Turkey feathers help Highland fashion designer cause a fashion flap

Festive dinners may be over for another year but one Highland fashionista is ruffling a few feathers by making the most of the Christmas leftovers.

Milliner Mimi Theobald is taking turkey plumage and turning it into hats.

The 27-year-old designer based in Inverness says the birds' plumage is very versatile and eco-friendly.

Ms Theobald said: “We curl them, we cut them, we strip them, we do artistic things with them but how you actually see them begin from when you first pluck them and clean them, curl them and spray them and dye them they look quite different.”

The milliner is also a fashion writer and her sartorial skills are much in demand across Scotland as a stylist, plucking out just the right outfit and accessories for special occasions and photoshoots and she says her turkey based materials can cause a fashion flap.

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