July 2012 Blog Posts (44)

TECH TIPS: PHOTO LINKS

Within Hat Academy you can add a link to your photo description to push to your website or an item on your online store or Etsy shop.

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VINTAGE INSIGHT

Rachel, Milliner for the Marilyn Van den Berg Label loves creating hats and fascinators that grab attention and are alluring. She has created this piece using vintage hand tatted lace which is so elegant.

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LONDON HATWALK

The Mayor of London teams up with Grazia magazine for HATWALK, as leading British milliners bring to life some of London’s most iconic statues with dazzling bespoke headwear.

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Hats off to London Hatwalk

Today, as a special one off, Londoners and visitors are waking up to the capital’s most iconic statues reimagined, adorned with breathtaking, bespoke headwear that celebrates the best of British millinery talent.



As part of the visual spectacular that is HATWALK, commissioned by the Mayor of London, in partnership with BT, Grazia magazine, the…

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MALE MILLINER MASTERY

Dublin based milliner Mark Garvie is one of an elite few men who excel in the world of millinery. Celebrate the Jubilee with this striking black lace creation.

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EMILY'S ETSY SHOP

Emily Moe has had great success marketing her elegant hats on Etsy. This beautiful felt hat exhibits her eye for fine detail with a band which is hand loom-beaded. 

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WHAT'S IN A NAME

Your Business name has a long term impact, so we need to choose wisely. A few tips – Easy to say, Easy to spell and Easy to recall. Renee posted a discussion on Labels and Linings.



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STUDENT SENSATION

Graduate Millinery student Nicola Sykes from UK has a fervency to learn and be the Best in Millinery. Enjoy the soft, feminine trim on this hat.

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VIDEO: PRECIOUS CHAPEAU

Stephen Jones chooses 4 special hats from his exhibition "Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones" imagine the care needed to repack…. Gloves on, realigning feathers with a brush, placing in a box designed for each piece. 

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BOUTIQUE OWNER PLUS

Being surrounded by exquisite fashion in her Boutique in Brisbane enables Leanne Goodwin the opportunity to co-ordinate headwear for her clients.

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FACTS TELL BUT STORIES SELL

Editorial is the most effective advertising and it does not have to cost a cent. Our product, the hat  attracts attention especially with a colour pic and hopefully, the journalist will take a photo. Read this recent tabloid article about up-and-coming Australian Milliner Christie Stokes.…

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ISOLATED MILLINERS ACHIEVE

Gaye lives in an isolated area in the Northern Territory, Australia but this does not deter her to stretch her creative talent. She has submitted this piece in the Darwin Show.

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TOP HATS: POPULAR PICS

Want to lose yourself in some inspiring hat creations? Then head to TOP PHOTOS a collection of the weeks most popular photographs collected by the number of views and likes of each snapshot. 

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NEW GENERATION MILLINER

How special for Lauren to be mentored and taught by her Grandmother who has so much knowledge. Her gallery is quite popular among the community members, as showing a style variety of millinery techniques.

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MILLINERY STEAMER

In early years milliners used a kettle on the stove for steam to mould felts & straw but for time efficiency there's nothing like a Jiffy Steamer. Available in the Hat Academy Store…

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ENHANCE WITH EMBROIDERY

Hand Embroidery is often a feature on Vintage Hats. Machine Embroidery developed during the Industrial Revolution. Free Embroidery is the next level and allows you to design without regard to the weave of the underlying fabric. Check out Lesson 12 to add texture and colour to plain sinamay to create a new design…

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LEATHER LOVERS

Leather is a popular medium in millinery but the quality, type and thickness of leather needs to be considered. What is your experience using leather for covering headpiece or for trims?



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HATS FROM GHANA

Co-ordinating hats with the outfit is Therese's speciality. The technique to create her brims displays innovation. Exciting to see worldwide millinery styles! Therese is the first Milliner from Ghana to join Hat Academy.

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ADD YOUR FEED

A simple way to add your blog or Etsy shop on Hat Academy is through your profile with the RSS FEED module. This allows a preview of a list of posts that click through to your full site.



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PERFECT PILLBOX

Pillboxes are loved around the world. This is budding milliner Susan's first piece ever & includes a hand tooled silk rose.

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