It's all about the Independents...

It's all about the Independents...

The season is upon us once more, from the races at Chepstow to the mother of the Bride at a church wedding; the focus on stylish headwear is another strong trend this year that does not seem to be fading in a hurry.


With that in mind it’s always reassuring to know that a bespoke piece for an important day does not mean travelling to London.

Cowbridge based Welsh Milliner Laura began designing and making hats in 2017. Laura sources quality materials as ethically and sustainably as possible, often using recycled materials to produce unique, handmade, wearable art.

G&M Millinery was founded by Laura Goode in 2018, but Millinery had been in the family many years before this. The lettering G&M refer to Gwen and Marjorie. These two talented women are the inspiration behind G&M Millinery (see pic attached, Laura’s mum is the bride in-between). Gwen (Nanny) taught me how her how sew. They spent many hours constructing anything from Liberty print watch straps to ragdoll draft excluders, and some fabric hats for fun. “She was my unsung hero and I know she’ll be championing G&M Millinery wherever she may be. And Marjorie (my great Grandmother) a Welsh Milliner whom I wished I could’ve met and absorbed all that millinery knowledge”.

After 15 years working in sports marketing and communications, including The Welsh Rugby Union and Glamorgan Cricket, Laura decided on a total career change and wanted to use those creative skills she  had learnt growing up. After completing a millinery course at Kensington and Chelsea College under the watchful eye of the incredibly talented Milliner Noel Stewart the fire had been lit and there was no hesitation.

Click on the link for G&M Millinery for more information.

Lastly, thank you so much for the lovely compliments on my dress, I’ve been lucky to partner up with Femme Luxe as you may have seen in my previous post this can be worn dressed up or down throughout the year.



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