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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Merry Christmas!

December 23, 2013

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2014!

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This year has flown by and I can’t believe I actually managed to survive a whole year working for myself! I’m extremely excited about 2014 and everything thats already planned for it (new collections, a capsule collection for Ascot and a collaboration with Singapore based designer MAH to name a few!)

Thank you to everyone that has supported me this year and special thanks to my beautiful models Harriet, Erika and Kerry who have let me plonk my hats onto their beautiful heads to be photographed and didn’t want anything in return. Much love to you lovely girls 🙂

Happy Holidays everyone and see you in 2014!

A-M xx


A Christmas Update

December 4, 2013

So, Christmas is here once again!

There is still plenty of time to order a hat or headpiece in time for Christmas and New Year’s events.

The last date for ordering from my website in time to arrive for Christmas Eve, will be Friday 20th December. 

This year I have made some gift vouchers in values of £50 & £100 which I hope will make the perfect gift for any hat lover. The vouchers include a full consultation either in person at the studio, or via phone or email. The lucky recipient can either design a bespoke hat or headpiece with me, or they can order directly from my website.

The gift vouchers are printed on luxe matt card and come wrapped in matching envelopes and ribbon. Lovely.



Also, as a special pre-Christamas treat, I’m offering 15% off of everything on my website when you enter the code DECEMBER15, for the whole of December!

Shipping anywhere in the UK is completely free and I’ll even throw in some gift wrapping too (just call me Santa!)


New Collection…

September 6, 2013

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Starting today and lasting for the whole of July all of my items on Boticca.com will be on sale!

At least 30% off of everything and up to 50% off of selected items.


Pom Dot

April 15, 2013

The sun is finally shining in London today, which is quite fitting for me, as today, my new Spring Summer collection – Pom Dot – is available to buy!

Pom Dot is a geometric celebration of spots, dots, polkadots and pom-poms. The collection is mainly constructed from lightweight senimay and silk chiffon. They are very easy to wear and perfect to add a pop of pattern to any outfit. If you are off to a Wedding this  Summer and not sure what to wear, maybe start with a polka dot hat?!

Available to buy from my online store and Bottica.com

Comma Spot BibiDotted Bow Band Polka Pom Band
Loop BibiDotted Mini CapelinePolka Pillbox
Veiled pom Band