About us

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God". Philippians 4:6.

The Milliner's Profile

Janet is the brain behind ByAlpha CoutureTM, a women's accessories brand that offers beautiful, unique and outstanding headpieces, as well as a selection of ladies’ accessories, to the fashion conscious individual.

Born in London, UK (her parents originate from Ghana), she currently resides in South Portland, Maine, with her loving husband and beautiful daughter. She began her work life initially as a medical secretary and went on to truly make the mark as a design professional, winning first place awards for the graduating classes of 1998 and 2001 at the now known as, London Metropolitan University. To date, she has over twenty years’ experience in designing and fabricating soft furnishings – with window treatments, cushions & pillows, bed coverings, etc., being her specialty. She has also had the unique opportunity of teaching Soft Furnishings at the Community of Education, Lewisham, London, to various groups of students who have undoubtedly gained tremendous insights and knowledge. When not designing or fabricating, Janet enjoys organizing functions such as conferences, weddings and community social events. She also loves cooking and entertaining.

With a zeal for constant development, she sought to find other means of utilizing her time and as a result, her urge to explore millinery became increasingly great when she observed the need to bring some real high fashion to the state of Maine! She designs incredibly unique and colorful head pieces with accents and fine details which are not only different, but are sophisticated and beautiful. She has a passion for fashion, so capturing the personality of her customers and seeing them glow with delight at what she has created for them comes naturally. She takes advantage of e-media, including social media, and online sources to expose her work, add to her skills and increase her range of styles offered to her clients. Early days yet, but from runways to race-courses, from pop-promos to royal garden parties, her aim is to add the exclamation mark to every fashion statement.

Janet says, “I am indeed grateful to God for gracing me with the gifts of my hands, and for the special people He has placed in my life for me to realize these gifts. To all of you, I say thank you for your prayers and support – with His guidance, I am more than delighted to have the privilege to design and create unique head pieces that will highlight and compliment your exclusive personality and occasion. I am confident that “He who began a good work in me, will carry this through…”