Before Christmas, esteemed hatters Lock & Co launched their first ever open millinery design competition. The brief was to design a women's hat which would suit a casual day out in London. My 'Vauxhall' hat (named after the area I live in) was one of the 9 shortlisted hats, and the final prize giving was upstairs at the Lock and Co shop on Thursday 26th February. Milliners had attended from all over the UK, and also the US and Japan. We were then whisked away to the launch of London Hat week 2015 at St Cyprian's Church, Marylebone. Congratulation to winner Joanna Zara whose brown felt 'Prospect' hat will be sold as part of the A/W 2015-16 range. You can read more about the event on Lock & Co's facebook page.