As Martha Sliter said ‘ A piece of magic is a hat.’ Able to transform an outfit and an attitude, adaptable and always available, eminently practical or purely decorative, a hat is an important yet oft forgotten element of dressing. But it shouldn’t be. Especially when made by milliner Rosie Olivia.
A Decorative Arts Degree from Nottingham Trent University and early training and jobs at the millinery companies Philip Treacy, Stephen Jones and Victoria Grant, have set Rosie in good stead, but it is her creative eye and a contemporary approach to something often considered an old fashioned accessory that has seen her succeed.
Her passion for millinery comes from a simple route: “I have always loved hats. I am intrigued as to how simply a hat can change a whole outfit. It’s a great accessory and when one is put on your head it just gives you confidence and makes you feel great.”