Featured Blog Posts – January 2014 Archive (36)

CHECK OUT: POPULAR DISCUSSIONS

Have you say or research for your next creation with this collection of popular millinery discussions.
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HAT CLASSES: CREATIVE CROWNS

This tutorial outlines a system to create a double crown and includes how to cut away a portion of the crown to expose the trim concept. When the hat design has a measure of intrigue the customer will give it the second glance and possible purchase. Double crowns with hidden trims will do just that. 

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ALBUM: BAUBLES & WHATNOTS

Maureen Swiertz combines her three favourite things: sculpture, fashion and hand-sewing to create her millinery pieces.

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HAT BLOCKS: DELICIOUS DISC BLOCK

The Delicious hat block creates a contemporary upturned disc hat. Crown shape is moulded in the block to allow the hat to sit on the head with out a base.

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WATCH: LONDON FASHION PARADE

London Fashion Parade Nomi Ansari collection featuring Lisa Jayne Millinery hats.

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Supplies: Abaca Silk Fabric

This fabric/cloth is made with abaca fibers interwoven with silk threads, and is very finely and closely woven. Similar to Jinsin it can create wonderful curved/circular designs through flexing the fabric vertically, however Abaca Silk is much lighter and softer than Jinsin allowing for more movement and flexibility. It is often used in…

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MILLINER: ADORN COLLECTION

Another great twist to sinamay in Melissa Barnes latest  Adorn collection. Clean, uncluttered lines in design attract you to this piece. Worn with a basic blue or white outfit the wearer would stand out in the crowd. Your hats are pure class Melissa!  …

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HAT CLASSES: WORKING WITH PARISISAL

A return to this traditional straw has excited milliners. Your customers will enjoy your parisisal hats & headwear as they are lightweight with complete sunblock. 
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DISCUSSION: HORSEHAIR QUESTION?

If anyone could tell me what it is and where I might find / treat it that would be lovely!
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MILLINER: ENAY SILVA

Brazilian Fashion student Enay Silva has been drawn to millinery and loving the creativity as it allows her to be the goddess or character she chooses. This simple fascinator with pleated sinamay is so flattering with a soft feminine look.…

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WATCH: GREAT GATSBY INSPIRED

A short fashion film inspired by "The Great Gatsby". The concept for the video plays on time, and how it is to wait for the one you love. How long would you ... Featuring hats by Lisa Jayne Millinery…

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MILLINER: HAT LOVER TURNED MILLINER

Hat lover turned milliner, Ashleigh Myles of Dublin, Ireland has been learning through Hat Academy over the last 12 mths and excelling with her designs and finish. Using the Mini Pillbox block along with the…

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ALBUM: CANVAS FOR CREATIVITY

Elsie Collins adores hats because "They are a blank canvas for creativity, and no two are ever alike. They transform the wearer, and in my opinion, complete the outfit".

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DISCUSSION: TOOL SUGGESTIONS?

Of all the equipment & tools you use which one would you suggest to a beginner milliner as the top priority to purchase?
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WATCH: ANISS INTERVIEW

Watch a television interview with the winner of the Millinery Award 2013 Myer Fashions on the Field.
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MILLINER: DELICATE CLUSTER

Titled “Floral Wreath” this styling with a delicate cluster of hand made flowers on a band has become the phenomenon in headwear globally. It is easy to wear if attached to a headband and flowers are so much the lady. Modystka La…

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