The Next Big Thing!!

You would have to live under a rock not to of heard of the amazing talented Milliner and fashion designer Carrie Jenkinson who has been slowly but surely making her way up the fashion ladder for the last couple of years!

Her quirky and individual designs have been getting more and more popular in the US and when she launched an exclusive collection for Hatsational in New York City last month I was just absolutely desperate to interview her and I was blessed that she gave me the opportunity to find out more about this flourishing designer!

Carrie works from a studio based at home and has been working as a designer and milliner now for 6 years! In this short time, she has launched Collections across the world and now has Collections for House of Fraser on Oxford street as well as exclusive collections for Jigsaw in Australia and Lovehats alongside the UK’s biggest and Brightest millinery elite including Philip Treacy and William Chambers.

Unbelievably, Carrie’s big break came very early on in her career when she was invited to design Masquerade masks for the Elephant Family and as a result worked alongside some of the biggest names in the business Vivienne Westwood, Manolo Blahnik, Matthew Williamson, Mario Testino to name but a few.

Since this remarkable event, Carrie has gone on to gain hat fans across the globe gaining more and more interest from every corner with her headpieces turning heads at some of the biggest race events of the year from Ascot to The Melbourne Cup.

As her popularity grows I’m wondering what’s next on the cards for her! Is she the next big thing?? I think we should all watch this space, I for one will be watching to see just how big a fashion star Carrie is set to be!!

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Just Some of Carrie’s Extraordinary Headpieces at Ascot 2017 including her red,white and blue poppy design which was the most photographed headpiece this year.


Well, we know you all know and love our fabulous ‘Cara’ Couture fascinator, it has this year been our favourite and yours as well judging by the reaction we get every time someone see’s it!!

I was contacted last week by Brides Magazine which as most of you know is the largest wedding/bridal magazine in the Country. They asked to use our fascinator in their next photo shoot!! Of course I jumped at the chance, another opportunity to work with the Vogue Crew always gets a thumbs up from me!

Cant wait to see how it looks? I’m thinking of making one in black for my next photo shoot.. thoughts ladies??

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Right chaps.. Last orders please for all your hats, fascinators and headwear!!

With just over 3 weeks till Royal Ascot 2014 kicks off the time is running out on getting your orders in on time!!

Still unsure about what headwear to go for?? We can help you pick out the perfect headpiece to suit your outfit with a simple photo! Just send me a pic of your outfit and accessories and I can offer you styling tips and suggestions so that your perfect from head to toe!!

Please email me info@justfascinating.co.uk

It’s worth visiting our websites to get a feel of a design that suits you, each
Design can be made in colours to match your outfit and mounted onto either a millinery headband or clip..

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We also offer a full bespoke service for those of you who are looking for something completely unique and individual so feel free to email me your ideas…


We are just absolutely thrilled to announce a new Collaboration between Carrie Jenkinson Millinery and G Boutique in Boston.

Boston socialite Amy Patt is set to launch G Boutique on May 2nd 2014 and CJ Millinery have been invited alongside designers around the globe to become part of her exclusive couture collections!!

Amy sent me this fabulous mission statement about this fantastic new store..

“Couture in Every Closet!”

Our motto and driving force – to bring couture to every closet. A new “old” way of shopping – custom tailoring, exceptional customer service, colors and shapes that suit your complexion and body type. Handmade clothing in your closet that you love and fits your body. This is fashion and style made easy and fun! Ever dreamed of living like royalty? We know the secrets! We are re-introducing custom pieces, exceptional tailoring, and pampering of the soul. Head-to-toe service that allows you to achieve the goal – to experience couture.

Our innovative shopping tools make you the celebrity of the day!

– Our Style Sheet helps you understand your beauty points to highlight for maximum “wow” factor. We are not done until even YOU are saying “Wow!” when you look in the mirror.
– Having a hard time shopping for your loved ones? They will squeal with delight to receive one of our monthly Style Boxes, with product chosen just for them! You’ve secretly given us their sizes, style preference, and colors that work best with their skin tones for maximum style effect.
– That’s not enough service for you? How about our signature makeup lines and fashion products that are available exclusively at G. Boutique hand-selected and designed in collaboration with G. Boutique Founder, Amy Patt!

We will be producing a selection of exclusive designs for Amy, one of which she will be wearing to a Celebrity packed promotional visit to Cannes.

We are simply over the moon to be involved in such an amazing collaboration and look forward to working alongside Amy.


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Ascot, Ladies
04/05/20140 Comments

ROYAL Ascot on Ladies’ Day is the perfect excuse to find a good hat and dress up. On no other day of the year can you have quite so much fun – when else does anything go in the headwear department (providing it complies with all the necessary rules)?
What’s charming about Ascot is that it’s the place of British Heritage, Style and Grace where etiquette is the key therefore all its rules should be followed. It’s absolutely adorable to watch prim and proper attire and hats out of this world. Creativity and uniqueness are on the show here as hats and fascinators parade through the alleys, because it’s all about the headpiece.
And here’s another regulation, probably the most important when in Ascot – hats and headpieces must have a base of at least four inches (10cm) or more in diameter, and must be worn at all times.
What I also strongly believe in is that your hat should represent the elegance and femininity of your nature and humour is certainly not a faux pas, as long as goes hand in hand with the style. High-street pieces are the last to consider as the character and individuality should be sought at milliners, boutiques and vintage shops. Irrespective of your budget you will surely find the perfect match and if Ascot is in your diary this year, do contact me if you would like me to help with your dilemma.

And now I admit (regretfully) – I have never stepped into the Royal Ascot world and I’m hoping that this time this will change.
I contacted Carrie Jenkinson – a milliner and hats & fascinators designer from Wiltshire whose unusual and stylish pieces are absolutely stunning and asked if I can feature one of her pieces in my blog. And here it is – the Giselle beauty that I was privileged to wear today.

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In awe with the white French Lace on a blocked gold base and white silk feather both on the top and underneath over the headband, I held this beauty in my hands for a few minutes admiring the creativity and attention to detail. Once put on, the effect was amazing. I knew that the coral MSGM gown will be perfect match. And it was. It really was 😉
The look reminded me of the faded pages from the 1930s fashion catalogues – see the ruffles? See the hats?
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So now, I’m so thrilled to present to you my Ascot look.
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Article written by Aga Moodley the original  article is here http://www.iamthebrand.co.uk/2/post/2014/04/ascot-ladies.html

I’ve been checking out Aga’s personal shopping website www.iamthebrand.co.uk and its amazing, so if your looking for a personal stylist for Ascot of any other event you should check out her website www.iamthebrand.co.uk