Meeting the Magnificent Sara Snood

Sara Snood is the inspirational women behind the marvellous charity Chemo Snood Head and I’m thrilled to have become a part of her mervellous and incredible journey by donating some of our headpieces.

Each day, Sara Wears a hat, Fascinator or headpiece to raise awareness for breast cancer and draw attention the stigma associated with loosing your hair during treatment.

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Last July I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. I had surgery to remove the tumour and a full lymph clearance as the cancer had spread. In October I underwent 18 weeks chemotherapy which led to me losing all my hair. On Friday 3 April I completed 4 weeks of daily radiotherapy.

In order to raise as much awareness as possible for the need to be breast aware and the impact of breast cancer as well as funds for Macmillan Cancer Care I have given myself the challenge of wearing a different piece of headgear every day for a year – currently on day ??? (depending on when youb publish the blog) and so far raised over £13,500.00 for Macmillan – and posting the evidence on my social media sites.

During the 365 day challenge, I will shave my hair as it grows back as I also hope to try and help de-stigmatise the myth that one needs to have hair to be beautiful and to stand by those who are going through hair loss due to medical reasons.

Local, national and international businesses are helping my cause by donating or lending me headgear or items that I can use to create headgear and I was recently voted Woman’s Own Role Model of Year.

I’ve made a head dress from bread, another from coffee cups from Smallbatch coffee, stuck a radio, teapot and globe on my head and created a hat from kitchen roll, scourer and washing up brush. Philip Treacy lent me an incredible hat. Designers from as far afield as Australia, New Zealand,
USA, Canada, Russia and Europe have supported me in my cause

People who have been getting involved include

– Carrie Jenkinson Millinery
– Philip Treacy
– Trevor Sorbie
– Liberty of London
– Pearl and Swine
– Christy’s
– British Airways
– Keely Hunter
– Oliver Bonas
– Smallbatch Coffee
– Flourpot Bakery
– Feathered Fantasy
– Judy Bentinck Millinery
– What a Hat
– Hectic Hat Hire
– Fancier Feather
– Sofie Teh
– La dame au beret
– Hatastic

– Bloom & Wild

– Sharper Millinery

– Atelier Millinery

I have appeared on Sky News, Good Morning Britain, ITV Meridian, Latest News. National and local press include The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Mirror, ETC Magazine, Viva Magazine, Woman’s Own, Real People, Take a Break and The Argus have all reported the story.

These are some of my favourite headpieces!

All her current pictures can be seen on FB, Instagram and Twitter

FB – Chemo Snood Head

Twitter – @fizzysnood

Instagram @fizzysnood

If you would like to donate to Sara’s Fabulous Charity visit http://www.justgiving.com/chemosnoodhead

 

Meeting the Magnificent Sara Snood was originally published on Carrie Jenkinson Millinery

Countdown to Ascot!

Well Ladies, it’s here!! I’ve been so busy these last few weeks as we have a whopping 59 fascinators and hats at Ascot this year and that number is still rising thanks to you ‘leave it till the last minute’ ladies 😃

With just one week away, here are my top 5 tips for ensuring you have a simply fabulous time…

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Tip 1

Is your headpiece stable? The last thing you need is a fascinator that’s falling down all day! Super annoying and a major distraction so make sure it fits properly! Your milliner will be able to advise you on wearing your fascinator correctly and you can always hold your fascinator in place with some hair clips!

 

 

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Sun cream! Last year it was absolutely boiling at Ascot and this year is looking like it’s going to be a scorcher again! Take a small sunscreen in your hand bag just in case as you’ll be having so much fun you’ll totally forget your exposed to the elements!!

 

 

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PACE YOURSELF! We all know how much boozing goes on at the races but try and pace yourself, falling over in front of hundreds of people is not fun and I say this as I have personal experience! Drink lots of water.. Stay hydrated!

 

 

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Comfortable shoes are an absolute must! You will be on your feet all day so make sure your feet are comfy or you’ll be uncomfortable all day! If your feet hurt then that’s that! You won’t think of anything other than your feet!!

 

 

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Have fun!! It’s the most incredible event and I’m almost positive you’ll have a wonderful time! Wear your fascinators with pride girls and take lots of pictures!!

 

 

I will be posting all of our fabulous ladies over the next few weeks with my Ascot Wall of Fame!!!

Go and enjoy yourselves ladies…


Countdown to Ascot! was originally published on Carrie Jenkinson Millinery

Ready to Wear Fascinators at House of Fraser!

Are you struggling to find your perfect fascinator or hat in time for a wedding or race event?! Have you seen our ready to wear Spring Summer Collection at House of Fraser?

This March saw the launch  of first fascinator and hat Collection for high street giant House of Fraser.  They are now selling an exclusive range of our hand crafted fascinators and hats in their Oxford Street Store and online through their website www.houseoffraser.co.uk

Each fascinator offers simplistic style perfect for every occasion and each piece has been handcrafted by myself offering you an individual hand crafted headpiece that you can wear again and again..

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Evita

Evita is a perfectly simple fascinator available in Blue & Ivory and Ivory and Black, this stunning design is a classic design of a saucer base with appliqué detailing, mounted onto a headband SEE EVITA

 

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Roxie

The Roxie fascinator is a completely unique design set to turn heads wherever you go! Available in stylish black, this headpiece is covered in Swarovski crystals the glimmer in the light SEE ROXIE

Victoria

Victoria

Victoria is one of our most popular fascinator designs, it is the perfect hate make a statement in and is available in navy and ivory SEE VICTORIA

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Gazelle

Gazelle is a beautiful fascinator and again another favourite particularly with brides and mothers of the brides looking for a simple yet breathtaking fascinator or hat for their big day.  Its mounted onto a headband and is very light to wear SEE GAZELLE

 

Ella

Ella

Ella Fascinator, outstanding value for money, gorgeous and easy wear on a clip or headband! Available in black and pink SEE ELLA

There is currently a 20% off sale on House of Fraser so save yourself some money and order them now! Need one of these fantastic fascinators in another colour? Email me now for more information.

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Ready to Wear Fascinators at House of Fraser! was originally published on Carrie Jenkinson Millinery