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Iona Montgomery Spring/Summer 2015 AURELIA Collection

Behind the scenes at my Spring/Summer 2015 photoshoot

My Spring/Summer AURELIA collection is finished and the photos are currently being edited- hooray!  Such a relief to have completed the collection and with 20 new pieces, it’s my biggest one to date.

Iona Montgomery Spring/Summer 2015 AURELIA Collection
With  previous collections I have tended to do all the photography and editing myself but have always wanted to have a proper shoot and so when my lovely friend and make-up artist, Flora Dickie, asked if I wanted to work with her and photographer, Nick Radley, I jumped at the chance!

Iona Montgomery Spring/Summer 2015 AURELIA Collection

Iona Montgomery Spring/Summer 2015 AURELIA Collection

Flora and Nick met while they were both at college and have recently combined their strengths in forming a team to do professional photo shoots.  It is such an amazing idea and worked really well, making everything so unbelievably easy for me! I had put together a mood board and we discussed ideas for make up and potential models prior to the shoot. We were extremely lucky to get the gorgeous Jenny Guttridge to agree to model the hats on the day.  Nick assists photographer Darren Black who was unbelievably kind to let us use his studio for the day which was fantastic.

Iona Montgomery Spring/Summer 2015 AURELIA Collection
I had such an amazing day and cannot thank Flora, Nick and Jenny enough for all their hard work.  Can’t wait to get the photos back!  Hoping to officially launch the new collection later this week so if you’re in need of a hat for Ascot or an upcoming wedding, definitely get in touch!

iona@ionamontgomery.co.uk : 07796444315 : www.ionamontgomery.co.uk

Iona Montgomery Spring/Summer 2015 AURELIA Collection
Gorgeous Jenny

Iona Montgomery Spring/Summer 2015 AURELIA Collection

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Making hats for Fashion Week

Over the past few months I have been working a few days a week for the wonderful Stephen Jones and his incredible team in the ‘Model Millinery’ department and have been loving every minute of it!

This department focuses on creating Stephen’s couture and innovative designs which has meant that I have been able to work on some amazing pieces for various designers throughout Fashion Week. Here are some of Stephen’s awesome designs which I have worked on for him –  I just wonder what the next wonderfully mad creation will be!

Thom Browne / Stephen Jones Millinery Fall 2014

'Fox' top hat Thom Browne/ Stephen Jones Millinery Fall 2014
‘Fox’ top hat
'Fox' top hat Thom Browne/ Stephen Jones Millinery Fall 2014
Wire frame ‘Fox’ top hat

Schiaparelli / Stephen Jones Millinery Spring 2014 Couture

Gold leaf headdress Schiaparelli / Stephen Jones Millinery Spring 2014 Couture
‘Real’ gold leaf headdress
Gold leaf headdress Schiaparelli / Stephen Jones Millinery Spring 2014 Couture
‘Real’ gold leaf headdress

Ulyana Sergeenko / Stephen Jones Millinery 2014 Couture

Black beaded cocktail hat Ulyana Sergeenko / Stephen Jones Millinery Spring 2014 Couture
Black beaded cocktail hat