The Tootsie Rollers "persona" Hats by The Libertarian

The fab retro singing group The Tootsie Rollers recently commissioned The Libertarian to design and make a set of hats with their performance “personas” written on them for Royal Ascot 2014.

Their look always has a strong vintage/ retro feel to it, so I was delighted that I could use my vintage beret block to coordinate with their Pretty Dress Company dresses.



Each beret was hand blocked with a vibrant red sinamay.


I hand cut and painted all the lettering in 1950’s style fonts so each Tootsie could wear their own persona.


Above: The six persona hats waiting to be packed and posted 

The Tootsie Rollers perform at Royal Ascot every year and they wore their new persona hats to the Saturday meeting.

Not surprisingly, the girls caused a bit of a stir and made it into the national newspapers.


Above: The Tootsie Rollers in print, Sunday Epress 22nd June 2014.


I was lucky enough to hear the girls sing at Royal Ascot this year and certainly recommend them to anyone looking for some dazzling entertainers! Check out their website to hear (and see) for yourself! Click here>>> 



SS13: Fresh Work

Paper Cut Flower Salmon Fascinator with orange diamante centre (made with water proof material)

Amongst some exquisite vintage commissions I have been working on recently, I have also been creating some fresh new designs for the spring summer season.

Eager to share these with you I have added some taster images to whet your appetite!

Limited edition silk striped bow.

Hand Painted Leather Parrot Fascinator

Model: Angela Tinkler

More fresh designs to follow and to add to The Libertarian online shop.