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Open Studio Event 2014

September 29, 2014

This Saturday the 4th October, Bow Arts will be having an Open Studios Event!
As part of this event I’ll be holding a sample sale in my studio. There will be hats and headpieces for sale from as little as £10! Plus the opportunity to wander around the studio spaces of the talented artists and designers at Bow Arts Stratford 
Bow Arts, Essex House, 375 Stratford High Street, London, E15 4QZ
04/10/14, 11am – 5pm
Hope to see you there! A-M x

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Kickstarter Campaign

August 26, 2014

MY KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN IS LIVE!!!!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/94525884/am-millinery-spring-summer-15-collection

This Season I need your help in funding my SS15 photoshoot so thought I would try Kickstarter out for the first time.
Any help will be HUGELY appreciated, even just sharing this link and spreading the word. If you are kind enough to make a pledge then there are some great rewards to choose from, from pin badges to pillbox hats! Some are exclusive to Kickstarter and some pieces have a special reduced price exclusively for KS pledgers.

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Your generous pledges will enable me to pay for my photo shoot and add to the progression of AM Millinery.

Thank you for your support!

A-M x

Spring seems to have finally hit London- hooray! So I thought it a fitting time to release my new Spring capsule collection – Sakura.

‘Sakura’ literally means ‘cherry blossom’ in Japanese. The arrival of ‘sakura’ in Japan is a celebrated event called ‘Hanami’.  Hanami is an important Japanese custom and literally means ‘viewing flowers’, but it generally indicates cherry blossom viewing. It’s said that the origin of hanami dates back to more than one thousand years ago when aristocrats enjoyed looking at beautiful cherry blossoms and wrote poems. I would love to go a Hanami festival one day but until then I will keep daydreaming about Japan and I guess this collection will have to be my Spring celebration.

Sakura is a series of hand painted brass and leather fashion accessories including hair bands, hair pins, and jewellery. The collection was designed over a grey and dull Winter when I was dreaming of  Spring to arrive and bring with it some much needed C O L O U R  Every piece has been hand spray painted in a mix of pastel blues, pinks, lilacs and metallic golds giving a random, ‘colour burst’ effect.  I wanted this collection to be affordable so prices range from £6 for a ponytail band to £28 for a leather alice band.

Sakura is available at selected stockists and also through my online store – www.annmariefaulknermillinery.bigcartel.com

Hope you like it,

A-M x

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From March onwards I will be looking for some interns to work in the studio.

I will need someone to help me out one or two days a week at my Stratford HQ working for both labels – AM Millinery and Faulkner & Carter. 

What is involved:

This will be a voluntary role and will involve blocking and sewing of hats and hair accessories, dealing with and packing up orders, post office runs,  assisting to make bridal accessories, helping at client consultations, assisting at photo shoots and any other ad hoc duties that may pop up.

What you will gain:

You will learn hat making and sewing skills, gain valuable experience for your CV of working at a fashion accessories business,  learning how a fashion accessories business operates on a day to day basis and an excellent reference from me for future employers.

Breakfast/lunch will be provided plus as much tea/coffee/ juice as you can drink!

Who should apply:

This is a perfect opportunity for any fashion, textiles and millinery students or anyone thinking of setting up business themselves but would like to gain a bit more experience.

Millinery skills are not essential as they will be taught, but basic sewing skills are essential – in particular hand sewing.

You should also be punctual, hardworking, enthusiastic and not mind dogs as this little guy hangs out in the studio everyday- he is super friendly 🙂

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How to apply:

To apply please send a current CV to am.millinery@gmail.com with the subject ‘intern’

Look forward to hearing from you!

A-M x

 

F A S H I O N E D !

February 10, 2014

Starting tomorrow – Tuesday 11th February – a selection of work from my 2014 collections will be on exhibition at Craft Central in Clerkenwell.

Celebrating London Fashion Week, Craft Central presents FASHIONED – a cross-disciplinary exhibition of wearable artworks by 25 leading designer-makers. FASHIONED will feature a diverse selection of trail-blazing contemporary fashion, jewellery and accessories, all made in the UK.

FASHIONED will explore the making processes, sculptural forms, innovative materials and narrative elements that contribute to the making of cutting-edge fashion, jewellery and accessories that remain wearable.

FASHIONED WILL SHOWCASE WEARABLE ARTWORK BY:Alexandra Tosto DesignAlison WilloughbyAmanda Li HopeAmy KeeperAnn-Marie FaulknerBailey TomlinBridget HarveyCezanne AgathaCiara BowlesDay CEmma CalvertHouse of FloraGrace HamiltonHetty RoseKatie BrownLaura BerensLilia Milpetrova,Martina BohnMichelle FernandezMonique DanielsUglyLovely,Sara Gunn JewellerySophie ThomasYelena Loguiiko AND Yvette Estelle Jeffrey.

Hope you can make it!

A-M x

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