Fielden Wilmott Millinery

I was thrilled to be asked to contribute to STORY magazine at the end of last year.  I had actually made it a goal of 2013 to shoot for STORY and when Julie contacted in the last days of 2012 I couldn’t believe it.  When I found out the story was about Fielden and her hats I was even more stoked.  Fielden makes beautiful couture hats – visiting her studio was an amazing experience.  I’ll admit that I’ve never thought of myself as a hat person, but trying on hats with Fielden and talking about the different styles… well, her enthusiasm is contagious.  (Add to that my love for Downton Abbey and a general yearning for a simpler time; I think I may become a convert!)   If you thought that hats in Kentucky were only about the Derby, you would be mistaken.  Though Fielden is creating a collection Derby hats (that are amazing!), most of her hats are the type that you would wear more often.  No special occasion needed – unless you, like me, would consider brunch (or happy hour) a special occasion, then this is right up your alley.

You can check out Fielden’s website here: and you can also see her work on Facebook:


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*special thanks to Meaghan for modeling!  Part of the inspiration for this shoot came from a fun shoot that Meaghan and I did together last year.


4 thoughts on “Fielden Wilmott Millinery

  1. As a dedicated ‘mad hatter’ myself, I loved this shoot and cannot wait for a new millinery to open to in Lexington, although I’d have to save a lot of pennies to get a couture one, it will be worth it from the talent Ms. Wilmott possess in her art.


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