Laylaleigh the milliner of choice for Goodwood Racecourse

Goodwood Racecourse has picked Laylaleigh as the preferred milliner for the 2016 season.

Tuesday, 19th April 2016, 1:29 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 6:32 pm
Laylaleigh Picture: Kate Shemilt

Chichester-based bespoke hat creator Leigh Johnson has created a collection inspired by the ladies of Goodwood Estate.

French aristocrat Louise de Karoualle is celebrated with a piece named ‘Duchess of Portsmouth,’ while the ‘Lady Emily’ hat takes its name from the lively and head-strong Lady Emily Lennox.

Leigh Johnson said: “It is a dream come true.

“I have been going to Goodwood since I was knee high and it is such a fantastic brand that I am thrilled to have been invited.

“I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.”

As preferred milliner, Laylaleigh will lend its skills to helping shape the image of the racecourse, leading the style and setting the trends for racegoers to follow.

Leigh explained: “Running up to the event my hats will be very visible all around Goodwood.

“I will be very emotional, but then I always am when I see people in my hats.”

To mark the occasion, Laylaleigh will be hosting a shopping event at the Kennels, Goodwood on Thursday, April 21 from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Leigh will be at the event to talk about her Goodwood collection and offer her bespoke millinery service alongside Petworth-based Sloanes Boutique. There will be a 15 per cent discount on all items.

For information, please call the Kennels on 01243 755132.

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