April 10, 2015
I had a fantastic time at a Most Curious wedding fair, met some amazingly talented exhibitors, some gorgeous brides and to top it all off – I won a prize!
I’m really happy to have been awarded the Highly Commended Prize in Bridal Fashion by the Queen of Wedding blogging – Kat Williams of Rock & Roll Bride. Thank you Kat!
March 4, 2015
This weekend the 7th & 8th March, you can find me and my new bridal collection at ‘A Most Curious Wedding Fair’ in the Truman Brewery, Brick Lane!
I’m super excited to be taking part as it looks set to be an awesome event with a lot of exciting and interesting exhibitors.
Made from silk tulle, guipiure lace petals and silver bugle beads. Special weekend price of £45
The next is the Fiona headband –
Made from hand wired faux hydrangeas and silk tulle and available in 3 colours – ivory, pastel pink and periwinkle blue. Special weekend price of £50.
I will have the whole collection with me too, so hope you can come down to have some fun and try some pieces on!
January 24, 2013
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Ok, so it’s probably a little late to say that but as 2012’s new year blog post was written on the 31st January and today is only the 24th January, I figure that’s an improvement.
The year so far has started off pretty freaking terrifyingly. At the end of 2012 I decided to leave my job in a nice little fabric shop in Soho and go full time with my millinery label. This was all super exciting until the first week of January when the enormity of what I had actually done finally hit me and I had a mini panic attack. After breathing in and out of a paper bag for a while, drinking some tea and watching an episode of Columbo (Peter Falk’s voice soothes me- don’t ask), I figured I had two options:
1. Strip the house of all copper pipes, sell them to the rag and bone men then run away,
2. Make hats and sell them.
After some deliberation and realising I have no tools to extract said copper pipes-only sewing equipment – I decided to go with option 2.
Thank goodness, everything after that week has been fine and the orders have been coming in!
For the whole of January I’ve been running an online sale at Bottica.com with up to 50% off of some pieces. Sale ends on the 28th of January.
A few pieces in the sale-
Also at the end of last year I became a partner on the Not on the High Street.com. You can find my new Bridal collection- by Faulkner & Carter – available to buy there.
A new website for Faulkner & Carter is in progress and we have a few shows and events planned for 2013 – I will keep you updated!
Finally, I decided that this year I needed a new logo and a new website in order to celebrate my new freelance status. The website is almost finished and will be launching soon (again I’ll keep you posted)
But for now, here is a little preview of my new logo –
A massive thank you to the super awesome Marilou Rabourdin for helping me with it.
I’m off to the studio now to work on all of the above (in between hyperventilating) but if you do happen to need a hat or headpiece this year…you know where to come!
September 12, 2011
After a busy but wonderful Summer spent working on various Wedding commissions, re-stocking some London stores, exploring the surreal Isle of Rum in the Hebrides, setting up a Bridal label, back packing around Greece and finally learning how to drive, I’ve now got to pull my sleeves up and sew faster and more furiously than ever before!
I’m currently working on producing stock for 3 new stockists and an exhibition, designing a new logo and packaging and trying to prepare for a few Christmas shows. Phew!
Details of upcoming events will follow but for now, here are some beautiful Summer Brides wearing Ann-Marie Faulkner Millinery!
June 10, 2011
I’ve joined forces with bridal accessories designer Katie Carter to form Faulkner & Carter!
Katie has been in the luxury bridal industry for over 10 years, having trained with couture bridal designer Phillipa Lepley so I am very lucky to have her on board.
In our e-shop you’ll find beautiful handmade silk veils, stoles and sashes (made by Katie) and unique bridal hats and headpieces (made by me!).
To have a look at our shop click here—–> http://www.etsy.com/shop/faulknerandcarter or click on the stockist link to the right.
If you would like to commission something for your wedding, you can contact us using the contact button on our shop page, or alternatively, you can contact me here