October 2013 Blog Posts (63)

MILLINER: SHARON BAINBRIDGE

Sense the ebb & flow of the water symbolised in this creation by Sharon Bainbridge of Yorkshire, UK. This sea green hat with an elongated tail flowing at the back is suitably titled the Mermaid hat. The soft flowing fabric sparkles with swarovski crystals. This is a prime example of Sharons style -…

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BEGINNER BUNDLE & BLOCKS

Wondering where to start? This bundle gives you the essential techniques for hat making and trimming plus the basic hat blocks to kickstart your millinery journey. A millinery supplies collection for this bundle also available on request.…

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ALBUM: SENSE OF FUN

Millinery by Ashley Graham completes any outfit with elegance. "Hats can add a sense of fun, help express your personality and just show off your natural beauty."

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DISCUSSION: HAT FIRST OR OUTFIT FIRST?

Which suits you, selecting the hat first, or choosing the
outfit first?
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MILLINER: CHESLEY ANTOINETTE

Can you guess what the unusual components are that have been used to create this sculptured headpiece. Chesley Antionette has a passion for art and fashion and combines everyday materials to create  sustainable headwear.  Check out how Chesley uses electrical tape, foam flex, construction fencing, washers, mini…

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MILLINER: LISA SCHAEFER

The Lace and Parisisal straw combination is the favoured millinery component for milliner Lisa Schaefer from Grenfell, NSW. This green and orange lace piece is certainly a show stopper for the Spring racing season.…

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MILLINER: LEAH ROBINSON

Silk Abaca swirls in yellow and black add movement in a simple design. Leah Robinson creates her headpieces to complete her customers outfits. Although she lives in Gatton, a rural town in Queensland, Australia she has been able to capture a hat loving clientele.…

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MILLINER: TIFFANY AREY

Tiffany Arey designs her hats & fascinators as wonderful 3-dimensional pieces of art that will completely transform anyones fashion look. Located in Pennsylvania, USA Tiffany has given life to a simple red disc hat with the bounce of a double bow.

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ALBUM: CUSTOM HEADPIECES

Rowena Reeve's millinery philosophy: "Hats are the best way to make an outfit individual and complete, plus also are the best disguise for a bad hair day!"

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SUPPLIES: DESIGN MASTER SPRAY

Design Master ColorTool Sprays are versatile, fast-drying color delicate enough for use on fresh flowers, yet sturdy for all sorts of surfaces. An ultra-fine mist provides smooth application plus opportunity to create color infused patinas by layering color.…

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MILLINER: GATSBY GLAMOUR

Hats bring our personalities forward in such a unique way. Tatiana Ashakova from Berlin believes this and has designed a Great Gatsby collection. This beautiful beaded snood features a beaded medallion on the forehead which was significant trim in the the 1920's flapper era. With the insight of experience and…

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HAT CLASSES: FEATHER SHAPING

Flat feathers need added dimension to give style to trim so lets twist, curl and cut them so they are more than a filler in the trim process for your creation.
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DISCUSSION: HATS FOR THEATRE

Kristin Silverman created hats for a production of "The Pirates of Penzance" and shares her experience and pics.
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ALBUM: GORGEOUS RACE HATS

Preview the gorgeous array of race hats hand made by Leona Jansene Nowland

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SUPPLIES: STRIPPED COQUE

Stripped Coque Bunches contain 6 individual feathers joined at a base. These feathers have dyed at the tips giving each head a twin tone of colour and oilslick black. These feathers can be bent at the base in order to provide greater spread.…

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MILLINER: EXTRAORDINARY

Leah Cassidy of Wodonga, Victoria Australia knows a hat is the perfect accessory! It can make an ordinary outfit extraordinary!! Just look how her hatinator has transformed a simple dress and given it the wow factor ready for the Melbourne Cup Carninval.…

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DISCUSSION: I LOVE SPRING RACING SEASON BECAUSE?


What do you love about the Spring Racing season?
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ALBUM: TOQUE IN MOTION

This piece from Modystka La dame, is made on straw base toque decorated with flower flakes. Vivid sinamay form on the top set the toque in motion!

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MILLINER: STYLISH PURPLE

The best cheer squad any new milliner could wish for would be her five excited daughters. Caren Stevens daughters love to try them on and all have their favourites. This stylish purple hat is Sheree's favourite and it makes her look sophisticated beyond her years. Enjoy your hats girls!…

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WIN WITH HATOBER!

Share a pic of your Spring Racing hat and outfit to win a $200 gift certificate to spend at Ruby & Leo Simply mention @hatacademy plus use the hashtag #hatober on Instagram. Good…

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