Milliners’ Guild as seen on stage and screen.

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    Beauty & The Beast
    March 21, 2017
    A few week ago, Ani spent some time with the students at Central Saint Martins whilst they created pieces for Walt Disney to promote the new Beauty & The Beast film  
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    #BeBoldForChange
    March 4, 2017
    This year's International Women's Day theme is Be Bold For Change.   Here at Milliners' Guild, especially as an all woman team, we passionately believe in women's rights and empowering women. Whilst women's rights have made huge progress, we still have...
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    Where to stay in Bristol?
    March 4, 2017
    Wondering where to stay when you visit Bristol and Milliners' Guild? Here is a little list of recommended accommodation, many of them Airbnb's in the homes of people we know personally. Hope you find your perfect place to stay! Milliners' Guild is...
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    The White Princess
    February 28, 2017
    We were delighted to work upon this sequel to Dr Philippa Gregory's White Queen, continuing the War Of The Roses saga. On your screens this Easter https://youtu.be/TJ-q3_b3dkI
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    SS17 collection shoot
    September 30, 2016
    In Yellow Duck Interiors On Sunday Sept 25th, a most fantastic team came together to shoot my own label, Ani Stafford-Townsend,  SS17 collection. Inspired by the sea, mermaids and coral reefs, the collection features my signature love of embellishments and fine...
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    We're sorry...
    August 20, 2016
    Read the August 20th Newsletter  
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    Weekly class - announcement
    August 2, 2016
    I have been running a weekly millinery class for 4 years, firstly from her studio and then from the Milliners' Guild workroom. They've been a great space to nurture millinery talent and create a millinery sewing circle. By their nature,...
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    Call The Midwife
    August 2, 2016
    We always love the opportunity to working with amazing costume designer Maggie Chappelhow. Maggie is responsible for Aiden Turner smoldering in Being Human, as well as The Other Boleyn Girl, Casualty, Cider with Rosie, and Ani's personal favourite- Maid...
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    Exciting News!
    February 24, 2016
    Exciting News! If you bump into Ani this week she may seem a tad more flustered than usual but it's for a very good reason. We're moving! The Milliners' Guild will be open as usual in St James Arcade tomorrow, Friday...
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    Hats making headlines!
    December 12, 2015
    Earlier this year we made a blue taffeta and felt hat, in late 19th century style, trimmed with peacock feathers and a Dorset wheel, for Myra, a client who rides and conserves old cycles. Myra has written to tell us...
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    #ChristmasSorted
    November 16, 2015
    St James Arcade is hosting a sorting ceremony on Saturday 5th December and everyone's invited. Ani worked on the sorting hat for Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone while undertaking work experience for milliner Simon Dawes and has now created...
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    White Poppies for peace
    October 25, 2015
    As we approach Remembrance Day on Sunday 8th November (and Armistice Day on the 11th) Ani Townsend will once again be making and selling white poppies, which are worn to remember all victims of wars while symbolising the belief...
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    A happy customer in a tricorn
    October 20, 2015
    We were as pleased as punch recently to receive this lovely email from John, a happy customer who we can all agree looks very dapper, not to mention very Poldark, in his new tricorn. Hello Ani, Just wanted to say how...
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    Happy anniversary to us!
    September 19, 2015
    Saturday 19th September marked the first anniversary of the Milliners' Guild's move into our lovely home at No.5 St James Arcade (to be honest, we didn't move very far, we were previously at No.15). We celebrated with cake...of course.
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    A winning start to autumn
    September 19, 2015
    On Saturday 5th September we had a lovely Milliners’ Guild road trip to Bridport where millinery assistant Emily Molyneux, designers Holly Young and Tamsyn Brocks, apprentice Rosalind Sinel and student Sophie Griffiths were all finalists in the annual Hat...