Posted with permission from the twitter feed of Jules & Gems at Blues House Yard. Link to the original post is at the bottom of this post 


by Julie Ashton

Two weeks ago Blue House Yard was featured in the @londonist_com…/features/blue-house-yard-wood-green -

On the back of this article - and the very same day it was released - a wonderful women walked into my shop saying that she had read the article. She told her husband to get his coat on we’re going to check this place out and there she was standing in my shop.

Little did I know that she would change my life! . . She exuded excitement and kept saying - this is like the best sweet shop in the world, we found a quirky pair of earrings for her daughter one read ROCK and the other CHICK in sparkly lettering we matched a vegan fur scarf to her outfit perfectly, and I showed her my foldable straw hats that she loved in the window- and then came the big REVEAL dah dah.. . .

‘I have to confess’ she said ‘I’m a Milliner' and I love what you do."

Chuffed to bits with her compliment I asked her for her website address or email and handed her a post it note. She gave it back to me with just her name on SUSIE HOPKINS and said you’ll find me on the internet at this point I knew she was BIG as well as modest! Love her already! . .

So I had a Google as soon as she left the shop lol.. this quirky French lady is not only a Master Milliner she’s written books, dressed royalty, she’s all over the internet go on have a google too.. . .

Which brings me to our next bit of news about our exciting collaboration - we’re going to be working together to produce fun feathery festival and summer fashion hair accessories as well as wild wedding pieces, here are a few designs in the window to tease you with We have lots more in store pop in and take a look. Bespoke orders are very welcome! . . I’ll keep you posted on our new designs as they’re unfolding.. . Have a wonderful weekend! See you soon.

Big love Julie.


Follow Jules and Gems on Instagram here: and stop by her shop at Blue House Yard for all your accessory needs. 

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