"I use this stiffener too as I find I get a much more even finish than with the PVA style stiffeners. I use a bit of nail varnish remover to get rid of it. You only need cheapo stuff as it's the acetone in it that helps dissolve the…"
"Welcome to Hat Academy Sophie !
I hope you find the site inspiring and you are able to add to your skills. Your Cocktail hats are beautiful. I am here to help you in any way I can.
Feel free to share your hat or headpiece creations, join in or start…"
They are such personal and unique items, totally practical or completely frivolous...who cares when they look so good!
Imogen's Imagination is the result of desire...albeit my desire to have a new hat to wear to every burlesque night I attended and not having the funds to do so!
I started the label in 2005 and within weeks I was stocking the alternative shop Ultravixen (coincidentally the founder of Peek-a-boo, the first burlesque night in Sheffield).
This pleasurable partnership lasted for over a year, during which my designs regularly being seen around the city and receiving a great response. I was also privileged to be featured in Total Tattoo Magazine as part of an Ultravixen fashion spread with the delightful Kitten von Mew as the resident pin-up.
In September 2008 I re-launched Imogen's Imagination with vigour and now present to you the much expanded business you now see. Whilst the original range originated with burlesque roots, it now aims to offer bespoke headwear to meet your needs whatever the occasion.
I am currently studying millinery as an evening student at Leeds College of Art and Design...hopefully you'll see some of the fruits of my research in the library coming through in my designs!