the Yara. For us, Winter just wouldn’t be Winter without some tweed and we loved making these tattered tweed butterflies for our Aurelia teardrop hat. We’ve got new tailored collars coming soon and will have news of a Pop-up shop soon so keep in touch!



The Veronica

19 May

The Veronica

New for ss14 the Veronica, a wide teardrop shape cocktail hat with a kittenish, stand up bow. This one is available in our Etsy shop or can be ordered in any colour to match an outfit

Our shop is open!

8 Feb

Contact SheetWe closed our (virtual) shop for refurbishments after new year but is is now open for our first collection this season – the Sweetheart collection. Perfect for spring in shades of Red, White & Blue (with a bit of Faux leopard thrown in for good measure!)

We’re rather pleased with it! Pieces are limited so grab yours before they are gone!

Our book is now open for wedding season orders!

13 Jan

Hello all! Although our Etsy shop is currently closed whilst we design our S/S13 ready to wear collection, we are now taking orders for this years wedding season. If you are a bride or guest and looking to place a bespoke order just drop us a line! We can make a beautiful, vintage inspired headpiece – with or with out veilling – incorporating fabric, lace or trims from your dress or from a family piece. We can also colour match most fabrics with just a small sample of the fabric from your outfit and can supply full face or half face birdcage veils.

ImageFor now, here is a sneak peek at one of our new special occasion pieces – The Mae – a sassy, feathered little number with a birdcage veil which encases both the hat and the face. Featured here in black, it also looks a dream in white or ivory with a ballerina length, chiffon dress for bridal. It can also be made larger or with a half face birdcage. Marabou is such a beautiful texture and photographs so well this – design can be adapted in endless ways! The gorgeous dress (just seen) is by our good friend Rowan Joy – view the full collection here…it is stunning!



“For last year’…

8 Jan

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.” T.S. Eliot

Well our new years resolution is quite obvious…actually blog! We got so caught up in designing and making that we forgot to tell everyone what we’ve been up to! Never fear – lets start as we mean to go on this year…

Hollywood is a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.

5 Aug

Still captivating the world, here are some of our favourite photos of Marilyn fifty years after her death.







Everyone needs someone to dream about.


New collection and the chance to win a hat! Yay!

13 Jul

ImageWe seem to be using this blog of late mostly to apologise for being tardy! We know it is an age since we last spoke but we have lots of new things to show you and a chance to win a Strumpet hat from our new collection so we hope that makes up for our absence!

ImageBack in June we colluded with Miss Dixiebelle and the Red Bus on a photoshoot. Inspired by the Jubilee, it was all very pretty, patriotic & pin-up! Starring top Strumpet Tara Nowy and shot by the wonderful Paul Marr (who else?) we got a gloriously sunny day and a great result!

ImageAlong with our tiny cocktail hats we also got some photos of our new Strumpet essential beret. We will be adding this collection to our etsy shop very soon and would love to know what you think so leave us a comment here, or on Facebook, or tweet us @hellostrumpet – you know where to contact us…

One of the reasons we have been silent (barring a few tweets) lately is because we have both had exciting holidays abroad – Kitty to Gay Paris and Wanda to Kawaii Japan! We have come back relaxed, refreshed and inspired – brimming with ideas for our new collection (we are talking mohair and origami people!) As summer seems to have passed us by our thoughts are turning to autumn and layering up in silks and wools – it’s our favourite season. We couldn’t resist teaming this ravishing leopard print beret with a repro vintage bathing suit from Miss D’s and expect more faux animal print as the season changes.

Image“So how do we win a hat?” we hear you cry…pop on over to Love My Dress – our very favourite wedding blog. We are giving away a £65 gift voucher to spend in our Etsy shop to one lucky reader – just leave a comment for Annabel telling her what you’ve got your eye on and how you’d wear it…easy!

ImageWell, we must be off, we’re meeting with a bride tomorrow and have some designing to do before bedtime! So toodles for now – we positively pinkie promise we won’t leave it so long next time!

Love and glamour

Kitty & Wanda xxx