June 2014 Blog Posts (25)

MILLINER: MERCEDES CORTEZON

Qué emoción!! We all love the colour and excitement of Spain and this headpiece created by Madrid milliner, Mercedes Cortezon portrays her culture so well. Mercedes customises her headwear with…

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COURSE COMBO DEAL

For the month of June receive a free hat block with any Course purchase! Includes free world wide shipping. Take a look at which Course suits your millinery learning requirements.

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NEW: ADVANCED COURSE PRODUCT KIT

The Advanced Course Product Kit introduces several new millinery components namely Parisisal Straw, Fabric bonding and Crinoline. Each will add a new method of hat creation whether it is a classic cocktail hat or a high flying Hatinator. All the products you will need for…

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MILLINER: MARY TURNER

Do you know a self confessed ‘Accessories Aficionado ‘ (shoes, handbags, scarves, jewellery and hats!)  Mary Turner of Edinburgh confesses this to all of us but it lead to her study in millinery and ultimately launching her own fledgeling business. Mary loves the challenge and the excitement of…

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HAT HINT: FLOWER FOCUS

As you create your own flowers whether from straw or silk what is the most important feature to make an attractive flower?

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DISCUSSION: STALL DESIGN?

Anyone have some ideas for a millinery stall at an event?
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MILLINER: BEAUTY OF HATS

As milliners we are picture framers – framing our clients face to add to their beauty. The London label “Beauty of Hats” embraces this 100%. How beautiful is this felt hat. Such a pretty shade of dusky pink with upsweeping lines in the trim that gives the appearance of graceful elegance. Cutting…

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BUTTON BLOCK WITH COURSE



In June only, 
20% discount on Design Your Own Course plus receive a free button block delivered worldwide!

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MILLINER: DEBRA BRUNNER

Combining her love of crocheting and millinery Debra Brunner of California has designed this fabulous Gatsby styled Toque. Note the row of black crocheting around the upper rim defining the flat tip of the toque. Is it a French word or Spanish?  No it is actually a Arabic word but adapted by the…

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ALBUM: BESPOKE HEADPIECES

Debbie originally trained as a make up artist but then turned her hand to millinery where she feels she has found her true calling! 

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HAT PARADE PROMO?

Presenting a range of millinery in fashion shows?
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MILLINER: ARTRIX LEATHER

Here’s a top hat that the Mad Hatter or Slash would be envious of!  It comes equipped with antique pocket watch with movement, moving clock gears, spinners, and a clock key attached to silver chain finished with a silk hat band and matching lining. Mike Armstrong from Artrix Leather loves…

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WATCH: TREACY ON MILLINERY

Philip Treacy explains some of the processes and creative thinking behind his stunning creations.

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MILLINER: JANITA MCCOY

JaysJewels milliner Janita McCoy took part in a recent Vogue Fashion Shoot at Casino in Northern NSW,  Australia. This is one of her fascinators from her collection. Every element has a tint of purple giving an overall richness to this piece. No wonder her work caught the attention of the…

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THE SPINDLE: PHOTO POST-PROCESSING

Photo: Cessiah Henderson



Milliner and photographer Cessiah Henderson shares how to enhance the look and experiment with your photos.

Post-processing simply…

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VINTAGE: HAT FASHIONS 1930

You will love the use of fabric and lace, all before the era of sinamay.

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MILLINER: RICHARD SCHOLZ

Swedish milliner Richard Scholz designs and creates with a variety of components but is recognised for his work with wood. He never says no to a challenge and production in wood is not as simple as it appears and requires strength in the hands to twist and curl to retain the shaping. This piece…

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ALBUM: THE HAT LADY

Arline M Pozzo has been wearing hats since I was in grade school and believes "Hats make a woman look chic".

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DISCUSSION: WHATS YOUR STUDIO LIKE?

Kylie is looking for some inspiration for studio design.
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