July 2013 Blog Posts (51)

MILLINER: PERFECT PATTERN

A beautiful patterned fabric is the feature of this cocktail hat created by Izabela Sutarzewicz of Poland. Her love of wearing hats led her to hat making. Fashionistas in Poland love chic styling and Izabela's millinery readily attracts customers.…

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ALBUM: BESPOKE AND HEADWEAR

Each piece from SB Millinery is created from hand selected sinamay which is then transformed through dying, manipulation, embellishment and stitch to create a form, which is a piece of art itself.

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Hat Classes: Loops as trim

Loops & twirls add movement to the trim but they need to be strengthened to retain form. All the techniques are included in this lesson as well as how to create straw loops.
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WATCH: BARBARA HELIODORA

The handmade process of assembling a headband made ​​by artisan Barbara Heliodora.
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MARKETPLACE: Silk Double Rose

A stunning double rose bridal headpiece made from the finest quality silks, attaches to a headband and has 3 dangling beaded drops in a combination of silver beads and silver lined extra long bugle beads. Perfect for the bride who wants something modern and unusual.…

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MILLINER: SILK SHINES

This turquoise silk abaca flower has been hand dyed along with the silk abaca ruffle and has been attached to a pari base.The shine on the silk abaca makes it such a beautiful component to work with in millinery. Kelly…

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LAST DAYS: HEADLINES COMPETITION

Attention Hats Off Brisbane delegates don't forget to use your Button Block to enter our Headlines competition. Refer to provided flyer in your registration bag for details on how to access lesson and enter the comp to go in the running to win a hat box, hat blocks and…

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News: LIVING THE DREAM LIFE

Chris Harris of QLD is doing something we all dream about. She is travelling around the country and pursuing her interest in Fashion in her free time. They have worked tirelessly to achieve this and as a…

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MILLINER: READY FOR THE LINKS

It is beautiful weather to be out & about especially if you love playing Golf. Kathleen Gaffey of Illinois USA has everyone on the link looking very stylish in her seagrass and sisal based golf hats and visors. This one is covered in pale blue silk. She believes in the functionality of hats but makes each piece…

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WATCH: MILLINERY AS SCULPTURE

Dee Hall presents a guided tour of the Millinery Arts Coalition exhibit at the Box Gallery in Akron, Ohio.
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MILLINER: BRILLANT BLUE

London milliner Maggie Wybranska admits hats have changed her life and she is 100% passionate &committed to her millinery business. Her creativity with felt always has a special appeal. This stunning cocktail hat with a felt & feather trim is a fine example of her craftsmanship - fit…

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MILLINER: GRAND ENTRANCE

A touch of Audrey Hepburn is evident as the model makes a grand entrance in this hand sewn Vintage tall topper with an extra wide brim. Sharon Morgan, UK creates large or small pieces all with a creative bespoke appeal. She is happiest working traditionally with wooden blocks in a cloud of steam moulding fur felt…

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Marketplace: Sculptural Headpiece

Hand blocked red wool headpiece, this one of a kind hat is sculptural and easy to wear. The hand sculpted hat is decorated with two quills that are painted with red and white stripes, a small tuft of red veiling, and a small swirl of red wool.…

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MILLINER: CUT & CURL

With a curl & a swirl Jane Ryder's hats allow you to go on flights of whimsy. Originally from UK but now based in Louisiana USA, Jane is making her mark in fashion millinery & theatrical headwear. She is a friend to the stars for whom she designs. Her recent success was evident at a runway in Artspace, Shreveport. “Au…

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TOOLS: FRENCH FLOWER MAKING

Now available: Basic flower making tools kit. Half ball head for quick heating, Stainless steel shaft, three Brass ball head, Stainless steel blade, Ratstail & hook, Handy pouch for tool storage. For use with electric iron for safety. Designed for Hat Academy French Flower making lessons.…

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EVENT: MILLINERS OF ETSY SHOW

Thanks to Amanda Joyner and Andrea Blohm, we take a behind the scenes look at the recent The Hat And The Little Black Dress fashion show.

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MILLINER: OVER THE MOON

Johanna Guerin trained under the tutelage of renowned Australian milliner, Elizabeth R. She developed and refined her skills in the traditional methods of model millinery and blocking, which gave her the foundations on which to create her own millinery style whilst further developing her interest in costume and soft-prop…

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ALBUM: THE CLOCHE HAT

Patriciana Drew give us an experience into cloche encounters of the millinery kind.
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Delmar California Opening Race Day Hat Competition 2nd place Most Glamorous Louisa Voisine Millinery July 17 contest

I recently entered the Delmar Opening Race Day in California Hat Contest. It is the Kentucky Derby of the West Coast and I have never seen so many hats in one place other than the Kentucky Derby.

There was a great deal of competition and I was thrilled with the outcome. My design came in at 2nd place in…

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MILLINER: LADYBIRD DON'T FLY AWAY HOME

This creative Ladybird hat of silk, lace and velvet quilted wings made its appearance recently in the Fashions on the Field finals at the Ipswich Cup, Australia. Worn & created by Hat Academy student Alison Buchanan it caught the eye of all, including the local politician who admired her creativity. Alison has the ability to think…

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