Irish milliner and jewellery designer Emily-Jean O’Byrne is celebrating ten years in business, and to celebrate this milestone, she has relocated her business to Moycullen just outside Galway City.
For over a decade Emily-Jean has been creating striking collections for hat couture and the bridal market.
Her creations range from hats, to headpieces, tiaras, combs and ready-to-wear jewellery.
On Wednesday 25th April, her new boutique store was officially opened by TV personality Sile Seoige.
The store in Moycullen is home to some of her signature pieces including some custom designs and of course her bridal couture range. Guests were treated to a champagne reception and a fashion showcase with Catwalk Modelling agency.
“To make our tenth year in business, we have moved our city centre shop to the village of Moycullen, the new store gives us ample space and a new in which to design and create in,” said Emily.
“Just 10 minutes from Galway City and located on the main street, we are really delighted to be working in this great place, the village is so busy and everyone has been so welcoming, it is really wonderful to be here now.”
Emily Jean’s background and experience has defined her signature hat couture style, highlighting a passion for working with diverse materials and embellishing her designs with jewels, crystals and handmade brooches.
At the core of all of her designs is a sense of femininity, expressed using a wide variety silks, satins, plumes, quills and ribbons, evident throughout the range.
“When I started out designing hats my philosophy was simple, to design high quality, stylish, feminine headwear that would always complement the wearer.
“During consultations I can really help clients choose the most appropriate hat for the occasion, which accentuates their features, seamlessly compliments an outfit and creates the right impression.
“Choosing the right shape and style to suit the individual, she has proven that anyone can wear a hat and look great,” she added.