September 2012 Blog Posts (51)

Spring Racing Fashion Shoot

Our goal for this shoot was to create some beautiful images using our millinery and accessible fashion. We wanted the images to be soft & sweet reflecting the pastels and structured lines of Spring 2012/13. Thanks have to go to all our amazing contributors that helped make the shoot a reality.

Millinery: Marilyn Van den Berg…

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FEATHERS FOR THE BRIDE

Every bride wants to be the bride of the moment. Due to minimal colour options Bridal headwear requires renewed creativity to make that difference.Learn to create your own feathers using bridal fabric. Make matching headpieces for bridesmaids in their fabric to create a stunning bridal ensemble. 
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Crinoline Creation

Dianne Barbour lives in rural Australia but has taken the opportunity to learn Millinery at classes in her local Community Centre. This example of Dianne's work, a crinoline and hand tooled rose would look amazing as a Bridal Headpiece.
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CAULFIELD DESIGN AWARD

Caulfield Whitehouse Institute of Design Award provides a unique forum for Australia’s finest designers to showcase their signature spring race wear designs. All public entrants in the People’s Choice Award will go in the draw to win an exclusive pamper package!
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Racing fashion fan

Kathleen Lisson chats with Faces of Caulfield ‏finalist Kelly Bannister on her love of hats and the races. "I think wearing a hat really brings a level of sophistication to an outfit."

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Richness of fur felt

The feel and look of deep rich fur felt engages the eye as we view this luxurious Aubergine fur felt Fedora created by New York Milliner, Janet Sikirica. Inspired by her mothers love of hats, Janet now specializes as a felt fibre artist. 
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Poor Milliner's Steamer

As a new milliner, my craft/obsession needs to support itself.  That means that my equipment/supply fund can be a little lean.  I can be found daily digging through drawers, my husband's tool box, kitchen cabinets, flatware drawers, my potting shed, even my grandaughter's toy box looking for something, anything really that can be used to replace actual millinery tools.

Recently, while canning this year's harvest, and pondering the need for a steamer, the jiggling of the pressure…

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COLLECTOR PASSION

Hat lover Vanessa Gore shares her passion shows us her favourite hats in her collection and why she loves them. She also presents how to  to wear a variety of headpieces for different hairstyles and occasions.

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HEADWEAR ARTIST

London based Milliner Linda Mirembe makes creative headwear which sells internationally. She loves colour and uses everyday items to theme her creativity.

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SELLING HATS

Kathleen Gaffey asks "Where does everyone sell their hats? I do have an Etsy store which has been nice, but I haven't found any other niche. Opening my own store is out of the question for many reasons."

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Imagination with emotion

"Soy Como Soy" milliner Christiane of Germany has an international market for her simply stunning headwear. "My mission is to create something that is worth to possess, a project that is able to generate a level of attention based on emotion"
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HAT HINTS - TRIM BALANCE

Keep your eye out for a new regular feature to hit the Headlines called "Hat Hints". Informative video clips containing all tried & proven Milliner's tips. This weeks hint is "Trim Balance" being a clip from the upcoming lesson on Headpieces.
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Feather Flamboyance

"Discover your inner flamboyance in Linda Ford Millinery" is Linda's mission statement. "Poison arrow" gets to the point – dare to be flamboyant!

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BRIM TECHNIQUES

Learn to redesign a basic Brim to enhance styling in three different ways - Insert, Spot & Shot. Lesson modules include: Add A Striped Panel, Shot Coloured Brims, Add Sensational Spots.

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Eye for Detail

London Milliner Jodi McFayden shares her secret of success – an eye for detail. She chooses the best in fabric with a fine finish.



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DIFFERENT TAKE

Think out side the square like Phillip Treacy. Is there a market for Hats that reach a new level of thinking, what type of customers buy such?  Have you any pics of fascinators or hats that dare to be different?
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Sophistication personified

Here comes the bride and everyone's eyes focus on her face adorned with such a stunning piece. Irish milliner Edel Staunton desires to enhance the outfit with an air of sophistication.
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Philip Treacy Fitting

Step inside the Philip Treacy studio and watch the fitting of his spring/summer 2013 show including millinery creations and Michael Jackson's costume collection.

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OUR SEWING MACHINES

We are very reliant on our sewing machine as Milliners. If only it had a magnetic snip holder and in built pin cushion, I would spend less time chasing them or picking up! James Wood has come up with a solution.
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On with the show

Theatre allows your millinery to go beyond the norm. Such is US milliner Carla's experience when commissioned to create a headpiece for the stage production "Far Away". The audience would have been mesmerised with this piece. 
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