10+

Years
with Yell

Nanette James Design

BESPOKE HATS & MILLINERS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

The Oast, Kenward, Half Moon Lane, Tudeley, Tonbridge, TN11 0PT Directions

   Now closed Open today 14:00 - 19:00

Business overview

Nanette has been creating beautiful pieces of millinery and jewellery since 1996. Each piece is individually crafted for any occasion to dazzling effect with comfort and pleasure.

Nanette specialises in bespoke millinery and jewellery, which make her clients feel a million dollars. Her one-off, often flamboyant creations for any occasion, include headpieces and fascinators, wedding and occasion hats, pillbox and cocktail hats, headpieces, hair jewellery, also fabric clutch bags. They can be dyed to match or complement an outfit and are guaranteed to get you noticed, not for the shrinking violet!

For more casual events, Nanette also makes hats and caps for men and women.

She trained in Fashion and Jewellery Design at Central St Martins, her jewellery collections selling at Harvey Nichols and Fenwicks. Later she added hats to her repertoire, studied millinery at the London College of Fashion and while working for Stephen Jones, John Boyd and Noel Stewart produced hats for Dior, Galliano, Burberry, Victoria Beckham, Saint Laurent and Ascot. She has been collecting treasures to make costume jewellery and fabrics for accessories since childhood and commercially for over 40 years.

She works from home and appointments can be made to visit her workroom in idyllic bluebell woods, by phone or email. A first appointment will decide the design and colours, then a second one to try a toile and finally any adjustments can be made before collection. Please bear in mind it takes a minimum of two weeks or preferably six to make bespoke millinery, especially if dyeing is required.

However it is possible to make an order entirely without meeting a client, if enough measurements and description are provided, then it can be posted!

Nanette is looking forward to you contacting her and making you beautiful pieces!

Please make an appointment before coming to the workroom.

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Products & Services

Costume Jewellery

Clutch Bags

Hats & Head Pieces

Bespoke Costume Jewellery

Designer Headpieces

Designer Hats

Bespoke Hats

Hats by British Designer

Bespoke Millinery

Hats to Hire

Wedding Hats

Fashion Accessories

Men’s Hats

Hatter

Hat Maker

Special Occasion Hats and Jewellery

Individual Designs

Millinery

Ascot Hats

Established 1996

Mending and Adapting Hats

Hat Hospital

Re-trim and Reshape Hats

Revamping Hats

Mother of the Bride Hats

Mother of the Groom Hats

Bridal Headdresses and Hats

Bridesmaids Headdresses and Hats

Colour Matching and Dyeing

Reviews

Hat for the mother of the groom

5
Nanette operates from a charming rural environment and delivers a personal,bespoke service.
Her design for me was both original and inspired
Liz N
19 Sep 2021
Very happy that you wore it twice for the ceremony and blessing! It was a pleasure to make and thank you for the lovely review Liz! 🥰
19 Sep 2021
Very happy that you wore it twice for the ceremony and blessing! It was a pleasure to make and thank you for the lovely review Liz! 🥰
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Wedding headpiece

5
Thank you so much Nanette for the beautiful headpiece you made for me, at such short notice, to wear to my daughter's wedding. It fitted perfectly and was very comfortable....in fact I was sorry to take it off at the end of the day. I was also delighted to receive so many compliments.
I would definitely recommend Nanette.....she is extremely efficient and perceptive and really good at understanding what the client would like. I would certainly use her services again.
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ABSOLUTELY STUNNING HAT

5
I found Nanette via Yell. I had seen a hat on a Tv show that I hat fallen in love with. I sent her photos and she even watched an episode of the programme to get it dead right. It was perfect and I was so so thrilled - I have ordered three more. A lovely lady and very very talented. I highly recommend her

Nick Rubenstein
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