OohLaLaBoudoir

Costume, Festival and Historical Hats and Fascinators

Lincoln, United Kingdom On Etsy since 2010

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Multiple buyers came back to this shop for an additional purchase in the past 6 months.

OohLaLaBoudoir

Costume, Festival and Historical Hats and Fascinators

Lincoln, United Kingdom | 2,446 Sales

Announcement    During these uncertain times with Coronavirus, the safety of my customers is my utmost priority. I work in my own home, as does my husband and we are socially isolating ourselves as much as possible.

We are washing our hands, cleaning our work surfaces regularly and wearing disposable gloves when possible. We are following the UK Government Guidelines carefully.

We are trying to stick to dispatch dates as closely as possible, but after the lockdown announcement last night in the UK, we will be doing just ONE post office trip per week.

If you can't see what you're looking for, please message me with your ideas. Custom orders or changes to existing designs are always welcome.

Stay Safe x

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Announcement

Last updated on Mar 24, 2020

During these uncertain times with Coronavirus, the safety of my customers is my utmost priority. I work in my own home, as does my husband and we are socially isolating ourselves as much as possible.

We are washing our hands, cleaning our work surfaces regularly and wearing disposable gloves when possible. We are following the UK Government Guidelines carefully.

We are trying to stick to dispatch dates as closely as possible, but after the lockdown announcement last night in the UK, we will be doing just ONE post office trip per week.

If you can't see what you're looking for, please message me with your ideas. Custom orders or changes to existing designs are always welcome.

Stay Safe x

Join my facebook page for new designs and offers www.facebook.com/OohLLB
Visit my website for more about me www.oohlalaboudoir.co.uk
Currently takSee my creations on Instagram Oohlalaboudoir

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Teri Aldersey

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Teri Aldersey

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About OohLaLaBoudoir

Sales 2,446
On Etsy since 2010

For those who want more than just mainstream!

I started my shop after working in a bridal boutique for a few years and found everything just a little bit... well 'samey'! I'd made a handful of colourful and themed garters for some of the shop brides and it wasn't long before I started getting asked for more unusual designs, to match hobbies and interests, wedding themes or just adding some fun to the proceedings. So I opened a little shop, predominantly making wedding garters in fun colours and themes.

In my free time, after being a keen movie costumer with my husband for several years, we gained an interest in Steampunk and historical costuming and began making our own outfits and accessories. It's really spiralled from there!

I now run Ooh La La Boudoir by myself, whilst my husband runs his own shop, called the Discombobulous Workshop. We love working from home where we get to spend our breaks and meals together, along with our two furbabies, out cats Ludo and Bucky.

We largely work separately on what we enjoy personally, but as many of our customers buy from us both when putting together a complete ensemble, you will occasionally find the some of our items in each of our shops.

I can't really say I have a particular 'style' anymore... I still love to make the Steampunk designs, but I also love to work on Gothic, Geeky, Lolita, Vintage, Cabaret, Pirate and Kawaii designs now. Through the many custom designs I've created over the years, my ideas, inspiration and creativity have evolved immensely!

My work has featured on Fashionablygeek.com, Steampunk Tendencies and Rocknrollbride.com aswell as Fashion51.com, Blikk.hu and Chinese Firefox.com

Some of my garter designs are also doing the rounds on Compopolitan.com, Buzzfeed, Boredpanda, Huffington Post and Rocknrollbride.com too!

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!

Oh, and if there's ever anything you want and you can't find it in my shop... convo me! I love nothing more than a custom design challenge!

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! My name is Teri, I'm 43d and live near Lincoln, UK with my husband, 2 cats, Bucky and Ludo and Pippin the puppy! I've always been creative, but make it my full time career after a redundancy make me re-think my life. I've never looked back!

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Last updated on Jan 2, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

For custom orders, I request a minimum of a 50% deposit to commence work.
Payments can be split into smaller payments, providing the 50% deposit is met before I start ordering materials or start production.

The balance and shipping costs are due on completion, once pictures of the completed item have been seen and approved. If you'd like a no obligation quotation for a custom design, please simply message me.

Sizing details

I hand make hats of all sizes, from doll sized hats through to full sized adult hats, and everything in between.

The sizes for all of my hats should be shown in each listing description, however if you cannot see this information, please simply message me. Most designs can be resized if you want a different size to that shown in the listing.

For full sized hats, I offer small 22", medium 23" and large 23" standard sizes.

I do prefer to work to actual head measurements to ensure the best fit. To measure the circumference of your head, hold a measuring tape, or piece of string, half an inch above your ears, holding it firmly, and send me the measurement taken, in cm or inches.

Care instructions

I make my hats out of genuine milliner's buckram, so they are lightweight yet strong.

They can be very carefully cleaned with a duster or damp cloth, like any other hat, but cannot be washed, not even by hand.

Please don't get your hat excessively wet! Despite my best efforts to make them rain proof, a heavy downpour or lengthy exposure to showers can damage the decorations I use.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All my orders are sent in sturdy, recyclable cardboard packaging and clearly labelled as 'FRAGILE'. My larger or more delicate hats are sent in double walled boxes for added protection.

I use recycled paper and cardboard packing where possible but any bubble wrap or air pockets I use are reused from my own supply orders.

I offer gift messages free of charge. I do a simple gift wrap service on request for $5.

Wholesale availability

I do offer wholesale products, however as my prices are kept to a minimum for my customers already, I can only offer a small discount for larger orders.

Alternatively, I have some retailers who purchase my products, then increase the prices to sell in their own shop. I have absolutely no objections to this. Providing I get the price I want, I don't mind what you do to sell them yourself!

How to wear your hat

To wear any mini or midi Ooh La La Boudoir hat, there are 3 hidden elastic loops to the inside of the crown, which means you can use the fixings you prefer. I recommend a hat elastic which I supply, but you can use headbands, clips, grips or combs as you choose.

The elastic provided will be fitted through the two side loops, with the ends tied. You may need to adjust the length to get a good, firm fit. The elastic is worn behind the head, at a 45 degree angle from your forehead, with the elastic running behind your ears. Check out my profile picture for positioning.

It can take a little time to get use to the fit, so if you need any help on how to wear your hat, don't hesitate to contact me!

I'm a Plus Size bride, do you offer larger garters?

Yes! I can make any of my garter designs to fit.
I DON'T CHARGE ANYTHING EXTRA FOR THIS SERVICE.
I don't think it's fair to expect a plus size bride to have to pay extra for their garter.

Every item I make is unique to you!

Of course, with all handmade items, every piece made is always a teeny weeny bit different... that's why people buy handmade isn't it? To get the feeling of care, uniqueness and originality! I adore making hats and think it's important to ensure every single piece I make is a one-off.

I work to detailed designs for all my items, but sometimes, due to the nature of the materials I use, the occasional trimming, charm or minor detail might be a little different.

Obviously, if there's something in particular you like (or don't like for that matter!), it only takes a quick message to ask me to include (or exclude) an element of a design. Usually I'll do this at no extra cost and it means your purchase is even more exclusive to you!