Saturday, 26 June 2010

The Libertarian

This post is about one of our stallholders Jayne Elwell aka The Libertarian. She is a milliner and accessory making extraordinaire. I fell in love with her creation for this years Ascot… yes those are two carefully crafted magpies perched on her head! Topping her monochrome look off to perfection. Two for joy!

We also love Jayne as her whole Ascot outfit came from Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair. She say's 'I was very happy to be wearing vintage because my friends got their outfits from the high street and both spotted 7 people wearing their identical dresses.' 

'I purposely chose to wear full vintage because Ascot is so excessive and expensive. There are meals you can have for £1000 per head, which makes me feel sick! So I wanted to prove you can recycle, be ethical, spend little money and still pull a good outfit together.' Here, here!

Jayne is working on three exciting new collections at the moment including a reworked vintage collection, a miniature collection and a fantasia collection which includes very crazy imaginative hats she say's 'think Mr Whippy and Grand Piano's!' She is also building up some fabulous stock for Vintage At Goodwood. As well as all this Jayne has managed to find time to set up the brand new blog where she will add a new hat everyday sourced from all over the world because she believes hats are an important part of our heritage and its time they were appreciated and adorned as many heads as they did in the 1950's. 

Here are some of The Libertarian's vintage inspired hat designs...


  1. Wow, these hats are amazing!!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  2. Jayne your hats keep getting better and better. Well done chick and see you at Goodwood