Heartbeat Charity 2014
Successful day raising money for the Heartbeat Charity. Pictured; Jean Ellis (wearing peony hat) & Lady Grenfell-Baines and Joan McLarnon looking elegant in this rose hat.
Epsom 2013, “Ex-Smokers are Unstoppable” marks World No Tobacco Day 2013 encouraging racing fans to quit the habit at Epsom Racecourse
May 2011, Belles Bridal Boutique
Jean was invited to supply hats and headdresses for a photo shoot in Liverpool for Belles Bridal Boutiques.
Aintree, Ladies Day 2011 - Doughnut Hat
Sonia Razzaque wears a doughnut hat designed by Jean Ellis during Ladies Day, in tribute to moreish treats Krispy Kremes.
The Wedding Show 2011 - Tatton Park, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th January 2011
Jean will be exhibiting her work at the North's Premier Bridal Exhibition, held in a luxurious grand marquee within the magnificent grounds of Tatton Park. There will be over 150 Regional and National wedding and bridal exhibitors on hand to provide you with all the expert advice and help you will need in planning your perfect wedding day.The show is open from 10am to 5pm daily. Tatton Park gates open from 9am.
The rise of the fascinator (THE TIMES - Monday June 14 2010)
Jean was asked to give her views in an article in The Times newspaper entitled "The rise of the fascinator". Snippet below:
The Lancashire based designer Jean Ellis, 55, is responsible for some of racing's most memorable pieces of headwear. Corporate clients include Quality Street - Ellis created a confectionery - inspired series of them - and the City of Liverpool, for which she has made an impressive panoramic hat. Ellis's bread and butter, though is weddings. Here, as at the races, she has noted the rise of the fascinator. The reasons for this are eminently practical, she contends. "There is a lot of meet-and-greet kissing, so women prefer something smaller. And something that they can keep on all day. I think that fascinators have become popular because they are more accessible and perhaps less expensive than traditional hats."
Carl Davis CBE(Hons) Charity Concert Waistcoat 2010
The waistcoat is to be worn at the forthcoming Gala concert at King Georges Hall, Blackburn on Saturday 8th May 2010 where he will be conducting the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert has been arranged by Joan McLarnon for Self Unlimited in aid of the`Design for Life Appeal Stanley Grange, Salmesbury.
Work in Progress - Liverpool Day Hat 2010
Working on a design for a novelty hat commissioned by Aintree race course for 2010 Grand National.
The 'Liverpool day' hat will be worn on the opening day of the three day event which starts on Thursday 8th April and ends with The Grand National race on Saturday 10th. The hat will be a metre wide and feature the liverpool waterfront.
Frank PR a Public Relations Company from London commissioned Jean to create three stunning hats for there client Quality Street. The hats consisted of The Purple One, The Green Triangle and the Toffee Penny. The hats have been widely reported in the national press, TV and Radio One.
Jean was commissioned by Brazen PR earlier this year tap create en eye catching piece for Ascot 2008. The company represent Stilton Cheese and wanted something "big" to represent the product. Many hours were spent making the fabric to cover the hat. Silk fibres felted together and machine stitching to create the famous blue veining in the cheese. The hat was widely reported in the national press, TV and Radio One.
Jean has featured in many publications. Some of which are below.