Grand Theatre, Film production, Fashion Show & Celebration Hat Collection. New interpretations of many classical Vintage hat styles of the 20th Century for 2020.

OUR Hat photo Event Calendar for 2017 image updates are underway 


Events – Well talking about the biggest Winter Season Event it has to be the Christmas & New Year 2018 Season. So with this early greeting to all our visitors, is a lady on a special Noel visit bringing her luggage for a long stay-over!


Christmas Card Mode
Christmas Card Mode


Hat Photo Event Calendar – 2015-17 with HATS in mind!  ~   South West France has many Fairs, Fetes, Street Markets, antique book fairs and collectable item sales throughout the whole year.   The ones that I have personally attended, applicable to showing my hats and others, are recorded to share with you.   Exciting photographs and news come spilling over from other exhibitors enthusiasts and visitors to these events, so I have tried to capture the spirit of the occasions as well as my own participation.

Anything really striking to do with female fashion be it from a Boutique or a gifted creative craft person has been snapped for this new archive.   New fashions come from many many observations and from many many sources. May this bring you some inspiration for your 2016/17 projects.

Medieval costume forms a large part of the history of this region by way of Banquets, Dances and even Hog roasts in the Bastide village squares are all celebrated during the summer enabling us to catch a glimpse of how it may have been long ago.

2017  Our focus this year is Winter collections Especially Christmas Hats of outstanding originality.


Spring Events April:

The Sunday morning Bergerac Vide Grenier and spring flower produce were a very colourful event with over 100 stalls showing lots of antiques, books, and household goodies.   The activity took place, spreading out down the main high street and also covered another walkway, past the church to a whole street of many flower stalls showing magnificent varieties. The cafe life was buzzing with activity and the bakery shops were full!

Here are a few shots for the record – sorry no hats today.  My lucky find was some fabulous fabrics from a lady from Paris.   These special rare pieces will eventually find their way to my future designs.

Looking down the main high street of Bergerac


Early spring morning flower display


Flower market Bergerac April 2015
Flower market Bergerac April 2015


`Bergerac church spire in sunshine!


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MAY 2015   South-Western France Spring Straw Hats in a market.

Spring Hat Market Stall - May 2015 - France
Spring Hat Market Stall – May 2015 – France


Sunday Sale in the Park  July/August 


Hat stall = France 2015
Hat stall = France 2015


Model hat display 2015
Model hat display 2015


Bags on display France 2015
Bags on display France 2015


Baskets by the Chateaux


Busy Traders in the village 2015