November 2013 Blog Posts (34)

Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington racecourse by Designer – Emily Jean

There are very few horse races around the world that grip a nation and capture the public imagination quite like the Melbourne Cup. It is a week long racing festival with the highlight being the Melbourne Cup race. It happens on the first Tuesday of November when the entire country comes to a standstill to watch the top thoroughbreds in the world go head to head to for a $3.6 million purse. This year I was delighted to attend the popular race meet at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne…

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WATCH: DAVINA LYNCH

Interview with Irish milliner Davina Lynch.
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ALBUM: ONE OF A KIND

Take a look at this album by Mary Walkupmarvellous millinery perfect for Church Hats, Tea Hats or for that special occasion.

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DISCUSSION: THERMOPLASTICS?

Has anyone has been using the new thermoplastics in their work?
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MILLINER: IVANA HOWCROFT

This bright sunshine yellow cloche will brighten up a cold winters day. Ivana Howcroft has mastered working with felts to create uniquely styled headwear. In her studio at Rutlandshire, UK you can find a selection of casual and couture millinery headwear from special occasion headpieces to fedoras and cloches.all…

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NEW: GIFT CARDS

Shopping for someone else but not sure what to give them? Share the gift of hat making, kickstart a millinery journey with a Hat Academy Gift Card!
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ALBUM: GIRLS DAY OUT

Millinery student Ashley Graham loves hats as they can add a sense of fun, help express your personality and just show off your natural beauty.

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WATCH: PHILIP TREACY ON ISABELLA BLOW

Blow's close friend Philip Treacy discusses her unwavering kindness and the crucial role she played in discovering and mentoring him.
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MILLINER: LOUISA VOISINE

Hats must bring out the lady in every woman is the mission of Las Vegas Milliner, Louisa Voisine. Sense this passion with her white ribbon saucer style. She has trimmed this hat with delicate organza and silk roses including peek-a-boo roses under the brim – so feminine and so elegant. …

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MILLINER: APPLIQUE ART

Applique work in millinery can be painstaking. Admire the detailed work of UK milliner, Jain Kidsley. This hat features two tone black and grey applique flowers joined by tambour beading. This may have been an experimental exercise for Jain but the result is so elegant and tasteful ready for any season or occasion.…

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ALBUM: FUN AND FLIRTATIOUS

"Butterfly Tea Party" is all about spring colour. Twelve gorgeous butterflies have gathered on this emerald green feather tree which has been attached to a handblocked sinamay base covered with stunning green silk abaca.

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WATCH: ISABELLA BLOW: FASHION GALORE!

Ruth Hogben's stunning fashion film features pieces from Isabella Blow's wardrobe.
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HAT CLASSES: MAKE YOUR OWN FLOWERS

With floral trending in fashion currently, customers will love your styling. Purchase flower tools together with the French Flower Making lesson to gain complete knowledge on creating florals for your millinery.

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DISCUSSION: MELBOURNE CUP TRENDS?

Which colours and style trends do you think stood out in the crowd this season?
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MILLINER: LA COQUITO

Celebrate the work of Tomas Montoya, a milliner from Columbia. Sense the adventure, colours and excitement from his homeland in South America. His label “La…

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ALBUM: SHUNYATA HEADDRESSES

A collection of headdresses Genevieve Amelia has made for her label 'Shunyata' using several materials and techniques  learnt over the years. From hand-dyeing feathers, fine art, sculpting feathers, macerating and preparing skulls and bones, jewellery-making techniques, preserving animal remnants such as wings, construction techniques…

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WATCH: NERIDA FRAIMAN

Londoner Nerida Fraiman launched her Fashion Accessories label in 1997 following a two-year apprenticeship with Philip Treacy. As apprentice to the Couture Collections, and as Head of Production for the ready to wear collection, it was here that she perfected the craft of millinery.…

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MILLINER: JO PETERSON

The final day for Melbourne Spring racing is Emirates Stakes Day, when the children can join in the fashion on the field look. How lovely for new milliner, Jo Peterson to go along with her daughter to enjoy the fashion fun, wearing Jo’s latest creations. After a few lessons Jo is enjoying this new found creative world…

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WaTCH: MELBOURNE CUP VIDEOS

Watch all the fashion and millinery prestige from last weeks Melbourne Cup Day celebrations in this collection of videos.

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MILLINER: LEATHER MYSTIQUE

This sculpted & blocked leather cocktail hat by Emily Minikem of Melbourne, Australia displays her ability to work with leather. Cutting and curling the leather keeps the design simple but  with a touch of mystique. With her training in art, design and fashion she combines all the elements of pattern making, design,…

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