All Blog Posts Tagged '#millineryinterview' (64)

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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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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