When I was a child I wanted to be a milliner and often sketched hat designs. Every time there was an opportunity I would try to make a hat or headpiece for the occasion. As time went on this fascination with hats didn’t diminish and I ended up aged 15 writing to various milliners in London and asking them if I could come and visit and see their workshops.
Luckily for me both Frederick Fox and Phillip Somerville said yes!
I’ve been making headpieces for myself ever since, then last year I had the chance to make a few commissions. I love doing this as you have a colour scheme to work with and it’s fun sourcing from different millinery suppliers. (One of which is called Randalls Ribbons, despite that being my maiden/work name there is no family connection).
Headpiece Gallery bespoke headpieces from £75 upwards
I love making a headpiece to match an outfit, and having a bespoke headpiece makes it even more special, as it will be unique to you.
The images above are all headpieces I have made either for myself for events or made to order specifically for someone and their event.
“Oenone designed a beautiful fascinator to compliment my dress for Royal Ascot races. She drew sketches to show me her inspiration before making the piece. Her millinery skills are exemplary.”Gina Bujakowski
“I had been in search of a fascinator for my sons winter wedding. After ordering three off the internet and none being the colour described, Oenone came to the rescue. She knew exactly what I was looking for. I showed her the shoes and dress I had chosen and within a few days, the perfect headpiece was created. It is a beautiful piece I will keep and wear again. Also, two of my friends have borrowed it since for weddings and everyone commented on how gorgeous it was.”Tina Thorpe
“Oenone made a stunning Fascinator for my daughter’s wedding. She matched it perfectly to my dress and then balanced it perfectly. It was admired by all. The quality of her work is fantastic with her checking her design and materials with me throughout the process.”Andrea Paskins
“Oenone carefully matched the colours to those of my outfit and the design to my personality. I have worn it several times since and always get complimented on it and ask where I bought it. Being bespoke it matches so much better than an off the shelf headpiece. It has breathed new life into old outfits. Don’t buy a whole new wardrobe just add a new twist.”Sue Whitfield
“I asked Oenone to make me a headpiece that would not only match my dress but also look as wonderful as a hat but not a fascinator. The end result was a bespoke headpiece exactly how I wanted that was exciting to be involved with. Wearing something that is exactly what you want is truly special and I am in love with it.
I would not recommend anyone else. She is the best.”Jemma Whelpton