beretkah

Beretk!Ah... Headpieces and hair accessories

Berlin, Germany · 35 Sales

beretkah

Beretk!Ah... Headpieces and hair accessories

Berlin, Germany 35 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(7)

Announcement   Etsy Awards Finalist 2016
All customers are welcome to take part in our Instagram competition! Once per month for our customers who will tag @beretkah #beretkah_etsy on the image where they wear the headpiece bought from us might get a chance to win 40% discount code for their next purchases in our shop. We will access the overall styling and choose the best.

***find us on INSTAGRAM @beretkah ****

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 17, 2016

Etsy Awards Finalist 2016
All customers are welcome to take part in our Instagram competition! Once per month for our customers who will tag @beretkah #beretkah_etsy on the image where they wear the headpiece bought from us might get a chance to win 40% discount code for their next purchases in our shop. We will access the overall styling and choose the best.

***find us on INSTAGRAM @beretkah ****

Tatiana Ashakova

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Tatiana Ashakova

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(7)
Lauren Rupp

Lauren Rupp on Mar 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My headpiece is gorgeous! Exactly what I envisioned for my wedding, I wanted a gold headpiece that I could put over my veil and Tatiana delivered exactly that! The beadwork is very delicate and beautiful. I cannot wait to wear it to my wedding in November!

Elisabetta

Elisabetta on Oct 23, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Tatiana was a joy to work with and the final product is stunning! I can't wait to wear it on my wedding day. It's made with such love and attention. Thanks so much again Eli

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Updates

Variation with beaded leaves but without feathers. Close up of a recent bespoke order.
So admired by the styles of my brides who choose @beretkah! Pretty awesome and very authentic Gatsby looking cap is on the way to someone with an expedition all style!
Was a pleasure to work on this design as it is such a true Gatsby style that I am sure will make heads turn!)
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About

Never stop your creative talents end...

Q- How did you become involved in the wedding industry? What attracted you to it initially? What is it about weddings that keep you?

A- I can't say I ever dreamed of working in the wedding industry particularly. When I started doing make-up back in 2004 I worked in a photo studio and never really thought of bridal styling. In fact it was not even so wide spread in Russia to have a bridal stylist more than 10 years ago. I started working with brides only because I loved doing hair dresses. My mum has been a hairdresser and owned her salon and as a girl I would always help her after school. I learned from books by Patrick Cameroon, visited trade shows with my mum and when I was 12 y.o. declared I wanted to be a stylist! My parents decided I should get "a proper degree" as there were no universities or even colleges that would offer these courses. That's why I became a translator first.
But the nature took it back. And step by step whilst doing degree I was exploring in this creative field. It all started when my aunty decided to do a course in makeup and invited me as a model. And it all ended up with me becoming a make-up artist.

You started designing headpieces after studying at a Glasgow Caledonian University. What attracted you to headwear? Have you got a favourite design from across your collections?

I have always admired British hat wearing tradition. There are not many countries in the world that still cherish this tradition with so much passion and pride. I have always loved head pieces and after moving to the UK was just amazed by variety of independent milliners and their work! I am a big fan of crafts and handmade things, sometimes I have to create props for shoots so I do love hand made. Whilst studying in Scotland I didn't get much chance to work as a make-up artist but my hands were hungry for work. I decided to try and exercise my fresh knowledge of fashion marketing in creating a headwear brand - with no formal training in this art. It was an interesting journey to not only start marketing your brand but actually being a designer behind it. In the beginning I was perceiving it more like a practical exercise after finishing my degree, however life gave me a great chance and I was booked by Joyce Young to do one of her look book shoots as a make-up artist and this is where I showed her my bridal head pieces seeking for her professional feedback. From that moment Joyce started stocking a small selection of my headpieces in her shops - this was the best feedback I could dream of. We still collaborate and I must say she is the biggest inspiration for me as a designer.
Also the fact that I make head pieces help my brides with making a choice of what they want to have in their hair - I can make pretty much anything based on their requests and match with the desirable hair.
There are some key designs that distinguish a designer from the crowd. I can't limit myself by only bridal head wear and accessories and now and then create more fashion edgy head pieces. However I would consider my multi flower bird cage one of my key designs and the current collection with quartz crystals is also something what reflects my versatile designer approach. Those brides who choose Beretk!Ah... and me as a stylist for their wedding also get a great cross deal by the way.
But I must say I have been extremely spoilt by really great clients in all those counties I have worked as those who choose me tend to be open-minded, beautiful and very interesting people! I love my job and I guess it spands across all of my occupations. There is nothing more exciting than making people beautiful, happy and being allowed to be a part of a new society cluster - a new family!

How did organising WFest come about? How does WFest compare to any wedding events you've attended in Scotland? How would you describe it to someone's who's never been?

The ideas to shake Russian wedding industry was in my head for quite a while. I have always been in a very close contact with my fellow bridal stylists from
Russia as I have taught them not only make-up and hair skills but also marketing since 2011 across all Russia and the Ukraine.
I was observing the development of this industry from outside and could see a gap in it - in particular in the sphere of off line events.
I was visiting different events both in Scotland and England as a vendor and visitor. And as a marketeer I could compare advantages and disadvantages of many of them. However there is no particular event that inspired me: I was thinking of a versatile and vibrant event where many things will be united. Exhibition, performance, learning side and art side.
After finding the dream team of forward thinking Moscow's professionals we pulled together our first festival in 2014 and luckily for us it was a successful event. With our WFEST (double you festival) we not only are trying to demonstrate a great jump of the Moscow's wedding industry but educate people.

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  • Tatiana Ashakova

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I have a true passion for all things beautiful and I love creating beauty with my own hands. Let it be make-up/hair for my clients or a lovely accessory range that I launched back in 2010. My love expanded to Moscow where I founded www.wfest.ru.

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Last updated on September 29, 2015
There is so much beauty in this world! Let's appreciate it and people's talents that makes it so beautiful!

I hope by creating my items I bring more equity in this world and hope there are more people who going to share it.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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All our creations are Made to Measure.
Therefore please allow some time for manufacturing (in each individual item's description you will find manufacturing times).
As soon as the item is made it is going to be shipped by Deutsche Post and it is down to the postal service in terms of delivery times.
Estimated times in transit:

Europe: 3-7 days
Rest of the world: up to 15 days


Please contact us if you have an urgent order and we will see what we can do for you.

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Refunds and Exchanges
We don't accept returns unless there was a problem with an item (not caused by us).

We will try to meet your expectations when making and sending of your order however if there is some complicated issue please contact us so we will find a solution for both sides.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note: all our items are Made to Measure.

All of the items displayed are samples and if you buy one you will receive the same item however due to the handmade nature of the products your final new product might have slight differences from the one in the picture (you will be notified beforehand if there are any major differences what is a rare case anyway).