I am Bink, a British milliner.
I make hats, fascinators and headdresses. I am a storyteller who tells my stories though millinery. I don't know why, I only know I love making hats. I get up every day and can't wait to create something new. I want to create what I have never seen before. Millinery is everything to me...
I am a self-taught hatmaker who's hats are worn all over the world, I have been a full-time, self-employed, sole-trader milliner for almost a decade. Everything is designed and created by me. I am also the Mad Hatter behind Pearls & Swine, the pop surreal millinery range. Temptress of Waikiki is my more classic millinery collection, perfect headpieces for Brides, Weddings, the Races and any occasion that demands a fabulous hat, like Ladies Day at Royal Ascot!
My millinery studio is based on a hill in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, which is pretty much right in the very middle of the UK. I create new headwear almost daily as I am very lucky to live in a constant state of inspiration. I aim to create unique hats and fascinators that make people feel fabulous.
Being true to myself, evolving all the time, having my own style and creating unique hats is very important to me, I work very hard for all of my customers to give them the headpiece of their dreams! I really care about making people happy through millinery. There is a large following for my headwear and a reputation for creating stand out headwear to a high standard and providing excellent customer service.
Temptress of Waikiki millinery is worn to weddings, parties and the Races or by ladies who like to make a fashion statement! My hats have been on TV and are often found in magazines and blogs and make the newspapers all over the world quite frequently at Royal Ascot, which is always very exciting!
As you can see there is a very large pre-made millinery collection which is always growing especially to cover all of these sorts of hat wearing events but I am very happy to accept millinery commissions for bespoke fascinators, hats or headdresses, made to match your outfit perfectly.
All you need to do is fill out the Bespoke Millinery Form and I will reply very promptly, remember everything is hand made to order so the more time you give me the better!!
In 2016 Temptress of Waikiki will be running millinery workshops, check out the Workshops page for more info! I will also be launching a hand blocked couture millinery range in 2016!
I can be found chittering away on social media most days. At the moment I am just using my Pearls & Swine social media accounts for sharing both my ranges (as i am one person managing everything!) if you would like to keep in touch and up to date please add me here:
Alternatively you can keep up to date by signing up to the Newsletter (don't worry i don't send out more than one newsletter a month at most and i don't share your details with anyone else!)
If you would like to get in touch with me directly please use the Contact page which also has some FAQ'S for you, should you require any more information! Or use the Chat option if you need to ask something urgently.
(Picture courtesy of John Clifton, www.johncliftonphotography.com)