Featured Blog Posts – September 2013 Archive (39)

MILLINER: VINTAGE VELVETEEN

This vintage inspired percher hat by Christa Clarkfeatures luxurious swathed velveteen covering the dome crown. It is completely hand stitched in the traditional way and exudes a romantic feel of a former era. A gorgeous vintage satin ribbon in mottled tones of grey and black surrounds the base of the crown and…

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DISCUSSION: MILLINERY STORE

How many of you have a public store/studio?
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MILLINER: MUM AND I

Aliness Mumba from South Africa is young and passionate about life. Her hats make her feel glamorous and add character to whatever she wears. Why wouldn't you share your hats with your mum. Here we have two elegant…

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Milliner: COLLECTIBLE CLOCHES

Hats are fun and gorgeous. SilverHill Creative of USA has a true flair with cloche styling. With a background in graphic design and make-up artistry her ability to combine styling and colours comes so easily. The hand hemmed edging has a perfect finish with no dimpling. The traditional grosgrain ribbon band with a beaded trim…

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EVENT: HATS & HIGH TEA

Aspiring milliner and Hat Academy student Susie Richards is launching her first Spring Collection at a Hats & High Tea event on Sunday 22nd September to raise funds for Independent Living Toowoomba Youth. All invited!…



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DISCUSSION: MISS FISHER

Is anyone else as besotted with Phryne Fisher from the ABC series Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries?
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WATCH: Robyn Coles Collection

Behind the scenes of Robyn Coles Millinery SS14 Collection photoshoot.
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MILLINER: FEEL FEMININE

Peaches & cream is all about feeling so feminine. This delicious hatinator has been sculptured by Noeleen Kish. The Jin Sin strawcloth was blocked over a buckram base and the sculptured wrap bound with a braid. Girls love pearls so the pearl trim gives it that final touch. Noeleen's move to Hong…

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HAT HINTS - FABRIC THREAD DIRECTION

Always check the thread quality in your fabric. If the weft thread which goes from weft to right is thicker than the Warp thread how do I position the fabric on the crown or brim?
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WATCH: Milliner interview

Chat with hat maker John Shevlin about his Irish hats.
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MILLINER: STRAW COMBO

Combine sinamay straw and silk Abaca and the result is stunning. With a perfect finish like this Hatinator, word will soon get around about the work of Canberra milliner Lucy Hoolihan. She is working on her newly established business around her schedule as a new mum. Keep creating individual designs like this Lucy & you will be very…

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DISCUSSION: PHOTO SHOOT ADVICE

Tips on planning a bridal collection shoot?
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MILLINER: CAP-TURING

Classy caps are the speciality of Gilboa Caps. The selection of fabrics makes them stand out in the crowd. These caps are always comfortable, practical & fun to wear. Hats are not just for race day or weddings as this range is the great addition for wearing all year round.…

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HAT HINTS: LINING ADVICE

A neat finish which includes an internal lining and headband are essential for your Couture headwear - it helps to set your work apart from imported pieces.
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WATCH: SPRING IS HERE

Melbourne spring fashion week kicks off with a David Jones racewear catwalk.
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MILLINER: STRIKES A CHORD

Don't you love the blocking of this particular hat, this red parisisal straw hat displays an unusual crown & twisted brim. It strikes a chord! Swedish milliner Louise Bjornram completed internships with Philip Treacy in London and Ellen Christine Millinery in New York. Such training now sets her apart in her design…

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MILLINER: BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE

Butterflies in full flight bring this cocktail hat by Anna Zhakova to life. Anna markets her headwear under the "Zhaki Hats" label in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Her work is highly sort after and included in fashion shows.  …

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MILLINER: SPRING BLOOMS

The Biretta & Busby Hatmaker Company is an Australian Millinery business set to wow the stage at Fashions on the Fields events around Australia this Spring. Both cocktail hats feature the brilliance of flowers that bloom in the Spring. In their beautifully co-ordinated hats & outfits the girls are enjoying…

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MILLINER: OUTLET IN THE OUTBACK

The Australian outback is the backdrop for one milliners passion to bring avant-garde fashion to those who live in isolation on sheep & cattle stations in arid regions of Australia. The old rusted corrugated iron shed covered in red dust is the perfect location for Felicity's latest shoot. Watch out for this "Milliner on…

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