I love their transformative ability! How, no matter what kind of day that you're having, you can put on a hat and suddenly you're smiling, walking taller and feeling fabulous.
My name is Christie and I’m a Milliner based in Australia. I work with clients from all over the world creating hats and headwear for weddings, fashion and runway. And I absolutely LOVE my job!
I became a Milliner after studying millinery at the Melbourne School of Fashion then going on to complete my Certificate IV at TAFE. I have since done a number of courses with international master Milliners and started Christie Millinery in 2011.
I’ve had some amazing experiences to date! It’s hard to choose my favourite, but my top 3 would be making a headpiece for Kylie Minogue for her to be photographed for VOGUE for her 50th birthday; collaborating with Australian label CAMILLA and making headwear for all their Australian boutiques and David Jones; and working with Far Fetch creative director Mark Vassallo and VOGUE Australia for their Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival runway show.
I am a passionate advocate for all things Millinery and look forward to hearing more about Hat Academy members Millinery journeys.