April 2013 Blog Posts (53)


Balancing family time with an infant son and creative time in her studio is a challenge Sydney milliner Jane Ellul and many budding milliners face. Jane started making headpieces for herself and her business took off from there. She has started classes now and loves learning new concepts. Cocktails are her favourite as seen in this photo using a simple…


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Living in Spain and loving life is evident in the creations by Amparo Azorin of Murcia, Spain. She feels good when wearing one of her creations and loves to pass on that "feel good" effect to her clients. This one by one petal bouquet in spring colours will bring a smile to all.

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Vivienne Morgan Millinery scores a hat trick at the Dubai World Cup 2013

Vivienne Morgan Millinery had a very successful first outing at the Dubai World Cup. All three racegoers wearing Vivienne Morgan Millinery hats who entered the Jaguar Style Stakes made it to the final of the Best Dressed Lady category at the Dubai World Cup on 30 March 2013. One Vivienne Morgan Millinery hat, worn by Clare Miller from Abu Dhabi, was also a contender…


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Hat Classes: Reshape Feathers

Learn how to transform biot feathers to add dimension and give style to a trim. Check out more feather techniques in Feather Trim Shaping lesson.
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With the encouragement from her husband and her daughters love of wearing headwear, Beverly Hone launched her label "Lulu Fascinations." Like this piece Bev is always thinking outside the square. She is forever grateful to her mentor, Hester for giving her this real love for millinery & she is now adding to her skills here in…


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Back to Basics: Crowns Simply

This skill is a must as it is the foundation of shaping headpieces for all styles of millinery. Learn how to steam & shape straw to mould around the block then finish off the crown edge to retain the sizing.
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Visual texture holds more interest for the eye than does a smooth, unrelieved surface. We need to add texture in the trim to keep the textural balance to please the observers eye.
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"A Day at the Races Hats" says it all for Katie O'Brien who lives in Brisbane, Australia. She studied Millinery at Mt Gravatt TAFE completing a Certificate 3 and 4 in Millinery. She is now in the process of setting up her millinery business. Katies real love is making fun, stand-out headwear for the races as she can be as creative as she wants to be. This Pillbox is almost flowing in the…


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How do you survive the deadline rush for hats a few weeks before Derby Day, Royal Ascot or Melbourne Cup?
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This hand-dyed lattice sinamay saucer hat with curled feather quills is a perfect expression of individual style by Laura Del Villaggio of Austin, Texas. Laura has worked as a professional milliner since 1999, when she completed the 2 yr Millinery Certificate program at FIT in NYC. She graduated in the Historic Costume & Textiles program (her other passion) but hats ended up being IT!…


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Websites make my millinery brain hurt!

Enduring 4 days of brain numbing copywriting and design work with 2 children under 6 on school holidays and accepting that not a single hat will be made this week means that my opinion of building your website (via a free online template) is NOT worth the hassle and you're better off paying for someone to build you one!

That being said, now that it is finished I am quite thrilled with the result!…


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Today's Woman hat feature

Check out the April 2013 edition of Today's Woman Kentucky Derby issue for some beautiful hats, including one of mine on page 44. Anyone else in this edition? Speak up, so we know which are yours!


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Stackable Plastic Hat Boxes

Hello Everyone

I have been looking for larger plastic stackable hat boxes for some time and had them specially made but had to order a large amount, so if anyone would like to purchase some please contact me.The measurements are 40cm x 40cm x 25cm high.Cheers Janita…


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