Retro Glam Chic

Lace Coquette Pillbox Hat - Anna Chocola® Brighton Milliner 2014

Lace Coquette Pillbox Hat – Anna Chocola® Brighton Milliner 2014

Red Rose Scarf Hat - Anna Chocola® Brighton Milliner 2014

Red Rose Scarf Hat – Anna Chocola® Brighton Milliner 2014

Coquette Pillbox Hat - Anna Chocola® Brighton Milliner 2014

Coquette Pillbox Hat – Anna Chocola® Brighton Milliner 2014

Lace Coquette Pillbox Hat - Anna Chocola® Brighton Milliner 2014

Lace Coquette Pillbox Hat – Anna Chocola® Brighton Milliner 2014

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Berets & Cloches

1930s Deco Cloche Hat - Anna Chocola® Brighton Milliner 2014

1930s Deco Cloche Hat – Anna Chocola® Brighton Milliner 2014

This is my new collection of 1940s inspired little berets with bows & 1930s Deco cloche, and floral aviator cap, as well my original 1920s Inès cloche. All of these can be ordered to your head size and in a selection of fabrics, so please get in touch. Some stock items are available from my eBay shop. Thanks for visiting!

Inès Cloche Hat - Anna Chocola® Brighton Milliner 2014

Inès Cloche Hat – Anna Chocola® Brighton Milliner 2014

1940s Beret Hat - Anna Chocola® Brighton Milliner 2014

1940s Beret Hat – Anna Chocola® Brighton Milliner 2014

Floral Aviator Cap - Anna Chocola® Brighton Milliner 2014

Floral Aviator Cap – Anna Chocola® Brighton Milliner 2014

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Brighton Fashion Week 2014 Sustain Catwalk

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Brighton Fashion Week – Review: Sustain

“The Hybrid Pop-up Boutique’s collection showed twelve stunning looks, headpieces playing a major role in each. The collection included three designers: Natalie Courtois Vintage, Mojiana Jewellery and Anna Chocola Millinery. The first six displayed sleek black dresses, each with accents of gold. The second half was a contrast of bright, bold colours. All the pieces nodded to previous eras, demonstrated in the variety of styles that walked the runway. Could there be a better example of how vintage fabrics can be up-cycled and re-used?”

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Lavender Dreams by The Vintage Romance

The Vintage Romance & Anna Chocola Coquette Pillbox hats

The Vintage Romance & Anna Chocola Coquette Pillbox hats

Glamorous duo The Vintage Romance have created a new series of fabulous photos featuring my Coquette pillbox hats!

Beautiful models Isabelle Gloria & Elaine Valerie share their love of retro lifestyle and fashion via superbly sophisticated photo shoots. I love their attention to detail and the wonderful colour palette of every one of their sessions, so I was super excited when they decided to use my Coquette pillbox hats as inspiration for one of them! Thank you so much girls! xx

This is their “Lavender Dreams”…

Find more of their work here: http://www.thevintageromance.com/

Facebook page: The Vintage Romance

The Vintage Romance & Anna Chocola Coquette Pillbox hats

The Vintage Romance & Anna Chocola Coquette Pillbox hats

The Vintage Romance & Anna Chocola Coquette Pillbox hats

The Vintage Romance & Anna Chocola Coquette Pillbox hats

The Vintage Romance & Anna Chocola Coquette Pillbox hats

The Vintage Romance & Anna Chocola Coquette Pillbox hats

The Vintage Romance & Anna Chocola Coquette Pillbox hats

The Vintage Romance & Anna Chocola Coquette Pillbox hats

The Vintage Romance & Anna Chocola Coquette Pillbox hats

The Vintage Romance & Anna Chocola Coquette Pillbox hats

The Vintage Romance & Anna Chocola Coquette Pillbox hats

The Vintage Romance & Anna Chocola Coquette Pillbox hats

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1940s Inspired Rendez-vous Hats!

1940s Tilt Hat - Anna Chocola® 2014

1940s Tilt Hat – Anna Chocola® 2014

This is my latest collection of retro inspired hats: an elegant and feminine 1940s tilt hat – the Rendez-Vous hat, new Kiss me! and Coquette pillbox hats and a delicate peacock headband.

Stock items can be purchased from my eBay shop, but you are welcome to get in touch for a bespoke commission order. Please use the CONTACT button and let me know how I can create the perfect hat for you.

Thanks for visiting my website!

Model: Liz

Photos and Styling: Anna Chocola

Location: Preston Park, Brighton.

Coquette Pillbox Hat - Anna Chocola® 2014

Coquette Pillbox Hat – Anna Chocola® 2014

Coquette Pillbox Hat - Anna Chocola® 2014

Coquette Pillbox Hat – Anna Chocola® 2014

Coquette Pillbox Hat - Anna Chocola® 2014

Coquette Pillbox Hat – Anna Chocola® 2014

Kiss Me! Pillbox Hat - Anna Chocola® 2014

Kiss Me! Pillbox Hat – Anna Chocola® 2014

Kiss Me! Pillbox Hat - Anna Chocola® 2014

Kiss Me! Pillbox Hat – Anna Chocola® 2014

1940s Tilt Hat - Anna Chocola® 2014

1940s Tilt Hat – Anna Chocola® 2014

Coquette Pillbox Hat - Anna Chocola® 2014

Coquette Pillbox Hat – Anna Chocola® 2014

1940s Tilt Hat - Anna Chocola® 2014

1940s Tilt Hat – Anna Chocola® 2014

Peacock Headband - Anna Chocola® 2014

Peacock Headband – Anna Chocola® 2014

Coquette Pillbox Hat - Anna Chocola® 2014

Coquette Pillbox Hat – Anna Chocola® 2014

1940s Tilt Hat - Anna Chocola® 2014

1940s Tilt Hat – Anna Chocola® 2014

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Flower Hats & Crowns

Frida Folk Flower Crown - Anna Chocola® 2014

Frida Folk Flower Crown – Anna Chocola® 2014

Model: Alice

Photos & Styling by Anna Chocola

Hats featured: Flower Coquette pillbox hats & Frida folk flower-crowns

Flower Coquette Pillbox Hat - Anna Chocola® 2014

Flower Coquette Pillbox Hat – Anna Chocola® 2014

Flower Coquette Pillbox Hat - Anna Chocola® 2014

Flower Coquette Pillbox Hat – Anna Chocola® 2014

Frida Folk Flower Crown - Anna Chocola® 2014

Frida Folk Flower Crown – Anna Chocola® 2014

Frida Folk Flower Crown - Anna Chocola® 2014

Frida Folk Flower Crown – Anna Chocola® 2014

Flower Coquette Pillbox Hat - Anna Chocola® 2014

Flower Coquette Pillbox Hat – Anna Chocola® 2014

Flower Coquette Pillbox Hat - Anna Chocola® 2014

Flower Coquette Pillbox Hat – Anna Chocola® 2014

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Bright & Beautiful

Coquette Pillbox Hat -Anna Chocola® 2014

Coquette Pillbox Hat -Anna Chocola® 2014

Model: Alice

Photos & Styling by Anna Chocola

Hats featured: Coquette pillbox hats, bead embroidery cap, Darling double bow headband & beaded headpiece.

Coquette Pillbox Hat -Anna Chocola® 2014

Coquette Pillbox Hat -Anna Chocola® 2014

Coquette Pillbox Hat -Anna Chocola® 2014

Coquette Pillbox Hat -Anna Chocola® 2014

Coquette Pillbox Hat -Anna Chocola® 2014

Coquette Pillbox Hat -Anna Chocola® 2014

Coquette Pillbox Hat -Anna Chocola® 2014

Coquette Pillbox Hat -Anna Chocola® 2014

Coquette Pillbox Hat - Anna Chocola® 2014

Coquette Pillbox Hat – Anna Chocola® 2014

Coquette Pillbox Hat - Anna Chocola® 2014

Coquette Pillbox Hat – Anna Chocola® 2014

Coquette Pillbox Hat -Anna Chocola® 2014

Sequin "Circus Queen" Headpiece - Anna Chocola® 2014

Sequin “Circus Queen” Headpiece – Anna Chocola® 2014

Darling Bow Headband - Anna Chocola® 2014

Darling Bow Headband – Anna Chocola® 2014

Beaded Embroidery Headpiece - Anna Chocola® 2014

Beaded Embroidery Headpiece – Anna Chocola® 2014

Beaded Embroidery Cap - Anna Chocola® 2014

Beaded Embroidery Cap – Anna Chocola® 2014

Coquette Pillbox Hat - Anna Chocola® 2014

 

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Folk Flower Crown & “Luxe” Satin Turban

Flower Crown - Anna Chocola® 2014

Flower Crown – Anna Chocola® 2014

Flower Crown - Anna Chocola® 2014

Flower Crown – Anna Chocola® 2014

"Luxe" Satin Turban - Anna Chocola® 2014

“Luxe” Satin Turban – Anna Chocola® 2014

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1920s ”Inès” Cloche Hat

Lace Collection Inès Cloche Hat - Anna Chocola® 2014

Lace Collection Inès Cloche Hat – Anna Chocola® 2014

My “Inès” is a copy my French great grandmother’s hat. There are now many variations of it, and it has inspired me to create more retro style hats. Some look very authentic and others are more exciting versions of fancy headwear.

Please take a look at my stock in my shop or get in touch to find out about a commission order.

Lace Collection Inès Cloche Hat - Anna Chocola® 2014

Lace Collection Inès Cloche Hat – Anna Chocola® 2014

Lace Collection Inès Cloche Hat - Anna Chocola® 2014

Lace Collection Inès Cloche Hat – Anna Chocola® 2014

Lace Collection Inès Cloche Hat - Anna Chocola® 2014

Lace Collection Inès Cloche Hat – Anna Chocola® 2014

Lace Collection Inès Cloche Hat - Anna Chocola® 2014

Lace Collection Inès Cloche Hat – Anna Chocola® 2014

Inès Cloche Hat – Anna Chocola® 2014
Harris Tweed Inès Cloche Hat - Anna Chocola® 2014

Harris Tweed Inès Cloche Hat – Anna Chocola® 2014

Inès Cloche Hat - Anna Chocola® 2014

Inès Cloche Hat – Anna Chocola® 2014

Harris Tweed Inès Cloche Hat - Anna Chocola® 2014

Harris Tweed Inès Cloche Hat – Anna Chocola® 2014

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1920s Cloche Hats

"Inès" Cloche Hat (Tulle Plumetis) - Anna Chocola® 2014

“Inès” Cloche Hat (Tulle Plumetis) – Anna Chocola® 2014

"Inès" Cloche Hat  - Anna Chocola® 2014

“Inès” Cloche Hat – Anna Chocola® 2014

"Jacqueline" Cloche Hat - Anna Chocola® 2014

“Jacqueline” Cloche Hat – Anna Chocola® 2014

1920s Toque Hat - Anna Chocola® 2014

1920s Toque Hat – Anna Chocola® 2014

This is a new selection of my “Inès” and “Jacqueline” cloches and my Toque hat.

Please take a look at my stock in my shop or get in touch to find out about a commission order.

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“Coquette” Colombine Pillbox

100% Silk Coquette Pillbox Hat - Anna Chocola® 2014

100% Silk Coquette Pillbox Hat – Anna Chocola® 2014

100% Silk Coquette Pillbox Hat - Anna Chocola® 2014

100% Silk Coquette Pillbox Hat – Anna Chocola® 2014

100% Silk Coquette Pillbox Hat - Anna Chocola® 2014

100% Silk Coquette Pillbox Hat – Anna Chocola® 2014

100% Silk Coquette Pillbox Hat - Anna Chocola® 2014

100% Silk Coquette Pillbox Hat – Anna Chocola® 2014

My “Coquette” pillbox hat can be made in any colour and with a birdcage veil if you fancy. Stock is available from my eBay shop.

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Flower & Feather Headpieces

Peacock Feather Headpiece with Birdcage Veil - Anna Chocola® 2014

Peacock Feather Headpiece with Birdcage Veil – Anna Chocola® 2014

Peacock Feather Headpiece with Birdcage Veil - Anna Chocola® 2014

Peacock Feather Headpiece with Birdcage Veil – Anna Chocola® 2014

Flower Headpiece with Birdcage Veil - Anna Chocola® 2014

Flower Headpiece with Birdcage Veil – Anna Chocola® 2014

Flower Headpiece with Birdcage Veil - Anna Chocola® 2014

Flower Headpiece with Birdcage Veil – Anna Chocola® 2014

Paper Flower Headpiece - Anna Chocola® 2014

Paper Flower Headpiece – Anna Chocola® 2014

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Pretty Brighton Mod Caps

1960s Pompom Tapestry Cap - Anna Chocola® 2014

1960s Pompom Tapestry Cap – Anna Chocola® 2014

1960s Brighton Cap - Anna Chocola® 2014

1960s Brighton Cap – Anna Chocola® 2014

1960s Mod Cap - Anna Chocola® 2014

1960s Mod Cap – Anna Chocola® 2014

1960s Mod Cap - Anna Chocola® 2014

1960s Mod Cap – Anna Chocola® 2014

1960s Mod Cap - Anna Chocola® 2014

1960s Mod Cap – Anna Chocola® 2014

Here are my 6 piece “Brighton” caps and “Mod” sailor caps. I’ve used cotton and wool fabrics for my samples but they can be made in many other fabrics to match your requirements. The wool fabrics I have are 100% wool and beautiful quality. Harris Tweed® also an option on request.

These will be available to purchase from my eBay shop, but please get in touch for a custom made hat service.

 

 

 

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The 1920s “Inès” Cloche Hat

1920s "Inès" Cloche Hat - Anna Chocola® 2013

1920s “Inès” Cloche Hat – Anna Chocola® 2013

I’m constantly adding to the “Inès” collection. This copy of my French great grandmother’s hat captures the essence of the 1920s. It’s timeless, versatile and fun. You can always find a selection of them in stock in my eBay shop, but please don’t hesitate to get in touch using the contact/order link to find out about a commission. I’m always happy to discuss possibilities and help create the perfect hat for you.

1920s "Inès" Cloche Hat - Anna Chocola® 2013

1920s “Inès” Cloche Hat – Anna Chocola® 2013

1920s "Inès" Cloche Hat - Anna Chocola® 2013

1920s “Inès” Cloche Hat – Anna Chocola® 2013

1920s "Inès" Cloche Hat - Anna Chocola® 2013

1920s “Inès” Cloche Hat – Anna Chocola® 2013

1920s "Inès" Cloche Hat - Anna Chocola® 2013

1920s “Inès” Cloche Hat – Anna Chocola® 2013

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Pretty Sailor Caps

Sailor Cap - Anna Chocola®  2013

New for this Autumn/Winter season, here’s my version of the sailor cap. Available in any size or fabric you fancy for a cheeky but super stylish look. There are few in stock in my eBay shop, but please get in touch if you’d like to commission one to your head size. Same terms apply for my flat caps!

Just a little reminder: your head size should be measure with a dressmaker’s soft tape, from the middle of the forehead, above your ears, where your head is at its widest!

Sailor Cap - Anna Chocola®  2013

Sailor Cap – Anna Chocola® 2013

Sailor Cap - Anna Chocola®  2013

Sailor Cap – Anna Chocola® 2013

Floral Flat Cap - Anna Chocola®  2013

Floral Flat Cap – Anna Chocola® 2013

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Glam Satin Turbans

1920s Glam Satin Turban Hat - Anna Chocola® 2013

1920s Glam Satin Turban Hat – Anna Chocola® 2013

I was inspired to create this collection of ultra glamorous satin turban hats by the “Luxe, Calme et Volupté” lifestyle of the 1920s “Bright Young Things”.

I collect vintage brooches to ornate them and add sparkle to the shimmer. Some have veiling too.

These hats are available on request, made to measure in the colour you desire. Contact me to make an order.

Photo shoot set in The Rose Garden, Preston Park, Brighton.

Model: Lindsey

Photos & styling: Anna Chocola

1920s Glam Satin Turban Hat - Anna Chocola® 2013

1920s Glam Satin Turban Hat – Anna Chocola® 2013

1920s Glam Satin Turban Hat - Anna Chocola® 2013

1920s Glam Satin Turban Hat – Anna Chocola® 2013

1920s Glam Satin Turban Hat - Anna Chocola® 2013

1920s Glam Satin Turban Hat – Anna Chocola® 2013

1920s Glam Satin Turban Hat - Anna Chocola® 2013

1920s Glam Satin Turban Hat – Anna Chocola® 2013

1920s Glam Satin Turban Hat - Anna Chocola® 2013

1920s Glam Satin Turban Hat – Anna Chocola® 2013

1920s Glam Satin Turban Hat - Anna Chocola® 2013

1920s Glam Satin Turban Hat – Anna Chocola® 2013

1920s Glam Satin Turban Hat - Anna Chocola® 2013

1920s Glam Satin Turban Hat – Anna Chocola® 2013

1920s Glam Satin Turban Hat - Anna Chocola® 2013

1920s Glam Satin Turban Hat – Anna Chocola® 2013

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Leopard Print Turban Hat

Leopard Turban Hat - Anna Chocola ® 2013

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Men’s Hats by Anna Chocola®

Anna Chocola Men's Hats Brighton 2013

Anna Chocola Men’s Hats Brighton 2013

“Two Stylish Boys” Photo shoot on Brighton seafront

Photos & styling by Anna Chocola

Models: Gabriel & Sam

Hats featured: Fedoras & Flat Caps

Anna Chocola Men's Hats Brighton 2013

Anna Chocola Men’s Hats Brighton 2013

Anna Chocola Men's Hats Brighton 2013

Anna Chocola Men’s Hats Brighton 2013

Anna Chocola Men's Hats Brighton 2013

Anna Chocola Men’s Hats Brighton 2013

 

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