Imagine how I was delighted when I was approached by Michelle of the exciting Girl Gets Wed company who wanted to write a feature on my work as a designer, in her fast moving wedding blog, of the same name.
Michelle enjoys featuring her new discoveries for wedding resources in her "Supplier Edit" on Girls Get Wed, so I spent a happy evening answering her searching questions and compiling images for her to use in the post.
Please take a look at her post, there's lots to read there, the link follows. Its a wonderful post and already its opened lots of new creative doors for me.
Thank you - Michelle & Martin!
And finally here's Michelle's social media links -
I'm never quite sure how to react when something delightful and unexpected happens on the PR front, similar to what occurred earlier this week. Should I keep quiet or let you know?
Well when I opened the post earlier this week and leafed through the prestigious Durham University Alumni Magazine that had just been delivered, I found as normal an interesting selection of articles including the ones on alumni and where their careers and lives had taken them, post their time at Hild Bede, which I have to tell you is one of the most fantastic Colleges, at Durham Uni. Never for one moment did I think I would be included, however as I leafed through I came across a page where I recognised images of my work. As I read the article my sense of wonderment increased. I've absorbed it all now, and have to confess that I can't really don't think I can keep quiet about the editorial! So thank you, Editor!
Here's one of the pieces featured - Spring.
As the magazine is only available to Alumni of the College - I'm including a copy here so everyone can have an opportunity to read it!
If you have the time I hope you will enjoy reading the article which covers my study period at the Durham College of Hild Bede; my subsequent commercial experience, and then explores how my earlier creative period at Durham influenced my later decision to continue my creative professional development by retraining as a couture milliner.
I am very excited to have been asked to put together another collection of millinery for the latest race week at York Race Course, for The Design Room at Fenwick of York.
To coincide with the collection being launched in The Design Room, I have been helped by the wonderful Newcastle based graphic designer Hollie Ellis, to rebrand "Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery". As everyone in our wonderful county of Northumberland refers to me as Northumberland's Hat Lady we felt it appropriate that this should be included in the new branding.
Hollie has designed a collection of logos all featuring this strong image, and over the coming months the rebranding will gradually evolve throughout my collection!
So for starters here's the new white on black image now being featured on my hat boxes and launched at York this month, along with the smart black on white product swing tags.
So if you are shopping in York over the next month please look out for my pop up shop on the first floor of Fenwick of York, and its new punchy branding!