I’m so thrilled to share with you an exclusive interview with Milliner Bundle MacLaren. Since launching her own millinery label in 2009 Bundle has designed twelve head pieces for the Royal Wedding and co- presented, with Paula Reed at Goodwood Festival. Her work has featured in Vogue, The Times, Easy Living, Brides Magazine and You & Your Wedding.
Bundle hailed from a traditional millinery background completing an apprenticeship with Gina Foster before going on to study millinery at Kensington & Chelsea College under Noel Stewart. Bundle loves manipulating feathers and fabrics to create stunning sculptural effects. If you’re like me and always struggle to find hats to suit you, Bundle can create specially commissioned hats that are individual and won’t blow your budget. Bundle prides herself on bridging the gap between high- end design and high- street price points, with prices ranging from £45- £185. All pieces are made by Bundle from her colourful Battersea Kitchen. Bundle has just launched her new Olympia collection, which is truly fabulous. I caught up with Bundle to talk hats, life and inspiration:
1. What or who first inspired you to become a Milliner? I spent a year working and travelling around Africa with my husband before we were married and I vowed to myself out there that when I returned I would never do a job I didn’t love or sit in front of a computer for 10 hours a day watching the clock. I wanted to do something creative which I could do from home whilst raising a family and millinery had always interested me, so I applied for an apprenticeship when I returned and never looked back.
Timeless Design- Leah £64
2. Who or what is your main inspiration? I get inspired by everything really to be honest. Colours and textures are often inspired by nature but silhouettes and angles are often inspired by sculpture and architecture.
LOVE Natalia £52
With the summer season looming whether your going to Ascot or a summer wedding you may wish to invest in an individual piece to suit the occasion.
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