Hat Academy's Blog Posts Tagged 'milliner' (340)

The Collar has it

Designing is all about what you add or what you take away from a basic shape. Sheila Dozier from Ohio designs her hats with a uniqueness by using this principle. Check out the style here where she adds a collar then see in her designs what happens when she takes away the crown! It is the secret to unique creativity. Lesson 11 is all about additions & subtractions you can apply to a  basic Hat,…

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Perfect Perforations

This Red felt floral creation by UK Milliner and Designer Edith captured the attention of the magazine photographer. Perforations have been one of the biggest stories this catwalk season on headwear, shoes & bags. Watch out for it. They can be Punched-out, laser-cut, cut–out… no matter how you slice it, perforated is one of the biggest stories of the new season.…

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Feather Profusion

Cara loves the theatrical qualities that headwear can bring out in the wearer. They showcase the wearers personality or mood for the evening and brighten their eyes and smile. Her pieces display a profusion of feathers and with the addition of something vintage reflect the timeless appeal of the early 1900's.

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Stage Set

All set for the stage on Race Day is this Moulin Rouge inspired top hat complete with French inspired bustier. Queensland milliner Beverly Hone started creating Headwear for herself and daughters and soon they caught the eyes of friends. Now Beverly watches out for her styles on the "Fashions of the Field" stage.

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Spring Appeal

Rowena Reeve lives in the beautiful Yarra Valley outside Melbourne where the plums grow and fuchsias flower. Although she favours headbands her sculptured Hatinators are also a speciality. This Plum & Fuchsia sinamay piece is a great style for this years Spring Racing Carnival and Melbourne Cup.

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HATTACHMENT

"I wake up in the middle of the night dreaming up the next hat design" Have you ever said that ? You then proceed to make this creation and long to see it donning a customers head so she looks & feels a million dollars. Bridget relates an incident when the buyer did not respect the intrinsic value of the newly purchased designer hat. Why do we allow such a customer…

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Headpiece Elegance

Cher Karney-Smith from West Australia  stumbled across millinery about two years ago and now lives and breathes the art of millinery. This stunning disc headpiece tilts at the right angle to give elegance & height and the feather tree trim is complemented on the under side with hand tooled petals.

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Blackbirdfield

Preparations for Belgrade Fashion Week at the end of October are well underway. It enables designers to showcase the current fashion trends for Spring 2013. Serbian Millinery Label "Blackbirdfield" is a popular catwalk designer. This striking  piece catches your gaze for some time as your eye follows the mystical twisted & curled feather spines.

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Cocktail Recipe

Cocktail Hats with a touch of her Japanese culture are Pheiga Sugahara Macdonalds speciality. This striking hat of purple wool felt is blocked on a vintage style 3/4 riding hat and trimmed with deep blue edging, charcoal veiling and two arrow feathers to make a striking statement.

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PERFECT MATCH

Bellinda Haase launched her first collection recently. She commenced learning how to make hats in sinamay in July this year through Hat Academy online lessons and has found her true Passion. Reminiscent of a bygone era – this striking disc hat calls for unapologetic attention. Using an irresistible classic – polka dots – combined with flamboyant loops, feathers and…

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Cherry Twist

Australia Milliner Sandy Aslett has mastered a technique of pleating fabric on a foundation and then sculpturing the folds to create fluid movement. For "Cherry Twist" she has chosen richly coloured silks which reflect the light and shade to each pleat.

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WOW THE AUDIENCE

As a singer and performer New York milliner Mindy of 'Princess Wow Hats" has brought joy to many from the stage but now brings pleasure on the New York millinery stage for those who wear and observe her creations. As her label suggests it is all about fun! This rich burgundy felt has been hand moulded and trimmed with delicate feathers.

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SCULPTURING

Free form sculpturing is the styling in demand for this years Melbourne Cup Carnival. Leigh Cassidys piece is a sample of her ability to Sculpt, allowing a freeform design no matter what the straw component and every twist, curl and loop makes a piece unique.

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Unique Creativity

Like most milliners Bridget Early from Ohio has a burning need to create and design, and each hat is an adventure as she brings her visions to life. The ivory ribbon hat band together with the handmade ivory flower shows the uniqueness of her creativity in this flapper Inspired Cloche.

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DRAMATICALLY DYNAMIC

Belle Mc Cluskey describes this piece as representing the mystery and movement found at the deep depths of the oceans bottom. Her millinery journey commenced in theatre where all things are dynamic, fluid & flowing.

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LEARN AND EARN

Crazy Teapot shares "After doing the Hat Academy felt tutorial this week, I had a custom order for this fabulous statement headpiece, with custom dyed felt which was shaped into this wonderful structure. I'm sure my client will be turning heads everywhere tomorrow at the Mackay Turf Club."

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Charlottes Web

A number of Hat Academy members have had the privilege to learn millinery under the guidance of Rose Cory (Milliner to the late Queen Mother) This includes Brisbane milliner Angelica Nave. She perfects each piece with a fine finish and unique design. 

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MALE MILLINER MASTERY

Dublin based milliner Mark Garvie is one of an elite few men who excel in the world of millinery. Celebrate the Jubilee with this striking black lace creation.

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BOUTIQUE OWNER PLUS

Being surrounded by exquisite fashion in her Boutique in Brisbane enables Leanne Goodwin the opportunity to co-ordinate headwear for her clients.

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NEW GENERATION MILLINER

How special for Lauren to be mentored and taught by her Grandmother who has so much knowledge. Her gallery is quite popular among the community members, as showing a style variety of millinery techniques.

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