OohLaLaBoudoir

Hats that Turn Heads, Garters and other Coutureosities!

Lincoln, United Kingdom · 1453 Sales

OohLaLaBoudoir

Hats that Turn Heads, Garters and other Coutureosities!

Lincoln, United Kingdom 1453 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(355)

Announcement   PLEASE NOTE CURRENT ORDER TIMESCALES SUE TO HIGH DEMAND!MINI HATS 4-6 WEEKS, FULL SIZE HATS 6-8 WEEKS. GARTERS STILL AVAILABLE ON RUSH ORDER 1-2 WORKING DAYS!

Did you see my Gryffindor garter on the Harry Potter themed wedding that went viral!!?? ALL house garters available now in my shop!
See more on RocknRollBride.com. Boredpanda, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan online and Buzzfeed,

CUSTOM and PRIORITY ORDERS available NOW! Prices and timescales are based on requirements.

Join my facebook page for new designs and offers first www.facebook.com/OohLLB
For testimonials, custom work and galleries, visit my website www.oohlalaboudoir.co.uk
Follow my tweets on Twitter @OohLaLaBoudoir

Announcement

Last updated on May 15, 2017

PLEASE NOTE CURRENT ORDER TIMESCALES SUE TO HIGH DEMAND!MINI HATS 4-6 WEEKS, FULL SIZE HATS 6-8 WEEKS. GARTERS STILL AVAILABLE ON RUSH ORDER 1-2 WORKING DAYS!

Did you see my Gryffindor garter on the Harry Potter themed wedding that went viral!!?? ALL house garters available now in my shop!
See more on RocknRollBride.com. Boredpanda, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan online and Buzzfeed,

CUSTOM and PRIORITY ORDERS available NOW! Prices and timescales are based on requirements.

Join my facebook page for new designs and offers first www.facebook.com/OohLLB
For testimonials, custom work and galleries, visit my website www.oohlalaboudoir.co.uk
Follow my tweets on Twitter @OohLaLaBoudoir

Teri Aldersey

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Updates

Finally getting settled into the new workroom after the big move!
More hats on the way! Some old favourites too.
Fully stocked up with more Jacks for my Halloween 'Nightmare Before Christmas' inspired gaters! More colours available!

About

For those who want more than just mainstream!

I started my shop after working in the bridal industry for a few years and found everything just a little bit... well 'samey'.

Every bride wants to feel special on their wedding day, and I found it hard to get that 'unique' look from traditional sellers... and I was working in the industry!

Not everybody wants a traditional white or ivory gown... some brides don't want to wear a tiara or crown and why is that that all shop sold garters are cheap ivory lace a blue bow!?!

So, I decided it was about time there were some more unusual items for brides who want something a little bit different!

I started off making a few garters that matched the most popular wedding colour schemes at the time, selling them in the bridal boutique I managed. It wasn't long before I started getting asked for more unusual designs, to match hobbies and interests, matching wedding themes or just adding some fun to the proceedings (my garters make great talking points and photo opportunities!).

From there it's grown to include hats, fascinators, belts and accessories too! I cater for lots of different styles and occasions now too. From weddings to parties, performances and shows... I don't just aim at brides anymore, but anybody who's looking for something that's a little different, quirky and original!

I'm always jotting down more ideas and my 'To Do' list is huge, so if you don't see what you're looking for but like my style, it's always worth contacting me as I love to design and create more pieces! ! I've even been known to make a few complete outfits!

My inspiration also comes from my own interests, which include Steampunk, Rockabilly, Burlesque and Gothic, so you can be sure I like unusual!

My work has even featured on Fashionablygeek.com, Steampunk Tendencies and Rocknrollbride.com. Also seen on Fashion51.com, Blikk.hu and Chinese Firefox.com
My Harry Potter inspired garters are currently doing the rounds on Compopolitan.com, Buzzfeed, Boredpanda, Huffington Post and Rocknrollbride.com!

I've also appeared in 1001 Steampunk Creations, International Steampunk Fashion books, twice in Living Bride Magazine and the Barnsley Chronicle. I was also an international finalist in the 2015 Steampunk Chronicle Awards!

I now do a mix of classic garters, vintage inspired designs, or brightly coloured and fun pieces. However, I also specialise in custom orders for anybody who's looking for something a little different, unique or downright crazy!

The shop is run by me... just little old me! I design, create, list and manage all of my products, right down to taking the photographs and packaging and posting your parcels!

So, if you want something a bit different, need some advice on what will work (I've sold hundreds of gowns and accessories and ran the UK Garrison costuming club for year, so my experience is varied!) or just like what you see, try me!

Oh, and if there's ever anything you want and you can't find it in my shop... convo me! I love a challenge and LOVE to make somebody's day!!

Hopefully I'll get to speak to you soon!

Teri x

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  • Teri Aldersey

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, General Do-er Of Everything!

    Hi! Welcome to my little etsy shop! I'm 40, (but still feel around 25!) years old and live with my wonderful husband and our furbaby cat Gizmo. I love making my hats! Sometimes I wonder how I ever manage to part with them!

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