April 2014 Blog Posts (25)

WATCH: HOW TO WEAR HATS

Bridget Early, on how to wear hats featured on WHAS11 News.



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MILLINER: SHERILEE HONNERY

Outback Australia is often pictured as dry and dusty, but in a small country town the local milliner has brought colour and fun to life with her unique creations. Sherilee Honnery bought the small boutique in Hughenden and creates colourful and original headwear which is…

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DISCUSSION: STEPHEN JONES PERFUME

What do you think millinery would smell like as a fragrance?
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NEWS: FELICITY TO NY FASHION WEEK





Felicity Brown of Broome, West Australia has been given the opportunity to showcase her Creative Millinery work in New York Fashion Week in September 2014. Felicity will be the first Australian Milliner to showcase her hats and fascinators in this event space.  

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MILLINER: EVELYNE WHEELER

Together with Hat academy teacher Elaine Mergard, Evelyne Wheeler of West London celebrates almost 50 years of millinery creativity. Both milliners have seen the highs of the ‘60s, the crash of the mid 70’s then the revival in early 80’s, another slump in early 90’s but now in 2014 we are all on a hat high!!  Whether it…

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DISCUSSION: CURRENT HAT STYLES?

Is the 'button' still a popular trend this year, or is the pillbox making another revival?
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MILLINER: CRAZY TEAPOT

"Brenda Lui created two custom headpieces for my wedding. I showed Brenda a picture of what I wanted and she re-created the pieces to perfection. I was very impressed with the quality of Brenda's work."



When your customer makes this remark to you it reinforces your direction in your Millinery business. The…
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NEWS: COUNTRY FAIR

There is nothing like a country fair or show… the merry-go-round, hotdogs, oversized pumpkins, cows, chooks, fine crocheted table centres and patchwork quilts.



In Toowoomba, Australia the Agricultural Show has a growing Millinery Section with over 40 entries this year. Many Hat Academy/USQ students entered…
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MILLINER: Jessica Frank

Jessica Frank is a young milliner from Perth Australia and loves to push the limits in her creativity. This simple latex twist together with creative photography has helped to get her name out there for costume millinery and bridal and race headwear with a difference! This is one of…

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KENTUCKY COUNTDOWN

Run for the Roses is less then four weeks away when Kentucky Derby turns heads for its 140th year! To celebrate we are offering free shipping on Material Kits with purchase of a…

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ALBUM: REBECCA SHARE

This album from Rebecca Share is a beautiful example of how to combine photography, product detail and lifestyle. A potential customer can easily imagine themselves wearing one of these fantastic pieces.…

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DISCUSSION: THE FUTURE OF MILLINERY?

Laser cutting, digital printing, Perspex cutting.... what are your thoughts on the direction of millinery?
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SUPPLIES: THERMOPLASTIC

Hat Tech Thermoplastic is a unique molding material which initially resembles plastic sheeting and is one of the stiffest amongst the other thermoplastic variants. When heated it becomes soft, allowing it to be molded and shaped by hand or on a mold or block. Once cooled it retains the molded shape. This process of heating and cooling can be repeated until the desired shape is acquired. Both…

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MILLINER: ALISA FLEMING

Hats have always captured the attention of Alisa Fleming of Michigan ever since she was a little girl. She would see her grandmother wearing her church hats on Sunday morning, looking like a queen. Although she has been making hats for many years when she discovered Hat Academy she commenced the…

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EVENT: MILLINERY MEET-UP

Millinery Meet-Up, the United States’ premiere millinery education event, will be held Oct 18-21, 2014, at renowned Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  The organizers, milliners Jan Wutkowski and Diane Shagott, have planned a unique event for those interested in millinery education, enlightenment and enrichment,…

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WATCH: HATWALK 2014

For those who couldn't make it to Hatwalk 2014 check out this fab video of the catwalk. Show support of Brain Tumour Research on #WearAHatDay #Hatwalk2014 
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MILLINER: ANA PRIBYLOVA

Why wouldn’t you wear wide brimmed hats if you are tall, elegant and enjoy every Fashions on the Field event at race meets in Cairns, under the Tropical North Queensland sunshine. Ana Pribylova's love of wearing hats led to her passion to make hats for herself and friends. The…

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HATSPIRATION CELEBRATION!

Milliners are multi-talented creatives and photography is often another string in our bow. Hatspiration Celebration applauds every members contribution in Hat Academy to create over TEN THOUSAND inspiring photographs of hats and headwear in all styles & genre! We asked ten top contributors in Hat Academy to choose their favourite hat photograph amongst the community pics, detailing the…

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HAT CLASSES: BLOOMS WITH VOLUME

When tilting a small headpiece or a brim, add flowers with depth and width to balance and complement the design. Lilies, Montville Roses and Chrysanthemums outlined in this lesson are ideal.

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MILLINER: JAYNE ALISON

Encourage your children to love wearing hats and it will last a lifetime. Such is the experience of UK milliner, Jayne Alison who as a child embraced any occasion to wear a…

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