Welcome to Hatonista Where its all about the hat......

About Us

Milliner Rachel Ellis Oates

Stemming  from her love of attending the races Rachel developed a passion for millinery.  Trained by Rose Cory Rachel has been making bespoke hats & Fascinators since 2012.  Her designs range from classical subtle pieces to Ascot show stoppers . Each individual design is crafted by hand.  A wide range of traditional & modern millinery techniques & materials are used by Rachel to create her ready to wear & bespoke designs. 

Our Millinery Mission

Every lady deserves to look & feel her best, wearing a hat should be an amazing experience that allows you to express your personality & fill you with confidence.  There is a hat for everyone & here at Hatonista we do not accept the statement 'hats don't suit me', the right one will! 

Awards & In the Press

Rachel's hats have taken top spot & been worn by finalists at best dressed & most stylish competitions at race meeting up & down the country & have regularly featured in the press & magazines.  


Rachel has started to branch out into the international market; last year one of her hats made it into the final ten of the Best Hat competition at the prestigious Dubai World Cup race meeting at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. She's hoping for some winners this year, not just on the horses, please let us know if one of our hats is the winning crowning glory of your race day outfit.  We very much enjoy hearing from our excited clients.