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Fine Handmade Hats by Fifilabelle

A photo of a model wearing a feathered cocktail hatPunky pink feathered cocktail hat, model: Daisie, photographer: Julia Boggio

Fiona Menzies is the founder of Fifilabelle, a London-based producer of fine handmade hats. Fiona studied fine art and worked as an illustrator and a painter before receiving formal training in millinery.


A black and white photo of a model wearing a white cocktail hatIvory felt and velvet cocktail hat, model: Daisie, photographer: Julia Boggio

A screen capture of the Fifilabelle millinery websiteImages of Fiona's workshop on

The gallery of hand-made hats on the Fifilabelle website features many examples of stunning workmanship and attention to detail. The hats shown on the website are mostly designed with a fairly streamlined base, and some have details added for a look that’s flamboyant but not overpowering. With designs that include bright feathers, jeweled accents and fishnet veils, these hats all have a certain vintage-style appeal that would be lovely for any formal occasion or party.


Working out of a home studio, Fiona creates premade hats, as well as working on custom commissioned designs for clients. If you have a picture in your head of a beautiful hat you’d like designed, you can contact Fiona by the email address or phone number listed on the Fifilabelle website!


A photo of a model wearing a navy orchid shaped hat with a red veilNavy orchids with deep red veiling, model: Daisie, photographer: Julia Boggio

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Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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