February 2013 Blog Posts (47)

1940S LONDON HAT SHOP

Step into a 1940s london hat shop. Models show different hats on how hats can suit your features.
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CUT, FOLD & TRIM

Chris Turnhout from Belgium has grasped one of the design basics to add or take away to create a unique style. With this felt blocked on a dome she has cut the brim and curled the cut piece forward then added folds to the plain dome. She has added small turn up brim on Right hand side in a colour blending animal print felt. Finally the hat is finished with 2 buttons one of which is reversed. Novel details like this grab the…

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CARTWHEEL FEATHER FLOWER

Flower trims for hats, whether felt or straw have made a huge comeback. Hatters Millinery Supplies have a beautiful range of feather flowers. Choose your favourite flower – Aster, Peony, Dandelion , Chrysanthemum or the creative Cartwheel flower…

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CONCEPT SKETCHES

Amanda Joyner from Indiana has such a love for life her mini hats will make you smile. She has adorned heads at the Grammys where fashion always has a few surprises. One of the basic success tricks for any milliner is "Sketch before you Create". This is an example of Amandas quick sketches. It gives the creative mind direction to start. Check out the Hat Order Form you can…

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Hat Linings

Hello to All,

My name is Sheldon Salkovitch. My company's name is NES Enterprises, Inc.

I have been making hat linings for 25 years now and service many of the top manufacturers of men's dress and western hats in addition to some top milliners.

 

I have been searching for a site as this to get the word out about our company.

 

Besides luxurious linings, we have magnificent hat boxes also!

 

I can be reached at…

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SIMPLY BRIDAL

While training in millinery at the London College of Fashion, Beth Paton just simply fell in love with the hat-making process. Her experience as an illustrator has stood her in good stead in this field of fashion as hats are also a fun way to express her creativity. Beth's classic Bridal headpiece displays simplicity in styling as the golden rule for bridal headwear is " less is often more."

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EDITORIAL OPPORTUNITY

US Magazine Today Woman has contacted Hat Academy for milliners who may wish to ship their headwear to head office in Kentucky for a photo shoot to feature hats in their magazine.
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Eye on Derby Day

A professional photographer has taken this photo but she is also the creator of this & other elegant hats. This is all the work of Carina Marcon from Belgium. Her hand made flowers are always a feature of her work. Kentucky Derby Day is only two months away. This hat is a perfect choice for this event as wide brims are always the most popular statement in headwear.

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HATS INSPIRE CREATIVITY

The very thought of a hat stimulates UK Milliner Norah Anderson's creativity. These cosy bands are so practical during winter but add a little glam to the look. We lose more body heat through the head in the cold weather so these will help to keep you warm & look cool! Norah also designs classic felt & straw hats.

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STEPHEN JONES ON MENTORING MILLINERS

‘He’s helped us all so much with his mentoring and advice, as well as being one of the nicest men you could ever hope to meet'.
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PAUL'S HAT WORKS

Behind the scenes at Paul's Hat Works.
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BEES KNEES

Ingrid Gibbs from UK says Hats make her feel like the "bees knees". Do they make you feel the same? It is a 1920s Flapper term to express a feeling of excellence. Based in Warwickshire, Ingrid sets the stage for excellence in style & finish in all her hat creations. This Latte hat exudes froth & bubble with oversized bow & loops with perfectly rolled edges.

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DISCUSSION: CLIENT CONVERSATIONS?

What to talk about with a client when discussing orders?
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WOOL FELT CAPELINES



When Colour is important to brighten up winter you will love the NEW 2013 Colour range of Wool Felt Capelines available at "The Feather Shop". Flares, the style in between a capeline…

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COCKTAIL GLAMOUR

Rana Hats lives in TelAviv, Israel. Her Etsy store has 300+ followers which equates to sales. She has no limitations in her designs -1920s cloche or elegant bridal headpiece. This Classic Cocktail hat sparkles ready for a glamourous evening on the town.
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HAT HINTS - BRIM WIDTH

Because the head is oval we must balance out the width of brim to ensure it appears circular. Oval brims reflect yesteryear styling. Tips here to create an oval brim.
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RENOVATION INSPIRATION

Two Friends from Grand Rapids, Michigan with a love of all things Vintage set up a Millinery business "Madd Hatts" to refurbish & re-create old Vintage hats. With an eye for unique shapes they have renovated this awesome vintage repurposed felt hat in a nice mustard color. This hat was originally a Glenover Fawn felt hat from the 40s or 50s. These hats are the ultimate "cherry on top" of every outfit especially if you love…

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HAT THERAPY

Busy young mum Chrissie King of Yorkshire finds time to design a fabulous range of headwear from the classic to quirky. She hopes each piece will make you smile. Her favourite styles are Cloche & Pillbox but her berets are varied to suit any occasion. This sequined vintage petersham headband features tall assorted feathers & is part of her "Dark Shadows" collection.…

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NEW HAT BLOCK STYLES

New hat blocks styles available plus now postage to USA, UK & AUS!
» Which is your favorite?

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Headonism

Headonism enables emerging hat designers to exhibit their work during London Fashion Week.
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