Hat Academy's Blog Posts Tagged '#millineryinterview' (62)

Sydney Sensational Showcase

An amazing team of milliners put their heads together to revitalise interest in millinery at this years Royal Easter Show in Sydney. The response of this creative and collaborative event proved to be positive and uplifting to milliners involved as well as visitors, which included the Premier of the NSW Government who was enthralled by the professional display. Bec Bayss shares how it…

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Magda Zgorska Interview

Poland is making its own fashion statement under the modern millinery label 'Expose Akcesoria' created by Magda Zgórska in Szczecin, Poland. Magda discovered her love for high fashion while living in Dublin and on return to Poland in 2011 established her own brand.

What do you love most about Millinery?

What I love about millinery is how fast you can make your…

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An Inspiration Of Millinery Photography

A massive thank you to all members who have shared photographs of their millinery as we celebrate over twenty thousand photographs on the Hat Academy community! With inspiring headwear photos in all styles and genre, we asked 10 of our regular contributors to discuss their…

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Rosemary Kanko Arthur Interview

Milliner Rosemary Kanko Arthur truly believes “Through simplicity comes great Beauty” as she designs intricate and delicate headwear for customers in Ghana. Her love of nature, plants and flowers is reflected in all her designs with added sparkle and brilliance.



What do you love most about Millinery?


Making hats brings out my creativity and are simpler to…

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Theatrical Millinery With Margaret Gill

For Master Milliner, Margaret Gill an opportunity was given to diversify from Fashion Millinery to Theatrical Work. Read about the challenges and delight she experienced with this transition.



Almost 16 years ago you made the transition from Fashion Millinery to Theatrical Millinery. Milliners around the world dream of making such a change. What proved to be your…

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Christopher Julian Garner Interview

UK Milliner Christopher Garner has the ability to create headwear that is delightfully demure or fantastically whimsical, all of which delight the beholder. 

What do you love most about Millinery?

There are so many things that I love most about millinery so this is such a difficult question to answer (laughs out loud). I love the…

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M&S Schmalberg Interview

Adam Brand is known globally as 'The Flower Man' and rightfully so as he manages the family business in New York to produce the most exquisite flowers to adorn milliners headwear and fashion designers creations. …
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Ana Pribylova Interview

'Ana Bella Millinery' is now a well recognized brand globally, with a defining signature styling that readily catches the eye of judges and the media. Discover Ana Pribylova's millinery journey from small beginnings in Australia to featured in the Royal Ascott Style Guide.



What do you love most about Millinery?


I love that there are so many different facets of…

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KRISTIN SILVERMAN INTERVIEW

Kristin Silverman started millinery out of a personal love of wearing hats. With a passion for yesteryear styling she has embraced the saying “study the past if you would define your future”. 



How you would describe your designs?


I like to say my style is vintage-inspired hats for everyday wear.

What is your ideal…

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Elisabeth Koch Interview

Elisabeth Koch chats about pursuing a millinery business in China and the challenges involved.

What do you love most about Millinery?

How visible this art form is.

How did you get into Millinery?

I always loved making things from as far back as I can remember. Clothes, furniture, houses for my Barbie dolls, to a skirt made from an old umbrella or cutting up a stained but beautiful silk tie of my father's to create…

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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?

I love the process of…

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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! 

What do you love…

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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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