Since the release of the movie Despicable Me, minion mania has swept the globe and these little yellow aliens have become a favourite with kids and adults alike. This June sees the release of a truly unique collection by the king of millinery Piers Atkinson, who is taking fan fashion and minion musings to the next level with his aptly named, Bello Yello, capsule collection. This range of headbands and hats is cute, fun and oh so yellow; and here at Sassy Singers we can’t wait to get our hands on these minion marvels!
Piers Atkinson Millinery is now in its 7th year and since starting his captivating creations have been seen on some of the biggest names: The Princesses of York, Rihanna and Kate Moss to name but a few. All of his creations begin life in an East London studio and are put together by Piers’ esteemed team of craftspeople that use an array of skills such as leatherwork, embroidery and traditional hat blocking to create wonderful works.
Being a huge fan of hats, I must admit I’m totally in love with this fabulously fun range of head gear and they are the perfect way to inject a bit of personality into your wardrobe. The collection features a mini bowler hat, backwards cap, beanie and my personal favourite the pompom headbands! The “Stuart, Kevin and Bob” headband has a classic 1950’s feel with fine black netting overlay and has three perfectly placed minions on top adding that all-important minion mischief and unmistakeable shade of yellow. This range may not be for everyone, however, here are three reasons why I will be donning minion headgear this summer in the hope that it inspires all of you to get your minion on:
- The Fun Factor – Who says fashion can’t be fun? Fashion is about expression and being confident in your choices and what better way to express your fun side than wearing one of the most loved cartoon characters on your head! And let’s be honest: minions are cool!
- Super-Styling – These hats are incredibly stylish and have a quirky edge to them giving them a Carrie Bradshaw and Sarah Jessica Parker feel and what sassy girl doesn’t want to channel their inner Carrie every once in a while!
- The Craft– Piers Atkinson is one of the finest milliners and designers; each piece in the collection is made with an attention to detail that is only achieved through years of refining. When you wear one of these pieces you feel fabulous and confident in the knowledge you are wearing a remarkably unique item that has been handcrafted and made with impeccable skills.
“Bello Yello” will be available from the 18th of June and can be purchased from Sassy’s favourite multi-label boutique, On Pedder. As a store that champions forward thinking designers and exciting exclusives the Piers Atkinson collection fits in perfectly and looks set to be a summer sell out! So be sure to get yourself down to On Pedder and bag yourself a piece of minion-mania before they’re all snapped up!