Our fave milliner is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
He’s one of the most acclaimed hat designers in the world, features regularly in Asiana Wedding magazine and has created bespoke masterpieces for major celebrities including Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Kate Moss.
But this week, award-winning milliner Louis Mariette is swapping his hats for the hills as he embarks on a trek up Mount Kilimajaro in aid of The Children’s Trust, for which Louis is Vice-President.
The Children’s Trust is a national charity that provides specialist care to some of the UK’s most severely disabled children and when Louis' not being creative he helps them with findraising as much as he can.
The journey begins tomorrow as he sets off from Kilimanjaro for his 10-day expedition.
The physically demanding trek will challenge Louis and his group as they venture through tough terrain, volcanic rock and an ever changing extreme altitude. Speaking about the challenge ahead, Louis say: ‘I know that each step I take on this adventurous mountain will be towards a great cause, especially the more challenging higher segments with steeper parts, snow and altitude.’
Renowned for his sensational bespoke headpieces, including a £1.5million design that was sold in Harrods, last month Louis celebrated his 40th birthday and his mountain quest is part of his celebrations. Excited about pushing himself physically, he commented: ‘I know this will tough, but nothing like the brave children, family, friends and team at the Trust experience every day, so I hope I can do them justice.’
Louis needs our support to help his raise his target.
To donate, visit: www.justgiving.com/tophatsonkili
Words: Tanya Agarwal
Outfits by Raishma Couture