All Blog Posts Tagged '#millineryinterview' (56)

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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Interview: Corina Haywood

For Corina Haywood, millinery is not about following patterns and sticking to strict rules. It is about letting the materials guide you, sculpting them and creating free-form shapes that best utilise their unique qualities and making it a natural and organic process. Corina has been creating her own beautiful millinery since 2001 and her pieces can be found in stores from Japan to New…

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Sally Harper-Kenn Interview

If there is one thing that one can observe from looking over UK milliner, Sally Harper-Kenn hats, it is that: the bigger and bolder the better! Sally relishes in the delight that free form millinery can provide to both herself and her customers, allowing their hats to become an extension of themselves whilst making a bold statement. Sally has found her passion in making hats for racegoers and has enjoyed the success of her customers in many…

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Ilana Meilak Interview

For milliner Ilana Meilak, her ever enduring love affair with hats started from a very young age. Ilana's father was in the business of antiques and for Ilana, growing up around vintage clothing and accessories was always fascinating, however, it was hats that really captivated her young mind. She was so intrigued by the mystery behind them, pondering who the owner might have been and…

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Rita McVinnine Interview

With a flare for design and a love of all things antique, milliner Rita McVinnie from Scotland has been able to combine her lifelong passions to create beautiful things. Each piece Rita makes is truly unique, made from bits and pieces she has collected over time. Using vintage materials ensures that each piece creates a sense of uniqueness for each wearer.

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Andrea Blohm Interview

Working by day as an automotive safety seat engineer where strict rules and guidelines are in place, there is little room left for creativity in the workplace. Milliner Andrea Blohm is able to find a contrast of peace and happiness in the hours outside of work, doing what she loves, creating beautiful things. Andrea loves the freedom and creativity which comes from crafting hats, the subtle characters in the materials and the combinations…

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Julie Herbert Interview

Anyone can tell you that millinery is a combination of techniques, materials and an eye for details. It is a craft where fine lines and small details are the corner stone of what sets true bespoke and store bought pieces apart. Each milliner has their own style, their own mark and each has their own place in the industry. For milliner Julie Herbert, her place has been found in bridal millinery. Her success is going from leaps to bounds…

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Monika Neuhauser Interview

With a foundation of quality materials, a wealth of knowledge and a thirst for creating truely stunning, timeless pieces, New Zealand milliner Monica Neuhauser has found her passion. Originally from Austria, she is forging her way in the millinery industry with a reputation of quality and style. Monica's work is easily recognised as standout spectacles among the crowd at any raceday, wedding or horse show. Read on to find out more about this…

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Helen Tilley Interview

When a high street hat purchase fell to bits before her eyes on the day of her nieces wedding, Helen Tilley decided to take matters in her own hands and learn to make hats herself! Through trial and error she has overcome each obstacle that she has encountered, constantly improving and refining her craft. Helen's designs are incredibly unique and have a way of grabbing attention in a subtle and feminine way like this gorgeous mix of burnt…

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Noeleen Kish Interview

Originally from Ireland, Noeleen has found her true calling since moving to Hong Kong and set up a fantastically successful millinery business. Since following her passion, Nono has achieved incredible recognition including the prestigious Longines Prize for Elegance and as a finalist for the Best Hat at the Jaguar Style Stakes, Dubai. Each piece Noeleen creates exudes style and elegance, transforming the look of any outfit and this featured…

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Dianne Graham Interview

After accidentally falling in love with millinery via a crash course hat making expedition with her friend involving glue guns and store bought flowers, Dianne Graham knew that it was something she wanted to persue further. Her pieces exude femininity, style and are just a touch "Over The Top" as her clever label alludes to. Read on to find out more about Dianne's true love of millinery. 

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Maor Zabar Interview

Taking inspiration from the world around him and adding his own whimsical twist, Maor Zabar's millinery marvels are an absolute visual treat. His most recent collection "Carnivorous Plants" traveled to the other side of the world to be showcased in a New York which has lead to many other opportunities for this talented milliner from Israel. As you can see Maor has utilised both new and traditional millinery techniques to construct this…

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Jill Humphreys Interview

Jill Humphreys is a well recognised Australian milliner, with numerous awards to her name and clientele wearing her headpieces at fabulous events all over the world. Best known for her leatherwork, Jill has been designing her fabulous signature pieces from her Melbourne studio producing beautiful pieces setting the benchmark for milliner style. We talk with Jill on her awards, her millinery and…
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Anastasia Frei Interview

Quirky and cute are ways one could describe the designs created by milliner Anastasia Frei. Her pieces often feature fun and bright features like this beautiful butterfly fabric piece which is created to look as though butterflies are flying out of it! Anastasia says she makes hats to bring beauty to the world and to being happiness to women. Here we chat with Anastasia to find out all about her world of millinery and what inspires her…
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Tiffany Arey Interview

If ever there was a hat to make your mouth water it would be this delight by milliner Tiffany Arey. Inspired by the Parisian Bakery Laduree, this soft sinamay disk hat trimmed with delicate venetian lace and handmade Leather flowers is sure to tempt the tastebuds of any onlooker! Tiffany's interest in fashion and involvement in the horse world has largely influenced her natural progression towards millinery and she…
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INTERVIEW: JAYNE ALISON

Whether a customer is looking for a mother of the bride hat or something spectacular for the Royal Ascot, Jane Alison Millinery's wide range of designs are sure to suit any event or millinery appetite. Light and airy brims and delicate feathered trims are a key trend in Jayne's designs. We can't help but love…

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INTERVIEW: PATRICIA COOPER

Watching the Royal Wedding between Price William and Kat Middleton was when Milliner Patricia Cooper found her one true love. Patricia confesses she was "smitten" with all the hats and headpieces adorning the guests of the church and she just had to find out how to make hats. When asked what it is that she loves about hats she answered, "I believe the hat completes…

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INTERVIEW: MAGGIE MOWBRAY

Maggie Mowbray sure knows how to turn heads with her timelessly glamorous pieces. Her main mission is to "design and create high quality headwear, aiming to combine wearability with luxury and elegance." As you can see in the above, simplicity of line, shape and colour are combined to create a piece which is not…
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INTERVIEW: AMANDA JOYNER

With a knack for thinking outside the box and designs which exude quirkiness, Amanda Joyner from Michigan City Indiana, sure knows how to attract attention. From pills and rams horns to tentacles and playing cards, her pieces have the ability to delight and excite any observer. Whilst these whimsical and wild creations form a theme in her designs, Amanda's work…
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INTERVIEW: CHRISSIE KING

This week's interview is with milliner, Chrissie King who's been making beautiful headwear for 12 years, 10 of which have been in her Hebden Bridge shop in West Yorkshire. Chrissie had just recently celebrated her 10th year in the shop when an unfortunate change in the weather resulted in it being flooded. Whilst Chrissie admits it has been very difficult, we are sure that this is just a small…
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