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SPRING SALE EVA FLOWERS

Celebrate the start of Spring Racing season with 20% off Eva Foam Flowers course.
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MILLINER: ROBERTA SIMPSON

Sometimes a hats can take on a story of their own especially when the hat is photographed in a dreamy field of tall grass in Glasgow, Scotland. This enchanting little hat finished with delicate white veiling could be seen on a bride or guest at a wedding or even a day at the races! It has a gorgeous feminine feel that makes it suitable for any occasion. Roberta's passion for millinery comes…

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FOTF: MELISSA BARNES

Melissa Barnes is a jack of all trades and master of many, which makes it all the more exciting for her recent State FOTF win! This win not only sees her entering the National Competition automatically in the top 10 of Australia but it has also inspired her to follow her long held passion of starting a racing fashion themed Boutique. Whilst Melissa has been a very much admired…

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Thermoplastic Millinery Course

Thermoplastics will change the way you create headwear. Explore new possibilities in millinery!
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NATALJA INTERVIEW

For Natalja, founder of the creative studio, ArtLuja, millinery is the perfect combination of art and skill and has inspired her to collaborate with other artists in Latvia. Being a somewhat small country, millinery is not a very prominent art form or profession so for Natalja, Hat Academy has been a great resource to combine with her existing creative skills. As you can see, she has her own…

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Millinery Design Award: Ian Bennett Interview

UK Milliner Ian Bennett was applauded by milliners, racegoers and the judges as his headpiece “Fireworks" took out the Millinery Award on Oaks Day, during the 2016 Spring Racing Carnival at Flemington, Melbourne, Australia.

Congratulations on your sensational multicoloured headpiece, ‘Fireworks’ which took out the Millinery Design Award…

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THE SPINDLE: FACE SHAPES PART ONE

As a milliner you have probably heard people say from time to time "Hats don't suit me!" Or something along those lines... but the truth is... hats are for everyone! It's simply just a matter of finding the right style!

As we all know there are more styles of hats than there are face shapes and so it only seems fitting that one compliments the other! In the first of a two part series we show the first three…

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Moji Gersh Interview

Moji Gersh from Rana Hats believes that a well made hat starts with quality materials and this is something that should never be compromised. Having a father in the fabric business has had a crest influence on her love of different materials, their composition especially organic materials with scluptural qualities including straw, felt, fur, veiling and lace. As you can see front the featured…

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NEW COURSE RENDEZVOUS WITH HATS

Master milliner Diana Cavagnaro is excited to share all her hands on methods to create four different styles of headwear. Learn to make a tailored boater hat and an elegant picture hat based on buckram using flat pattern methods. Winter style is all about a comfortable felt hat made all in one using a flange brim…

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THE SPINDLE: PHOTO FUNDAMENTALS

The first of our Spindle learning series covers how to best capture your millinery creation with photography no matter your experience or camera, thanks to the talented Cessiah Henderson.…



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FOTF: ALICE BRIGHT

When this beautiful smiley faced blonde first stepped onto the stage at her local Race Day in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, little did she know she was taking her first steps into a world of creativity, friendship and beautiful things. Working in the corporate world was far from aligned with her love of fashion and dressmaking so when she finally found a place to showcase her creative hobby…

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Royal Ascot 2017

Flick through the collection of Hat Academy members photos from the fun and frills of Royal Ascot!
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Milliner: Forme Millinery

Louisville is home to the Kentucky Derby and of course, amazing hats and this piece by Formé Millinery is no exception. This gorgeous parisisal piece in multiple shades of grey features a big derby brim, floaty grey peacock tail feathers and some rouched grey fabric for a little extra detail. Not only does Jenny Pfanenstiel create beautiful hats like these she prides herself on using…

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MAA Design Award 2017



The MAA Design Award is now well underway! Congratulations to all those who entered. Judges Rose Hudson and Phillip Rhodes have selected 10 finalists including the winner and runner up. We are thrilled to announce the 10 finalists:

Rachel Henry | Di Robertson

Felicity Northeast | Sandy Aslett

Wendy Louise…

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Marge Illane Interview

For Marge Illane, coming from the small country of Estonia has had its many challenges, however nothing has been able to deter her creative desires and passion for making something out of nothing and using unusual and unconventional materials. As you can see, Marge loves to challenge the norm and she has used her innovative millinery skills by incorporating…
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New Product Kit

This kit contains all the specific materials you will need to use whilst learning from the new Millinery Essentials Course. House of Adorn are offering this bundle at a specially reduced price with FREE worldwide shipping.

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New Essentials Course

Refresh your skills or learn something new. Now save 40%, receive 2 free lessons, a certificate plus materials kit and hat block discounts.
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MILLINER: KATIE ALLEN

Milliner Katie Allen from Lifted Vintage has a Costume and Technology major, and therefore has formed most of her milliner skill set with vintage, theatrical period pieces in mind. Whilst she is still very inspired by past eras, her skills, like her designs are taking on a more modern fashion forward approach. As you can see here in the featured image, Katie has used window pane or…

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MILLINER: KELLY LOUISE DESIGNS

After starting out at millinery in Brisbane in 2010, Kelly Louise Designs has grown from strength to strength. Kelly now works from her home studio in Cairns in North QLD, Australia and you can see that the warm, tropical climate has certainly had an influence on her bold, vivacious designs. A perfect example of this is seen in this image where a bunch of brilliant, firework like…

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SHARON PANOZZO INTERVIEW

For milliner Sharon Panozzo it all started with a baby niece and some beautiful handmade doll hats. Like many milliners from the moment she started, she would not stop. Millinery was a way for Sharon to switch off her academic mind, unwind an unleash her creative energy. An example of Sharon's dedication to her craft can be seen in this beautiful hat. A pink straw braid cloche trimmed…
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