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My daughter at @internationalbeatleweek wearing my #johnlennonleathercap (shop link in bio) along with one of my classic #chevron leather appliqué coat designs. I’ve been making these since the 1960s, too; they are a proper labour of love. This is her third Helen Anderson chevron coat: she sold the first one off her back to @nickiemac, the little minx. The second was beige suede with pale gold leather. Must dig out a photo of that one too. #beatleslove ##johnlennon #belikejohn

Check out beautiful @katievmason loving her new John Lennon leather cap, a replica of my original 1964 design for my Beatle buddy. You’re my new muse, Katie, thank you for the photo! #fashionista #theperfectgift

It’s a deja vu thing! I thought the Duchess of Cambridge looked gorgeous in this retro ruched silk evening gown by @alexandermcqueen. It looked kinda familiar. Then I found this one in my own design archive from the late 1980s - very similar! What did you think of last night’s frock? #fullcirclefashion #dejavu #fashiondesigner

Happy Birthday to my little granddog, Freeway, who just turned 7. Check him out, being introduced to his next victim, I mean new toy. You can follow him in FB he is @freewaydog #lowchen

Oops missed John’s birthday by a day, got my dates muddled 😱 INSTA EXCLUSIVE: this rare 1964 photo of John Lennon (wearing the leather cap I designed for him) was taken at Aunt Mimi’s house, Mendips, by his sister Julia Baird, when they went visiting. Thank you Julia for sharing a copy and allowing me to do the same for insta-fans. Please do NOT reproduce this image without crediting Julia Baird who owns the copyright, as well as me. (If you’d like to buy an exact replica of John’s favourite cap please hit the shopping link in my bio!) #belikejohn #happybirthdayjohnlennon

The cap that suits everyone - even me! Shop link in my bio (or find me on #etsy). Worldwide shipping, secure payment. Limited edition available now. #johnlennoncap #mydesign #thisisme

This butterfly has been flying around the garden, looking beautiful, for three days.Finally managed to get a (not good) photo of him! #butterfly #indiansummer

Ran into Al Peters at the Beatles convention. Wearing his leather cap (designed by me) as usual. I wonder if he takes it off in the bath?! #internationalbeatleweek #madeinliverpool #theresnoplacelikehome #merseybeat

It’s been a hard day’s prepping for the Beatles convention day tomorrow at @internationalbeatleweek Beatleweek at Liverpool’s Adelphi hotel. If you’re there too, please come say hello! #beatlesconvention #liverpool

Flashback Friday! #thisisme in Puerto Rico in the 1970s overseeing factory production of my leisurewear designs for a US manufacturer called Contessa. I’m wearing my skinny T-shirt design that got me spotted by the brand (and the head buyer) in Bloomingdales. It features a hand-drawn and appliqué cartoon owl. Spotted a spookily similar owl appliqué in the final scenes of Mamma Mia 2 last week! #inmylife #70sfashion #caribbean

My handsome husband, the croquet champion! #bravo #strategygame #sodgolf

Busy organizing stuff for my stall @internationalbeatleweek. It’s ages since I’ve done an exhibition - so many things to remember! Come say hi and let’s do a #selfie if you’re at the Convention on Sunday #madeinliverpool #beatleslove

T-shirt design for my helpers at @internationalbeatleweek this coming Sunday 26 August. I’ll be there with replicas of my original 1964 leather cap design for John Lennon, now re-released for fans and fashionistas, as a limited edition collector’s piece. Own a little piece of Beatles history and #belikejohn!

John Lennon’s lovely sister Julia Baird wears her new leather cap, which she collected in person. She’s delighted finally to have a replacement for the much-loved 1960s original that I designed for her at my Liverpool boutique. Julia dedicated a whole chapter of her autobiography "Imagine This", to "Fab Coats And Caps". She wrote that “they were the best coats ever made on the planet”, and that John had ordered the "matching Beatle caps” as a special surprise. (Julia’s sister Jackie, and John’s stepbrothers David and Michael also got caps, coordinated with bespoke, individual leather coats, as a gift commissioned by John and Cynthia.) I’m really looking forward to seeing Julia at her International Beatle Week convention in Liverpool on 26 August! Maybe see you there too? To buy a "Lennon Cap" online, hit the link in my bio! Secure payment, worldwide shipping, made in Liverpool)

How gorgeous is this dog! She bounded up to me in a shop with her tail wagging the other day. Love her. #dogsofig #cockadoodlepoo

Charming Irish celebrity author Michael Feeney Callan interviewed me last year for his new John Lennon book, which focuses on the Beatle’s artistic talents. He sent this lovely note after I shared my new website. If you want to #belikejohn please hit the shop link in my bio to buy a replica of my iconic 1964 leather cap. Or come find me @internationalbeatleweek later this month! #madeinliverpool #returnofthecap

From my 1990s design archive: a hand painted silk chiffon coat worn over a contrasting dress. As ever, with a matching hat! This sold really well for summer weddings, races and special occasions. The high end stores like Henri Bendel and Liberty of London went big on this collection, which remains one of my favorites. #fashiondesigner #mydesigns #roses

Poached lobster supper to celebrate our wedding anniversary! Loving our English summer and al fresco dining every evening. #lovemygarden #anniversary #love