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About Esther

Esther louise Millinery

Esther-Louise is an international award winning qualified milliner based in the beautiful Wye Valley in Gloucestershire.  She is highly admired and renowned for her unusual sculptural design, quality craftsmanship, attention to detail and customer service.

Esther guides professional fashion conscious ladies through the hat shopping minefield and helps them to find the perfect hat or fascinator for that important special occasion.  Ladies benefit in many ways from receiving expert advice on choosing hat styles and colours to suit and if a suitable off the peg hat is not available Esther can design and create a bespoke piece exclusively for them to compliment their outfit and personality perfectly.

As Esther really understands what makes the perfect headwear to completely transform an outfit her clients can be confident of feeling fabulous and making a lasting impression by standing out from the crowd!

Originally Esther studied in general art & design covering a broad range of disciplines from 3D design, textiles & fine art.  Having worked in packaging for many years a visit to Stephen Jones Anthology exhibition at London’s V&A Museum inspired her to take up millinery craft and pursue a more creative career.  Having qualified in millinery and developed her skills to a high level Esther set up her own millinery business Esther-Louise from her home studio based in the Wye Valley.

Her millinery accolades include two Commercial Appeal Design Awards from Feltmakers of London, HAT DESIGNER OF THE YEAR 2010 runner up at Premiere Classe in Paris and a prestigious City & Guilds Medals For Excellence certification.

Esther has worked with a range of fashion designers, photographers and stylists and her designs have been featured in publications such as Cotswold Life, Clifton Life and Vintage Explorer.