Bespoke Old

Much of Karin's work involves bespoke commissions,  a part of her work she enjoys very much, dozens of bridal commissions will testify to that. She also adds, "I love working with different people and I learn something from every client."  These commissions have been bridal and special occasion headpieces and jewellery made from a wide range of materials requested by her customers. 
She has also been commissioned to make pieces for TV commercials:

John Lewis Never Knowingly Undersold TV Advert 2012 - 

Karin's headpieces are worn in the dance scene of the new John Lewis Advert. Click here to view the Advert.


Anna & Jonas 30/08/2014


Rachel & Ian 26/07/2014
Photography Lucy Turnbull


Olivera & Ian 21/12/2013


Marie and Tom, 21/12/2013


Tatiana & Arne 27th July 2013 -


 - Kylee and Mark, February 2013, photographer Cat Stevens 


Ruth and Toby 22nd December 2012 -
Olivier Williams and Laura Haddock in a short film for Soho House -

Lucienne & Gerard 12th of July 2012 

Citron DS5 Advert - 
Karin was approached to design and make the headpieces for the dancers from the English National Ballet for the Citroen DS5 advert. View the full commercial here.
Gemma and Simon March 2012 - 

On our first date it started to snow as we walked towards each other,it was just like a scene from an old movie,The start of our amazing fairy tale........

The moment i saw the crystal lake headpiece it was true love,and every thing fell into place from there.

Karin was wonderful from the start and the day my headpiece arrived i cried as much as when my gorgeous husband proposed.

Karin your work is first class and you truly are a star.

Much love and endless thanks

Gemma and simon 

Tamara and Martin February 2012 - 
Mel January 2012 -
Alice and Charlie October 2011-
Naomi and Chris October 2011-
Niamh and Haimish April 2011-
Anna and Nick March 2011-
Sarah and Craig October 2010 -


It was a pleasure to send you the photos and thank you so much for your lovely words!! They mean a lot to me. I am really touch that you were inspired by the photos – you are so creative and talented – I take that as a huge compliment!! Again, the pleasure was all mine in finding you and getting the most perfect headpiece to complete my outfit. I don't think it could have been better.

All the best

Sarah xx

Rowan August 2010-

Dear Karin,

Just a note to thank you for my wonderful headpiece you made for my wedding. We have just got back from an incredible honeymoon and we are still reeling from all the excitement and emotion of the big day – it really was the happiest day of our lives!

I am attaching some photos of the day so you can see how it looked. I absolutely loved wearing it – it went so well with my dress and everyone commented on how beautiful and stylish it was – and all asked me where on earth I had found it.

So thank you for helping me feel so wonderful on such a special day!

Love from Rowan (aka Mrs Saxton!) x

Kelsey October 2009-
Kate October 2009-
Karin created show-stoppingly beautiful headpieces for my bridesmaids and my mum on my wedding day. Her gorgeous creations made the four most special girls in my life feel ultra glamorous, and my guests all raved about them and asked where they could get one!

Working with Karin was an absolute pleasure, she got exactly what I wanted from the start and her genuine enthusiasm for my big day, attention to detail and professionalism made it the one part of the day I didn't have to worry about.

She created fabulous headpieces from gorgeous vintage materials that fitted in with the whole style of the day and made me and my girl team very happy!

I can't wait to wear more of your beautiful creations,

Lots of vintage love Kate xxx

Fay and Yonathan August 2009-
Marni and Tom July 2009-

I had the pleasure of being able to wear one of Karin's exquisite headpieces for my wedding. I have short hair, so there wasn't much I could do with it, so I knew I wanted something. I wore a 1940's vintage dress, so finding anything that was unique and worthy of the dress on the high street was next to impossible. When I saw Karin's headpieces I knew that this was the option for me. I called her, and soon enough we were discussing what I would like and how I would like it to look. I was very open to Karin's expertise and wonderful eye, so in the end we came up with the most perfect piece which finished and polished my look completely. It was wonderful to still have something decorative on my head after the veil was removed for the evening celebrations.

Karin also made some very special pieces for my bridesmaids...which were very different to mine but tied in the dresses with my look perfectly. I didn't want my bridesmaids to look too much like me, especially because I have an identical win sister... so we put them in floral silk dresses. Karin matched coloured feathers into their headpieces with sprays of bright colours...and looked amazing. I also gave the headpieces as a gift to my bridesmaids – which can be dressed up or down.

Karin's special bridal pieces are such special blend of all things vintage and pretty – feathers, jewels, pearls, lace (or pretty much what ever you would like to have). The best thing about it was that it made me feel more feminine and beautiful than ever, which hey – let's face it, is how you want to feel on your wedding day.

Thank you Karin... you made my day perfect.

Marni xx

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Please contact her with your bespoke requests.
Tel; +44 (0)79706 17849