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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!


Pretty new things!

12 Oct

Gorgeous new hats!

At last, we’ve taken some photos of our newest creations which are all for sale now in our Etsy shop! We’ve made lots of new collars and a few Harris tweed hats, but there will be more arriving shortly – we keep selling them before they get to the shop! Please don’t forget that we are happy to take custom orders for hats or collars if a specific colour or fabric is required.

Peter Pan magic!

We will finally be listing some Tallula ankle spats soon…lots of people have been asking for them…apologies for being so slow!

Matchy matchy prettiness!




New deliveries in store now!

29 Jul

The Leonora

Check out our online shop…we’ve been jolly busy designing and making and added lots of new things! New hat styles include the Leonora and the Lee.

The Lee

We seem to be having a monochrome moment but we’ve also added some gorgeous new harris tweed Mamies.

The Mamie

We’ve also added lots more Peter Pan collars – we can’t make enough of them at the moment and, don’t forget, ours are reversible so double the fun!

Peter Pan collar

We are developing a new collar, the Wendy, to wear with lower necklines and will list some brand new Tallulah ankle spats soon! Feel free to pop by…toodle pip!

Peter Pan magic!

18 Jul

Here at Strumpet HQ we’ve been adding pretty collars to our tight sweaters for some time and it looks like the fashion world has caught up with us! So stay ahead of the pack this summer and bag yourself one of our Peter Pans now! Ours are reversible and made from beautiful vintage fabrics. We can make them to match any of our hats – make a ridiculously pretty statement!

Look…something new!

14 Jul

We know it’s barely been summer yet but already our thoughts are turning to (whisper it) autumn. Here is a sneaky peek at a new addition to our line – Tallulah ankle spats! We’ll add some to our online shop soon as they also look fab over heels with bare, tanned legs!

Watch this space…

Wedding envy!

16 Jun

Oh the drama of a black veil and dark lips!

Oh how we love at wedding here at Strumpet towers! Being that both Kitty and Wanda are long time, happily marrieds we feel the need to live out our wedding dreams vicariously through others! We loved our recent photo shoot, in conjunction with Rowan Joy, in which we dressed our model Nina up like a little wedding doll! We are delighted to once again be featured in the new issue of The Best Scottish weddings which has a gorgeous retro themed shoot this issue starring one of Miss Rowan’s creations.  We now have a few “off the peg” bridal pieces for sale in our Etsy shop and will be adding more later in the week but we do love a custom order and can create a unique piece, just for you that will work beautifully with your dress. Speaking of Dresses…take a look at Rowan Joy’s new bridal website – the dresses are stunning…

A spring wedding…

2 May

What a beautiful weekend full of great vintage themed activities!  Miss Wanda visited the WWII event at the Museum of flight on Sunday in a pretty tea dress and cropped army jacket with a little Harris tweed hat.  She met many interesting reinactors, attended an entertaining talk on rationing and met the lovely Lucy Adlington who gave a spirited presentation about wartime weddings!  In the evening she sat finishing an intricate wedding headpiece whilst watching a Poirot marathon…hurrah!  Miss Kitty was at an incredibly grand, three day Highland wedding party – what an opportunity to showcase three pieces from our new collection (which you will all be able to see here, very soon), drink many, many cocktails and ceilidh the nights away!  She stayed in a fabulous castle, in a glamourous turret complete with a stuffed dog!

But enough of our weekends and back to business, here is the first look at a piece from our Summer wedding collection.  If you would like to order a piece for your wedding please contact us once you have chosen your dress – we can incorporate any fabric into the design.  This hat is shown with a bespoke Peter Pan collar – it is beautiful worn with a strapless gown or can be made after the wedding from a piece of the train as a memento of the day.

The Lauren - wool boucle with vintage satin trim