June Furlong

RIP June Furlong, Liverpool's most famous life model

November 04, 2022

A loving tribute to June, life model and friend of John Lennon and Helen Anderson, who died in 2020. My reflections of some of the funniest moments of our time together with John in our art classes.

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My Lennon cap: made to last!

My Lennon cap: made to last!

November 03, 2022

These John Lennon caps are made to last! Helen Anderson's original design, originally created in 1964, worn here by the Beatle in 1975, still with the Ferrari pin he stuck into it when he passed his driving test and bought a powder blue convertible.

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Jude Southerland Kessler and Lanea Stagg interview Helen Anderson about her life and her memories of The Beatles, John Lennon and Cynthia Lennon

Interview with Helen Anderson about John Lennon

November 02, 2022

For the inside story on John Lennon and loads of memories from fashion designer Helen Anderson - Lennon's friend and of course the designer of his famous leather cap - listen to this great interview with Jude Southerland Kessler.

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At Home with the Lennons

At Home with the Lennons

November 01, 2022

A little anecdote that sprang from an interview I did with BBC 2 in 2021 for a documentary called A Life in Ten Pictures: John Lennon. For some behind-the-scenes Beatles colour, read on!

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Return Of The Cap: John & Cynthia Lennon Back Story

Return Of The Cap: John & Cynthia Lennon Back Story

November 01, 2022

How John Lennon and I became friends on our first day at art school - thanks to UK skiffle king Lonnie Donnegan. And how the cap was reborn on the fashion stage in 2017!

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British artist and designer Helen Anderson worked at Sorelle Fontana in the early 1960s. This is her story.

A LIFE IN FASHION: Sorelle Fontana

November 01, 2022

The story of how a 21-year-old art student - me! - found herself working as a textile artist at the celebrated couture house of Sorelle Fontana in Rome during the early 1960s. Click to view a slideshow of images of the dresses and the women that wore them!

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How to measure your head for my leather cap

sketch of John Lennon by Helen Anderson 

 

 
A message from Helen about sizing: 
Hats are a bit like jackets and dresses: sizes are supposed to be universal but may vary from one manufacturer to another. I can’t guarantee you a perfect fit, but I can do my best to help.

My cap is available in 4 sizes: Small (S), Medium (M), Large (L) and Extra Large (XL). It’s an investment piece, so I encourage you also to invest three minutes to find the perfect fit.

Don’t just guess your size!
John Lennon’s head measured 23.5 inches. He was a size XL (big brain!). Here's how I measured it, back in 1964 - and how you can measure yours now.
  1. Don’t panic if you don’t have a tailor’s tape measure handy. You can also use a length of string or ribbon, and then measure it against a ruler.
  2. Place the string or tape around your head about 3mm above your ear, across the mid-forehead, completely circling your head. Hold the tape firmly, but not super-tightly.
  3. I’d like you to measure your head exactly where the cap will sit. If your measurement falls between sizes, choose the next size up.
Remember: If you have big hair, you’ll probably need the next size up!

SIZES

SIZE GUIDE

You will need to tell me your size at the time you order.

CHOOSE SMALL CHOOSE MEDIUM CHOOSE LARGE CHOOSE EXTRA-LARGE 

If you are in such a hurry to get hold of a cap that you don’t have time to measure your head, you could also check the size of another hat that fits: hat sizes are universal… in theory. Don’t see your size? Have a special request?

Email Me!