Top of the hat parade

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You’ve heard the saying ‘If you want to get ahead, get a hat’, haven’t you? If only it were that easy…

Getting a hat is one thing but getting the RIGHT hat is a different matter altogether! Choosing the colour to match or complement your outfit might not be too difficult but that’s just the start. Does it suit the shape of your face – your hairstyle – or even your body shape?

If you need a bit of help here, you could go online and ask Google but be warned – you’ll get over 1.9 million results if you do! Or you could join the Girls Around Town and their guest Jenny Dickinson on Sunday morning, which rather appropriately just happens to be National Hat Day.

As a personal stylist based in Lincolnshire who’s worked as a product development technologist for two of the UK’s biggest and best-loved fashion retailers, Jenny knows all about matching people with outfits that flatter them. So who better to share a few pointers on how to make sure the hat you choose for that special occasion is the crowning glory you want it to be?

She’s even promised to bring along some of the hats she has available for hire so June, Tina and Sue can try them on for size. Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday to hear what Jenny has to say – and look out for pictures on Facebook to see how, in the words of top milliner Piers Atkinson,  a little bit of expert advice can help you to

Enjoy the hat, and make sure the hat doesn’t wear you; you wear the hat!

Different by design

wedding belles

It’s one of the biggest days of your life and finding the right dress for the occasion is almost certainly right up there at the top of your to-do list…

So how do you find one that’s a perfect fit, not just for your body shape but for your own style and personality?

Someone who has the answer is Anne Bird of Daisy Dresses, who joins the Girls Around Town as their latest Fabulous After 40 guest.

Following a long career in the public sector, Anne found her fabulous when she opened the Daisy Dresses studio and workshop in Winkburn last month. Specialising in designing and making bespoke wedding gowns, she works closely with each bride at every stage of the process, to create unique dresses designed to fit, flatter and help promote body confidence on the big day.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon next Sunday, when June and Tina find out more about what inspired Anne to take her life in a totally new direction.

And how, in a world where frou frou often reigns supreme, she’s on a mission to offer brides something a little different and help them find their own fabulous!

Saying it with flowers

say it with flowers

Do you know how to coax open a carnation? Can you fix a floppy-headed rose?

Tune in to the show this weekend and these are just a couple of the tips Jenny Knight and Emma Tilbury of Flower Barn will be sharing with the Girls Around Town

The two sisters spend their working days designing and creating beautiful bouquets and stunning centrepieces for weddings and other special events.

So who better to talk about the latest trends in floristry, which blooms are topping brides’ lists these days and how to turn a simple bunch of flowers into an attractive arrangement for your own home?

Jenny and Emma will be joining June and Tina in the studio on Sunday morning – listen online or on air between 10am and 12 noon for the answers to all these questions and more!