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Local Talent – K Avery-Stallion

This is Hastings caught up with the lovely and talented “K” Avery-Stallion for a little chat about her locally named and run bag company St Leonards (Not to be confused with the equally lovely new pub The St Leonard on London Rd.) “K” started St Leonards in November 2010 and has recently celebrated her second

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Positive Press – Help Our Hatter

You may remember the Local Talent Katharine Wallinger and her beautiful hats. This talented designer in now in need of your help! Katharine of Madrugar has entered a competition run by Talent House, to create a hat inspired by the Diamond Jubilee: “My hat is an updated version of the classic 1950s cocktail hat. Blocked in

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Positive Press – Eyestylist (Designer Of The Month)

When the sun finally does decide to make a proper appearance, sunglasses are essential wear for any health and style conscious individual. If you’re in search of some eyewear that is smarter than your average pair, (grab your pic-a-nic basket) and trot on down to The Optical Lounge (George Street, Old Town) Not only the

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Hidden Hastings – Rubbish Art

While chatting with Local Talent Matt Tassell-Dawson outisde Costa in Hastings town centre, he spotted this cheeky little modification to a nearby bin. This Is Hastings is not sure whether this unique head wear will catch on, maybe we should ask local milliner Katharine Wallinger.

Local Talent – Katharine Wallinger

Madrugar is a millinery label recently founded by weekend Hastings resident Katharine Wallinger. Katharine studied Art Foundation at Hastings College before going on to train as a BA in Costume and Make-Up for the Performing Arts at London College of Fashion.