Milliners’ Guild as seen on stage and screen.

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    Zimbabwe meets Burlesque
    October 22, 2017
    We've been celebrating Black History Month in our window, displaying a Zimbabwe meets burlesque wedding dress. I created it in 2012 for the wedding of my wonderful friend Alberta. Albie is from Zimbabwe, but met her future husband in a...
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    High Sheriff of Bristol
    October 21, 2017
    The new bicorne It has been my great honour to produce a new bicorne for the office of High Sheriff of the County & City of Bristol. The office of High Sheriff pre-dates the Norman Conquest, as such is over 1000...
  • Lux for supper
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    Lux for supper
    October 16, 2017
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=D1lwqI2qKzY&app=desktop   An exclusive viewing of new luxury accessories: 10 of Europe's newest luxury accessory designers offically launch their SS18 collections at Lux for Supper at The Hoxton, Shoreditch, London
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    Autumn has come
    September 24, 2017
    Hello! Autumn is finally officially here and I am really excited because it means I can start wearing my baker boy caps again. It's one of my favourite styles, easy to wear and perfect to throw on during a bad...
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    End of season sale
    August 12, 2017
    As ever we have too much stock! So in a bid to clear the shelves ahead of the new autumn stock, we are holding an in-store only Over Half Price Off Sale! We have £20, £50, £95 boxes and also a...
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    New Boutique. New Look
    August 6, 2017
    New boutique, new look! In a previous newsletter I hinted at a bit of a new look and a slightly different name. The wonderful Lesley Trussler finished our sign writing this week, so it's time to finally tell you all about...
  • Bristol Life Awards 2017
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    Bristol Life Awards 2017
    April 29, 2017
      We did it! We only went and won! On Thursday we were awarded Bristol Life Creative Business 2017. The Judges said “Milliners’ Guild is exceptionally creative and so unique. This niche business has had an impressive year and is gaining loads of...
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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...
  • Millinery produced for The White Princess
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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...