I haven’t updated the blog for a while and it’s the same old excuse we all have, …no time! Well we all know the lists gets longer and the time gets shorter but that is down to time management, prioritising and a realisation that the list may not get done in 1 day or indeed ever…!

Anyway I was going to the races at York for the August Bank Holiday meeting, where on the Wednesday the unbeaten Frankel enhanced his reputation as one of the greatest horses in history by easily taking the Juddmonte International race. I didn’t have a hat to wear, I was tight on time and so asked Jane, who is a lecturer at Selby College and teaches millinery and has her won bespoke millinery business, if she could possible make me something in 3 days!

What a service Jane provided! I text her a photo of my dress and left it up to her judgement as to what she designed and created!  1 day later I went to collect this absolutely fantastic creation!. The skill and ability that Jane has is phenomenal and I would always recommend her – so  if you ladies out there need anything to do with head attire then look no further than – Jane – Ann, Bespoke Millinery.

Jane-Ann’s hats were also paraded down the catwalk at Selby College Fashion Show this year and she also has a range of hats and fascinators in Fenwicks in York.

Jane was also at the races on the Wednesday, as she had just won a prize for the competition organised by York’s newest visitor attraction the York Chocolate Story.

Jane’s chocolate challenge was to create a chapeau that depicts a piece of confectionery that has been produced in York over the years. Her inspiration was one of chocolate’s Christmas classics – the purple-wrapped sweetie from the Quality Street tin. Selby Times covered the story. What a great hat and it’s going into the museum for all to see!

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