Friday, 29 May 2015


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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Royal Ascot Tips

Royal Ascot is the biggest date in Ascots calendar, the centrepiece of the year.
The outfit you wear is important, but the hat you wear is key; especially as it is now a dress code essential.
Here is our what to wear hat guide for Ascot 2015:

Royal Enclosure Hat Rules

  • Hats should be worn; a headpiece which has a base of 4 inches (10cm) or more in diameter is acceptable as an alternative to a hat. Fascinators are no longer permitted.
Royal Enclosure Ideas from our collection:

Add a touch of metallic to your outfit with these hats/headpiece
Gold Pleats £160, Chevron Brimmed Hat £250, Georgia Feathers £175

You can't go wrong with a classic gingham
Black gingham £150        Red gingham pillbox £95.00

Georgia Spotty £150                             Suzy £225

Grandstand Hat Rules
  • A hat, headpiece or fascinator should be worn at all times.
Grandstand ideas from our collection:

Add a fun quirky accent to your outfit with our Afternoon Tea Collection-

Ooze your inner madhatter with this fun pink teacup

Cream and Black Lace Teacup £115

Blue Sequin Teacup £115

99 Flake Headpiece £85.00

Victoria Sponge Headpiece £120, Ice Cream Sundae Headpiece £85.00

Ascot opens on June 16th, don't hesitate to get your orders in. Whether your after a 
hat or a headpiece, Bee Millinery can provide what you're looking for. 

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

FORM Boutique Shopping Evening

On Monday 11th May, We held our annual Ascot Shopping Evening at The Rose Theatre, Kingston. Bee Smith Millinery, alongside designers Rocco Jewellery and Pearly Queen Boutique revealed our latest collections whilst enjoying some well earned prosecco and canapes!

A few bits from my latest collection

 Guests having fun with our new season headpieces

Thank you to everyone who came along 
and showed such amazing support!

See more from these talented designers:
Pearly Queen Boutique:

Monday, 13 April 2015

Behind the scenes at our Ascot photo shoot

Have a sneaky look at our Ascot photo shoot from last week, to be launched soon...
We spent the morning at Wimbledon Village stables with a menagerie of animals. The horses were all very well behaved and held their poses well!
Becky modelling our new pink teacup headpiece

An unwillingly model for our ice cream sundae headpiece

 Photography by Nick Kane
Hair & make up by Sophia Mascarenhas
Modelled by Lara Lemon & Becky Pickering
Location at Wimbledon Village Stables
Dresses by Pearly Queen Boutique

The Ascot will be launched on soon....

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Bee Smith Millinery at RHS Wisley Arts Festival

We spent the weekend at RHS Wisley's Arts Festival. 
We were running mini hat making workshops and enjoying the sunshine.

The talented Katie Hardwick just hanging out in the Glasshouse

If you missed out on making some hats in the sunshine, we are running workshops at the Rose Theatre in Kingston. 
On Sat 12th July & Sat 13th July.
Tickets can be booked online

Bee xx

Friday, 9 May 2014

Beth & Antonio's Wedding

I've just received some beautiful photos of Beth & Antonio's Wedding, so I thought I'd share them with you.

Beth (& her cake model version) are wearing the Cream felt button with sculptured bow.

Photography by Paola De Paola Wedding Photography

Cake By French Made

Venue, The Windmill Clapham

Transport by Red Routemaster buses

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

1920s Inspired Hat Making Party

Inspired by my best friends Art Deco inspired wedding, I have designed a 1920s style hat making party.

All materials are provided and included in the cost of the class.
After a 2 hour workshop and a glass of bubbly, you and your guests will leave with a beautiful fascinator/ headpiece made by your own fair hands! 

 The designs can be made in any colours, if you wanted to match an outfit just let me know in advance.
There are many different styles for all abilities. 
Each workshop will be run by Bee, and maybe a glamourous assistant.
A few examples of styles you can make
Ideal for birthdays or hen nights.
Groups of up to 10 can be catered for. The parties can either be held at your home, or at a venue of your choice.

Prices are £30 per person (Does not include venue hire)
Bee Smith is based in Kingston upon Thames and is happy to travel within London & Surrey
Photography by Nick Kane