All Blog Posts Tagged 'millinery' (89)

Behind The Hat: Christopher Julian Garner

Be inspired by the astounding creativity and technical skills of UK Milliner, Chris Garner. Chris takes us into his enchanted world of ‘Wild Garden’ which was chosen for the X Terrace display, during London Hat Week '19.

The title of your headpiece is ‘Wild Garden.’ How did you develop your idea?

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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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Milliner: Katrina Dare

On an isolated cattle station in North Western Queensland, the managers wife of the 'Lord Cattle' Station has discovered her true passion - Millinery. Fashion on the Field at country race meets inspired Katrina Dare to start creating her own headwear. Discovering millinery courses online with Hat Academy has enabled her to…

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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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Milliner: Sara Gadd

While studying contemporary applied arts in 2002, Sara fell in love with making hats and decided it was truly what she wanted to pursue for her career. Sarah was enchanted by hats and what they could do for the wearer, “No other accessory has the ability to alter its wearers look in quite the same way as a hat!”. Her background in textiles has provided Sarah with a solid foundation in the…

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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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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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MAGIC MILLIONS MILLINERY

Summer Fashion is all about bright colours with a hint of subtle pastels. Magic Millions fashion topped the Australian FOTF Calendar this month and the winner was wearing the ever popular boater! Enjoy this collection of innovative Australian millinery and magnificent fashion. Photo:…

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NEW FISH LEATHER COURSE

Learn to use this beautifully textured and coloured fish leather in your millinery styling.
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Fashionary Headwear Sketchbook

Being such a niche industry, it is rare to find something that is truly made for the milliner in mind. Fashion, design and accessories books are in abundance everywhere we look but rarely is there much specific to millinery. Luckily Fashionary has developed a specially designed book tailored to the headwear designer which is an essential guidebook for any milliner looking to add to her armoury…

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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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Milliner: Kimberley Smith

For Kimberly Smith, millinery is an art form for which one can truly show their creativity and personality. Kimberly sells her hats under the name Reuben and Rose and works as a duo creating pieces with Karl Reuben from Australian's millinery Capital, Melbourne. A perfect example of her stunning work can be seen in this Devine Royal blue sinamay hat. This hat features navy Blue flowers with…

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Thermoplastic Millinery Course

Thermoplastics will change the way you create headwear. Explore new possibilities in millinery!
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NEW VEILED CROWNS DELUXE COURSE

Award winning Milliner, Rebecca Share has mastered crinoline and teaches you how to add an exquisite appeal to your millinery design that will delight your customers. Learn to transform this millinery component and make a cost-effective addition to your millinery styling whether you add intriguing crinoline veils or dramatic crinoline…

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BEGINNER COURSE SALE

Kickstart your millinery journey or refresh your skills with 20% off the Beginner Course in December. Happy Holiday Hatting!

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FACE SHAPES PART TWO

Faces are amazing as they tell the story of who we are by the lines on our face, the expressions we make and the features we possess, passed on through generations. They are all so individual and made up of so many different elements including, colour tone, shape, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, freckles, lips, teeth, eyebrows and bone structures to name a few. Everyone has one and we think they are all pretty beautiful,…

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THE SPINDLE: ROYAL ASCOT EXPERIENCE

Join Noeleen Kish on her millinery adventure to Royal Ascot!

Royal Ascot has been on my wish list for hat wearing events for such a long time and I was delighted to have the opportunity to attend ladies day this year. It just happened to be a relative's milestone birthday in London around the same time as Royal Ascot, making it a great…

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THE SPINDLE: FACE SHAPES PART ONE

As a milliner you have probably heard people say from time to time "Hats don't suit me!" Or something along those lines... but the truth is... hats are for everyone! It's simply just a matter of finding the right style!

As we all know there are more styles of hats than there are face shapes and so it only seems fitting that one compliments the other! In the first of a two part series we show the first three…

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