July 2014 Blog Posts (30)

FLOWER MAKING ACCOLADE

Andrew shares his affinity for the French Flower Making classes.



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MILLINER: TIFFANY AREY

Pennsylvania Milliner Tiffany Arey creates Three–dimensional works of art that completely transform the outfit. This custom dyed sinamay hat with hand embroidered binding in cornflower blue is trimmed on the underside with flowers fashioned from hand painted ribbon in shades of white, periwinkle and dark…

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DISCUSSION: CONLINE STORE LISTINGS

Bridget asks: “How long should you keep a millinery item listed?”
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MILLINER: KATHARINA LEHRKINDER

Katharina Lehrkinder from Austria is working hard to establish her own label at her shop based in Vienna. She offers bespoke millinery as well as a rent-a-hat-service. Millinery crossed Katharina’s path at Fashion School and she felt hats invited her into their world. GeorgeB Shaw once said, “Some…

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WATCH: ROYAL LEGO MILLINERY

The Queen's hat maker, Rachel Trevor-Morgan, has been drafted in to give the royals at Legoland Windsor's Miniland a makeover.

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MILLINER: NATALJA

In the past few years, Latvian fashion has been experiencing true prosperity - well-known designers create stunning new works while new talents gradually take the stage on catwalks in Japan and USA. Their clothing and accessories combine Latvian traditions with the latest world trends. Hat Academy student…

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CHECK OUT: Milliner Map

Looking for a milliner to create your new bespoke millinery piece? Take a look at the Milliner Map to find a hat maker in your area.
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WATCH: SILK ABACA STARTING POINT

Join talented Award winning Millinery Tutor Amanda Macor as she shares her secrets on how to work with her passion, lustrous silk abaca.

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NEW TUTOR: AMANDA MACOR

Hat Academy welcomes new Tutor, Amanda Macor of Cairns, Australia. Amanda specialises in creating bold line and design headpieces using Silk Abaca. This stunning Silk Abaca headpiece saw her win the Crown Oaks Ladies Day Fashion on the Field Award in 2012 but the real highlight was when she chatted to…

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DISCUSSION: COCKTAIL HAT LESSON

Marianne Lewis shares: "I have constructed other cocktail hats based on sinamay shapes, but the construction techniques offered in the "Cocktail Hat" series lesson really helped me…

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MILINERY: MELISSA GLIM

Melissa Glim regularly shares her hat photos with us all on Hat Academy but this one features Melissa herself wearing a special hat she created for a community parade in Vermont USA - “The Strolling of the Heifers” Like many…

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SILK ABACA PRODUCT KIT

Silk Abaca in nineteen fabulous colours is available for your favourite colour choice when you purchase the Silk Abaca Product Kit to use in latest lessons on Silk Abaca by Millinery Educator,…

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Kentucky Derby contest winner.

Hat design by Celeste Couture Hats. will be on exhibit at Kentucky Derby Museum until June 2015

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MILLINER: FINKA MENDOCINA

It takes a lot of planning and much courage to step out and set up a hat display at a Fashion Market. This was the step “Finka Mendocina” milliner, Bettina from California took to expand her market opportunity.  With such a prominent sign and a pretty model to display her hats no wonder she has…

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MILLINER: SHURIE SOUTHCOTT

Everything Shurie Southcott creates is a little bit Victorian but big in funkery. Why shouldn’t it be when you work as consulting milliner for a steampunk clothing store in California. How unique is this “Octo-Bowler" made from snakeskin Faux leather. No spot gluing in Shurie’s work as she was…

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BEGINNERS BLOCK BUNDLE

This bundle from Blocks By Design , consisting of Dome, Brim, and Collar, has all the blocks you will need to complete Beginner Course and will become your fundamental hat blocks for your millinery career.

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MILLINER: CAREN STEVENSON

“Once upon a time I was a Zara skirt” Have you discovered such unique resources in your local Thrift Shop? Caren Stevenson of Maleny, Queensland spotted this skirt in her local Op Shop and before one of her daughters could claim it she created this classic cocktail hat. It has such an old world feel…

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DiSCUSSION: VINTAGE HAT BLOCK

What styles of headwear would you use this block for?
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MILLINER: SHELAGH PICTON

Congratulations to Shelagh Picton, a finalist in the Merseyside Woman of the Year Competition and the winner for “Best Start up Business 2014”.  Through persistence and perseverance Shelagh has won through as millinery only came into her life a few years ago. Shelagh has added to her skills through…

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WATCH: BEHIND THE SCENES

Behind the scenes with Loreta Corsetti millinery.
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