June 2012 Blog Posts (27)

FLOWERS IN BLOOM

The hand tooled leather flowers Elaine featured in last weeks blog have now been transformed into a variety of headpiece styles. The flowers/leaves were the…

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PETROS PATCHWORK

Petro's hats are so unique with their patchwork formula. Petro is passionate about Millinery-"Hats are my life! My mother taught me how to make my own hat at age 13, and I have been breathing hats since."
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HAT BLOCKS

Renee has shared her ability to make her own blocks. The blocks in the Hat Academy Store are made from an Paulownia timber that will tolerate constant steaming and not…

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DENIESE DENNIS COLLECTION

Deniese has a real love of colour- "My favourite colour is yellow. I look at sunsets and the colours that occur naturally in the environment."

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ROYAL ASCOT HATS

How much fun has H'atelier Milliner, Jen Scott-Russell had creating this piece for Royal Ascot "FINE FILLY" The media loves novel pieces like this and it helps milliners attract more business. Despite a stricter dress code at Ascot's Ladies Day, creativity remained the main focus of attention.

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SCULPTURAL SENSATION

A Hat sculptor is one who shapes, molds, or fashions with artistry and precision. As a Costumer Loreen has many challenges to customise hats with Costumes for all occasions.



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NEW MILLINERS DIRECTORY

With numerous inquiries about buying and renovating hats, Hat Academy have now launched an international Milliners Directory to connect you with customers. By placing your listing on the directory it creates a simple way for people to purchase hats locally. Find out the best way to get started, check out this ›› simple…

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PHILIP TREACY PARADE

Watch the highlights of a laneway parade curated by renowned Irish milliner Philip Treacy during his recent visit to Australia.



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MILLINERY COURSES - LOOPS

When designing a hat or headpiece there is often something missing to complete the overall impact and one of the best additions is a simple loop which adds life, energy and movement to the overall design. Loops are a great background to the trim focus which may be the flower or feather feature. 

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MILLINERY SUPPLIES - SINAMAY STRAW

Sinamay is the fibre of the leaves of an Abaca plant -  The fibre has been used for clothing, teabags and furnishings for many years. It was first marketed worlwide as Millinery straw in early 1990's. A great selection of coloured and printed machine woven pre-stiffened sinamay is available from both suppliers in the Hat Academy…

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CINEMA VINTAGE HATS

The 1930's were the "Golden Age of Hollywood" as cinema moved from silent movies to colour and sound. The legacy of these old movies is a record of the fashion of that era, including hat styles.
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FLORALS RETURN

When was the last time someone special in your life gave you a bunch of flowers?  Women love flowers - guys if you want to conquer her heart this you need to know.

What a better way to express your love of flowers but by wearing them.

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HATS & HAIR

The Duchess of Cambridge has adapted her hair style to suit her hat of the day. Should you determine the hairstyle first….or decide on the hat style and work hair challenge out once hat is complete. What are your hair tips especially if you have long hair like Kate?  

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Cinema VINTAGE hats

The 1930's were the "Golden Age of Hollywood" as cinema moved from silent movies to colour and sound. Amazingly this transition was taking place during the Great depression of the early 30's.

Actresses such as Claudia Colbert, Vivien Leigh, Myrna Loy and Greer Garson all appeared on screen as glamorous ladies in a world far removed from the day to day realities of the early…

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Florals millinery return



When was the last time someone special in your life gave you a bunch of flowers? Women love flowers - guys if you want to conquer her heart this you need to know. What a better way to express your love of flowers but by wearing them.

Yes Florals are back- in fabric print, jewellery  and as embellishments for Hats and Headpieces. For almost a decade feathers &…

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STEPHEN JONES STUDIO VISIT

Stephen Jones shares how his clients have influenced his designing adding lightness, freshness, fantasy & elegance and chats why he'd love to craft a hat for Michelle Obama. Enjoy the latest from Stephen Jones on this video

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COCKTAIL HEADPIECES

Lynda has shared some of her pieces this week in PinBoard. Our favourite is this …

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RUFFLE SOME FEATHERS

Distinctive Accessories and Hatters Millinery Supplies have a great variety of feathers in many colours and styles. Check lesson requirements firstly in …

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FASCINATOR SIDE?

On which side do you wear a Fascinator or Headpiece. This Headpiece could be worn on either the right hand side or the left hand side. Which do you think is best? 

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BLOCKING FELT IN NEW YORK

In this video you will note some commercial methods of felt hat construction. The Milliner is using String instead of elastic – this was the system years ago before elastic was available. Vintage blocks often have a shallow gutter at base for this purpose.…

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