All Blog Posts Tagged '#millineryinterview' (55)

Lauren Ritchie Interview

Lauren Ritchie has been privileged to train in house under leading Melbourne Milliner and International Tutor, Louise Macdonald. Lauren's striking styling always has a touch of the dramatic, having made headwear for ABC “Miss Fischer Murder Mysteries” along with stage and opera productions. 

What do you love most about Millinery?

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Irene Yip Interview

Hong Kong Milliner Irene Yip has had an interest in fashion and creative crafts for many years and discovering Millinery when she was working in creative media was a perfect transition in her career. Irene has embraced traditional millinery blocking techniques with a delicate handmade touch to all her trims and flowers. Discover her millinery journey.

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Charmaine Mitchell Interview

What do you love most about millinery?

I like how hats and headpieces evolve during the making. When I am making them I will often have ideas that can change and improve the original idea.

How did you get into millinery?

I decided I wanted to make my own hat for Royal Ascot. My first DIY hat was quite nice, but I realised that I couldn’t execute my…

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Kelly Hill Interview

Mastering a perfect finish is essential for Milliner, Kelly Hill even when she allows the artist within to sculpture and reconfigure the straws, crinoline and feathers. Marketing under her Label "Kelly Louise Designs” she works from her studio in Cairns, North Queensland with her headwear in demand locally and beyond.



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Victoria Jane Interview

Victoria Jane of Melbourne may be extremely busy preparing headwear for the upcoming Melbourne Cup Season but it is the uniqueness and elegance of each piece that sustains her passion. She can’t wait to see the smile of gratitude on her clients face as her special headpiece or hat gives the simplest of outfits a fresh sparkle this Spring. 

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Sophie Allport Interview

Talented young milliner, Sophie Allport has based her distinctive styling on her love of using a natural, pliable product with a great variety of colour and texture. Sophie shares her journey with tips on how to develop your unique style of headwear.

What do you love most about Millinery?

I love that since starting millinery I have been able to combine a lot of different aspects…

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MICHAELA TEMPERLI INTERVIEW

Imagine living and working as a milliner just down the road from the Tressa Swiss braid factory and a Swiss Silk weaving mill. Michaela Temperli simply drives half an hour to select product she needs for her beautiful array of headwear she offers to her clients. The Swiss Alps are alive with beautiful chapeau she is creating in her county retreat! 

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Velma Owusu-Bempah Interview

Velma Owusu-Bempah from Accra, Ghana certainly knows how to 'turn the dream into reality' and her millinery journey is so inspiring as she convinces her local clients to embrace elegance, glam and sophistication. Discover what drives her exceptional workmanship quality and design-ability.

What do you love most about millinery?

Personally I see millinery as that…

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Bellinda Haase Interview

For Queensland Milliner Bellinda Hasse, it was a millinery workshop in 2012 with Hat Academy tutor Elaine Mergard

that started her passion for millinery. Bellinda had always been a crafty person however, it was millinery which really opened her eyes to a new way of creatively expressing herself and she has continued to develop her skills, step by step, mastering one technique at a…

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Alisa Fleming Interview

For most newly retired people, life is about slowing down, enjoying taking time doing things they never got to do while they were working a nine to five and just take life one day at a time. This is not the case for Milliner Alisa Fleming. Alisa is taking every opportunity she gets to feed her…

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Melissa Eliott Interview

In the middle of North QLD in a remote part of Australia there Is a place called Winton, where Melissa Elliot runs her clothing boutique and millinery business. Winton is a very dry part of the Australia often drought stricken but funnily enough when we spoke to Melissa her town was flooded in and the roads were all cut out of there! We are sure that Melissa, like may milliners would…

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Agnes Fizzano Interview

It was a trip to Australia that first sparked an interest in millinery for Dutch creative Agnes Fizzano and the rest, as they say is history. Agnes has always been a big lover of accessories and of course millinery being no exception. Although millinery is not particularly popular in the Netherlands, Agnes has made her mark in the bridal industry and has found her true passion. Read on to find out all…

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Katie Allen Interview

Texture, movement and elegance are all part of what makes a good hat and this gorgeous design by Katie Allen has all of these elements in spades. Coming from a costume design background, Katie knows the importance of drama in a hat to help tell a story. The story of the wearer, the milliner and the time in which it exists. Katie's background and love of historic pieces has had a major influence on her…

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BRENDA LUI INTERVIEW

Living in a small regional town is not a limitation for Mackay Milliner, Brenda Lui. Asked to compile a collection for the local Artspace Gallery was another chance to present the best of her brand ‘Crazy Teapot.’ The layout and styles will amaze you. We applaud you Brenda! Photo: @wendellt

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CARRIE JENKINSON INTERVIEW

UK milliner, Carrie Jenkinson knows no limitations to her designs, aspirations and ambition to succeed as a milliner. This new Collection reflects her creative attitude when styling her headwear.  

What do you love most about millinery?

I love that there's so much variety out there, the sky really is the limit in terms of designs. I…

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NATALJA INTERVIEW

For Natalja, founder of the creative studio, ArtLuja, millinery is the perfect combination of art and skill and has inspired her to collaborate with other artists in Latvia. Being a somewhat small country, millinery is not a very prominent art form or profession so for Natalja, Hat Academy has been a great resource to combine with her existing creative skills. As you can see, she has her own…

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Moji Gersh Interview

Moji Gersh from Rana Hats believes that a well made hat starts with quality materials and this is something that should never be compromised. Having a father in the fabric business has had a crest influence on her love of different materials, their composition especially organic materials with scluptural qualities including straw, felt, fur, veiling and lace. As you can see front the featured…

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Marge Iilane Interview

For Marge Illane, coming from the small country of Estonia has had its many challenges, however nothing has been able to deter her creative desires and passion for making something out of nothing and using unusual and unconventional materials. As you can see, Marge loves to challenge the norm and she has used her innovative millinery skills by incorporating…
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SHARON PANOZZO INTERVIEW

For milliner Sharon Panozzo it all started with a baby niece and some beautiful handmade doll hats. Like many milliners from the moment she started, she would not stop. Millinery was a way for Sharon to switch off her academic mind, unwind an unleash her creative energy. An example of Sharon's dedication to her craft can be seen in this beautiful hat. A pink straw braid cloche trimmed…
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INTERVIEW: PAULA SINGLETON

For US milliner Paula Singleton, making hats brings a huge sense of joy and excitement to her life, however nothing truely compares to when a customer comes into her studio, tries on a hat and feels like she's the only one in the world it was made for. Hats are transformative, in mid 2000 when Paula attended a handmade fair and purchased a hat, her life changed forever all because of one…

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