Lucy has been a Milliner for over 25 years. Making hats has been a constant passion in her life and in spite of living in far flung places all over the world she has never stopped. She started off with a hat shop in London, Herald and Heart Hatters, St Philip Street, Battersea, London. She was one of the three founder members. They designed for retail and wholesale selling to London, New York, Japan, Europe, etc: they also created bespoke hats, for film and theatre, the most notable being the TV series Poirot, and “that hat” in the film “Four weddings and a Funeral.” Their creations where also featured in countless magazines and newspapers.
Later on she decided to set up under her own label: Lucy Hodges Hats. She concentrated on bespoke hats, designing and creating for a discerning clientele in the U.K, Mexico, France where she lived over the following years. Her most recent exhibition was for the Gold Cup Races in Dubai. She continued working for couturiers, film and theatre producers and even the Queens couturier Hardy Amies. She also began teaching Millinery: firstly for the British Council in Mexico and then she ran weekend courses at her Bed and Breakfast in France.
Her style is romantic, quirky and nostalgic and yet there is always a cheeky modern twist, which keeps her work fresh and fun to wear. She prefers to make hats that flatter and enhance her clients adding to their natural beauty rather than hats that take centre stage and take over visually.
In jersey, Lucy will be selling a small collection of hats at the Harbour Gallery and she will take orders by appointment for one off hats.
She intends to run Creative Hen Party Parties, a fun and original way to get together and celebrate while making beautiful headpieces to wear at the wedding! And also, she will be organising courses for more intensive Millinery to share this very enjoyable and versatile art.