in concert, ABC, Glasgow, 4th October 2010.
William sent this stunning feather headpiece to pop star Kelis, which
she then wore for the entire concert along with a body designed by fellow
Scottish designers, Bebaroque.
Innes Oct 2010
"My partner and I decided to throw a "not-getting-married"
party as a celebration of our commitment. We're both big vintage fans,
and the whole thing was to have a bit of a roaring Twenties feel. After
seeing my 1920s dress, Willie sent me off to rummage round vintage shops
in search of diamante dress pins and brooches, from which he created an
entirely new headpiece. I was complimented on it all night. Willie has
excellent taste, understood exactly the sort of thing I wanted, and knew
what would suit me better than I did myself."
Winn Summer 2010
Dress by: www.jennylessin.co.uk
"Dear William. Just to let you know that we had
a brilliant day on Saturday. The headpiece absolutely made the outfit.
It was beyond stunning, much admired and made me feel like a million dollars.
Thank you so much for your creativity, your dedication to getting it just
right and your professionalism."
Gordon, Royal Ascot 2010
Royal Ascot, June 2010
Matronic (Scissor Sisters) June 2010
William created this gorgeous copper and Swarovski
crystal headpiece for the singer when she visited Glasgow on the
band's recent tour.
Perry Royal Ascot
William was commissioned to create headwear for BBC
Royal Ascot presenter Suzi Perry and she wore his silver and grey
creation on the opening day.
Gillespie Spring 2010
Spring April 2010
Photos by: www.candysnaps.co.uk
'Thank you so much for your piece...it was perfect!
I loved it and so did everyone else! I think I'm just going to wear
it whilst footering around my house as it's too nice to keep tucked
McDougall & Theresa Laurie March 2010
Photos by: www.candysnaps.co.uk
"William, I can't thank you enough for the truly stunning
headpiece that you made for my wedding day. You are incredibly gifted
and I am so grateful that I was able to wear one of your beautiful
creations on the most special day of my life. When I showed you
my dress, you completely understood the look that I I was aiming
for and you achieved this perfectly. I was so excited to change
into my headpiece in the evening and I had endless compliments all
night from admiring guests. You are one amazing talent!" Amy.
Calder January 2010
& Anne Sanson Summer 2009
Photos by Polly Alexandre www.alexandreweddings.com
"Works of art head attire created by a hugely gifted and
talented young man with ideas beyond your wildest dreams, whose
creations make you feel special. It was an amazing journey."
"Getting married in one of London's oldest churches inspired
me to try and wear something with a vintage look for a modern bride.
A month before the wedding I still had not found a suitable headpiece
and feared that what I had envisaged simply did not exist. Then
I had the pleasure of meeting William Chambers. Visiting with my
Mum to see her 'Mother of the Bride' commission (which was out of
this world) my heart skipped a beat as a branch of shimmering bejewelled
leaves caught my eye...
William's vision and creative ingenuity encapsulated everything
I had hoped for and more. Only a week later my specially adapted
head piece arrived and it literally took my breath away. It's beauty
subsequently inspired my dress designer to replicate the beading
for my dress and my florist to pick out the foliage and style of
my bouquet. William was an utter joy to deal with and he is a talent
on the brink of stardom. I shall treasure my headpiece forever."
Daly Summer 2009
"I knew I wanted something a bit different,
and very special. William’s piece fitted the bill perfectly.
On the day everyone commented on the originality of the design and
it really finished off my outfit perfectly. William was friendly
and professional and it was a surprisingly easy process. I only
hope I have another big party to dress up for soon as I would definitely
get another head piece made - they really make an outfit."
Campbell Summer 2009
"I can't thank you enough for my fabulous
flowers. They are so beautiful and finished off my outfit perfectly!
As for mum's, well, I think the pictures speak for themselves. She
looked amazing, and your headpiece added to her fab outfit so well.
Everyone admired your wonderful work! It
was such a joy to meet you, you were so patient and really listened
to what we wanted - the pieces truly were made just for us! Rest
assured, anyone who needs a hat, we'll be sending them your way."
Semple Summer 2009
"I was struggling to find a hat which picked
out the colours of my outfit. I visited William's premises after
recommendation from a friend. I was looking for something special
to wear to my daughter's wedding and was bowled over by his range
of head accessories. My daughter’s wedding caused me a lot
of stress, however thanks to Willie Chambers’ wonderful creation
my hat was something I didn't need to stress about! He is such a
nice person to deal with, he listened to my ideas, made suggestions,
outsourced my amazing flowers and incorporated a piece of material
from my outfit into my beautiful hat and it matched perfectly.
William is a true star and his designs make you feel a million dollars."
Beattie Summer 2009
"I picked out my dress for my brother’s
wedding about four months before the event. I wanted to go for a
really outrageous headpiece which would make my outfit stand out
as I felt that my dress was very plain. I shopped around and found
it difficult to find a milliner in Central Scotland who produced
anything other than the usual feather fascinator. I came across
William by chance and called him up immediately to arrange an appointment.
I visited William and brought along my dress and explained exactly
what I wanted. William carefully picked out the feathers and created
a show stopper. I liked the fact that I was guided throughout the
process and updated regularly. I love my headpiece so much! I did
not take it off throughout the wedding and the evening reception.
I have worn it again to Ladies Day at the races and look forward
to wearing it again soon. William is a very talented designer and
an absolute joy to work with! "
Humble Summer 2009
"Thank you so much for the beautiful headpiece.
The whole process from start to finish was great. It made my outfit
really special to have the finishing touch specially designed and
made. It was great fun to wear and I hope to have many more occasions
Neild March 2009
"I discovered William's website a few weeks
before my wedding, by which point I had almost given up finding
the right sort of headpiece for my outfit. I wasn't able to make
it over to Glasgow for a consultation in person, but William was
very helpful and we managed to do everything by email. He even sent
me samples by post to illustrate what materials he was planning
to use. The end result was perfect - the headpiece was just what
I wanted, and I received so many compliments on it. It really was
the cherry on the cake and made me feel like a million dollars on
our big day."
Anderson November 2008
"I can't thank you enough
for making my fabulous headpiece, I love it and it was well admired
at the wedding. I couldn't bear to take it off so kept it on the
whole night. The headpiece made my outfit and I can't wait to have
an occasion where I can wear it again. It was so comfortable I forgot
I had it on.
have recommended you to all my family and friends and will definitely
be in touch as soon as I require something special again."
Suttie, Mad Hatter's Tea Party for Marie Curie Cancer Care
Oran Mor, Glasgow, Oct 2008
Macdonald, Summer 2008
had heard of Willie's reputation and read articles in the press
so I was excited at the prospect of having him design my hat for
my daughter's wedding.
My expectations were truly exceeded when I had my consultations
with him. Willie knew exactly what I wanted and created the perfect
hat for my outfit and occasion.
I so enjoyed wearing it and delayed as long as possible before removing
Kerr, Summer 2008
headpiece was gorgeous and I got lots and lots of compliments. My
outfit just would not have been the same without it. Loved every
minute of it and wish I could do it all again, I can't thank you
enough for the beautiful headpiece."
Arthur & Jen Paton, Summer 2008
little headpiece was just perfect - for me and my outfit!
William's envious flair & natural talent combined with a lovely
character leaves me in no doubt that he'll always get it right no
matter who the client or what the occasion. A rare talent based
here in Scotland, what a find!" Jodie
said you can't buy class obviously hasn't discovered Willie... his
refined style is a gift and the pleasure of wearing a custom made
bespoke piece is truly wonderful. For me...a William Chambers headpiece
is the new black!" Jen
Royal Ascot June 2008
Aguilera, February 2008
Murphy European Tour, December 2007
designed a hat for Roisin Murphy which she wore on her European
tour. See more pictures of the hat and her tour here
Dodd , August 2007
can’t recommend a Willie Chambers’ creation highly
enough. The piece he created for my Edinburgh International Film
Festival Launch Party outfit went down a storm. I hadn’t
expected to get quite so much attention from the press photographers
considering there were famous actors and actresses abound but
it’s amazing what effect the right hat can have.'
Wells, August 2007
nothing quite as exciting as having a hat specially made for you.
Willie designed the most perfect complement to my wedding outfit,
both in colour and style, and its simplicity belied his attention
to detail. I was continually asked by other guests where I'd got
my hat and I was proud to say it was a Willie Chambers'.
Gordon, April 2007
Willie Chambers is like finding the best kept secret in Scotland...
which I am happy to share with all who wish to have the most memorable
hat and exciting experience when putting that very special outfit
together. Willie made me feel like royalty. His unique flair, creativity,
and luxurious fabrics made for the perfect hat. Just perfection.'
McLelland and Doreen McGarrety, April 2007
you for designing my headpiece, it was truly stunning and the perfect
finishing touch to my wedding dress. Your attention to detail, your
patience, enthusiasm and vision resulted in a beautifully made and
elegant headpiece. I received so many compliments and loved telling
everyone that it had been designed just for me. I really enjoyed
our chats throughout the design stages and all the extra wedding
style advice you gave me.”
“As Mother of the Bride I was a bit worried about finding
a headpiece for my outfit as I did not wish to wear a hat. After
discussing my initial requirements with William I knew I was in
safe hands. I was over the moon when I saw the finished piece –
an elegant, beautifully designed headpiece of the highest quality.”
© William Chambers Millinery 2008