Quirky and cute are ways one could describe the designs created by milliner Anastasia Frei. Her pieces often feature fun and bright features like this beautiful butterfly fabric piece which is created to look as though butterflies are flying out of it! Anastasia says she makes hats to bring beauty to the world and to being happiness to women. Here we chat with Anastasia to find out all about her world of millinery and what inspires her to make beautiful millinery. 

What do you love most about millinery?
Millinery is like Art, this is one of the most creative side of fashion which can help women express their beauty, style and individuality.
 
How did you get into millinery?
I was very inspired by the Royal Wedding in April 2011 and then went to Central Sait Martins to my first millinery workshop, so everything has gone from there! 
 
In a sentence tell us how you would describe your designs.
I work mostly in French style or traditional British millinery using many flowers and vintage materials.
 
What is your ideal customer?
Every woman is ideal customer because we all are so individual and so are the hats.
 
What inspires you?
Paris, flowers and music.
If you could invite any milliner to tea who would it be?
Madame Paulette.
 
What is your favourite material to work with?
Silk and vintage materials.
 
Whats your best millinery tip?
Don't be afraid, just be creative.

Biggest challenge you face in millinery?
The biggest challenge is always private orders and waiting for the moment when the customer tries the piece on. The  biggest joy is to see a happy and beautiful woman in my hat.
  
Famous words to live by.
In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. Coco Chanel.

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