For me personally, when i’m looking to buy from a small independent business I think it’s always nice to know their back story & how they got there, so if you’re interested, here’s mine…
My name is Lucy & I am the designer & creator of every piece here at Lady Lavender & Little Miss Lavender. My passion stems back more years than I’d care to mention, when I discovered femininity clip-clopping around in my Mum’s high heels, draped in pearls with red lipstick smeared up my face. Apart from the fact the heels are now my own, not much has changed!
I soon discovered a BIG love of fashion both old & new & maybe a slight obsession with hat’s! As time rolled by it quickly became my passion but by now I was busy raising my Son’s & working for a Bank, yet my creative brain never stopped ticking so as soon as my life was in a position that allowed me to run with my dreams, that is exactly what I did. (Most likely in those heels..!!)
I quickly realised this was my dream job & ever since I have worked as hard as my little finger tips will allow, learning as I go. I make everything by hand & originally started out designing head wear for little Girls, luckily the design aspect of my job flows naturally & I have more designs in my head than I have hours in the day!
The natural progression was to design Women’s head wear & I am now lucky enough to have combined the two, designing & developing both ranges with two brands under my hat.
Lady Lavender – Unique Head Wear for Women & Little Miss Lavender – Little hats for little Ladies!
Building my business from scratch has taken un-countable hours/days/years of hard work, passion, blood, sweat & tears but I was raised to believe hard work pays off & am now lucky enough to have built my own small business where the hard work doesn’t stop. I spend many happy hours in my rather eclectic Studio, doing something I truly love everyday. I am very grateful to have built a solid customer base & have many, very lovely Ladies within the UK & Worldwide who return to me occasion after occasion & recommend friends & family too which is always a huge compliment!
Excitedly, as Lady Lavender has grown I am proud to say that my work has been worn on TV shows, West End stage’s, published in magazine fashion shoots & featured in Marie Clare top 10 best dressed for Royal Ascot. I have also been invited to display my designs at Ascot Racecourse which was a huge honor. I have had the pleasure of a couple of Celeb clients under my hat & I am the very proud sponsor of The Spinettes, a trio of Vintage beauties who tour the World singing their hearts out, looking fabulous in Lady Lavender all the way!
So, I hope, with my already established reputation for unique design, quality & all important value alongside my own personal drive put’s you in very safe hands. I also hope it’s nice for you to know the passion that lies behind your piece & of course, the love it will be made with ♥