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!
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?”
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
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!
Photos and Styling: Anna Chocola
Location: Preston Park, Brighton.
Photos & Styling by Anna Chocola
Hats featured: Flower Coquette pillbox hats & Frida folk flower-crowns
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Photos & styling: Anna Chocola
“Two Stylish Boys” Photo shoot on Brighton seafront
Photos & styling by Anna Chocola
Models: Gabriel & Sam
Hats featured: Fedoras & Flat Caps