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Milliner Directory

Considering getting a bespoke hat made? We have some very talented milliners on Millinery Market who would love to help bring your vision to life.

Below you will find sample photos of their work and an overview of their style and experience to help you select a milliner to work with.

If this is your first time getting a bespoke piece made, check out Part 3 of the Ultimate Millinery Guide for some tips and advice. If you’re a milliner and would like to be featured, email hello@millinerymarket.com to find out how.

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1) Millinery Training

Claire is a self taught milliner with a background in fine arts and fashion styling.

2) Years of Experience

Claire made her first hat for a sewing competition when she was 11. However her commercial millinery journey began in 2011 when she saw a gap in the market for millinery that combined on trend style with function and affordability.

3) Millinery Style

Claire’s signature style is modern and on trend while perfectly balancing a fresh fashion forward approach with comfort and wearability.  Her ready to wear collection is a wide broom but carries her clean unfussy style across all of her designs.  Claire is renowned for the styling advice she offers to her clients. Claire’s impeccable taste and eye for balance is generously afforded to all her clients.

4) Specialisation (e.g. fabrications, techniques) 

Claire’s speciality is providing one of a kind stand out millinery at a more accessible price point. Claire’s work ethic and customer service is highly regarded- always willing to go the extra mile for her clients.

5) Prizes and Awards

Claire’s work has been awarded countless millinery awards and adorned many an award winning ensemble.  Most notably this year the winning sash at the 2018 Kentucky Derby Oaks. All ready this year Claire’s clients have won over 12 sashes with the Spring season underway there will undoubtedly be more to add to the success.

6) Location

Auckland, New Zealand.

7) Average Price

Ready to wear pieces: $170 – $240. Bespoke pieces: $185 – $300.

8) Contact

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Caren Lee Millinery

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1) Millinery Training

Formal training with Rebecca Share, Jane Stoddart, Peter Jago, Serena Lindemann, Carole Maher, Rose Hudson, Elaine Mergard, Amanda Macor. Plus five years with Hat Academy.

2) Years of Experience

Started creating Millinery in 2013 – 5 years experience.

3) Millinery Style

My millinery style is mostly understated elegance but I also love to do large artistic pieces as well.

4) Specialisation (e.g. fabrications, techniques) 

I specialise in hand blocked perchers, winged pieces, boater hats and the use of alternative materials.

5) Prizes and Awards

My clients regularly win Fashions on the Field. I was a finalist in Brisbane Fashion Month 2017. I am about to do my third runway show.

6) Location

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

7) Average Price

My average price for a bespoke hat hand blocked and hand stitched original is $250 – $400.

8) Contact

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Crazy Teapot (Brenda Lui)

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1) Millinery Training

Qualified Milliner and Fashion Designer:

  • Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design (completed in 2000 at Metropolitan Institute)
  • Multiple Intensive Millinery courses with Master Milliner Waltraud Riener who has become my mentor
  • Multiple Intensive Millinery online courses with Elaine Mergard
  • Other Intensive 1 day Millinery courses with Rebecca Share, Loraine Gill, Brenda Willson and Patty Carter

2) Years of Experience

Started creating Millinery in 2005 –  13 years experience.

3) Millinery Style

Creating for my brand Crazy Teapot there is signature feminine aesthetic to my millinery style with an eclectic mix of modern/ innovative designs and nods to vintage eras of the past.

4) Specialisation (e.g. fabrications, techniques) 

I love working with a range of materials, some of my favourites for Spring are sinnamay, straws, braids, textiles such as silks, laces and leathers for flowers and trims. I am always on the lookout for new materials and technology to work with and experiment with such as vegan textiles like @Pinatex, thermos plastics like EVA foam and even 3D printing.

5) Prizes and Awards

I’ve only started entering Millinery competitions in the last year.

  • 2018 – Winner of the Hat blocks Australia Women’s Hat award
  • 2017 – 3rd Prize Millinery Award – Thoroughbred Spring Millinery Event
  • 2017 – Top 10 Millinery Finalist – Brisbane Fashion Month

My clients have won multiple Fashions on the Fields awards over the years.

6) Location

My home based studio is on Brisbane’s Northside (Australia) at Bracken Ridge and available to see clients by appointment.

7) Average Price

Prices for my pieces range from $150 for something simple thru to $550 for a complex hat but average price is between $250-$350.

8) Contact

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Moore Millinery Designs (Irene Moore)

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1) Millinery Training

I enrolled at Kangan Institute, Richmond, Vic in 2013 where I studied for 3 years learning all types of Millinery Techniques from some of the best Milliners around. I completed my Cert II, Cert III and Cert IV in Millinery and graduated in 2015

Prior to starting my journey in Millinery, I was involved in Calisthenics for over 25 years with designing costumes and headwear. I was self-taught and wanted to learn professionally.

2) Years of Experience

Since graduation in 2015, I have been a professional Milliner for 3 years.

3) Millinery Style

I pride myself on bespoke and sophisticated headwear. I specialise in creating custom-made hats and headwear for all occasions, I have a particular interest in the racing carnivals around Australia and Internationally, also bridal wear, mother of the bride, wire work and beading to name a few.

4) Specialisation (e.g. fabrications, techniques) 

I always like to keep up with the trend, but also enjoy being individual!

Boaters are always a favourite, also Bretons/Halo’s, and Beret’s. I enjoy going out the box and try different styles and shapes. I enjoy working with pressed metal and metallic flowers incorporating these into headbands and on hats.

5) Prizes and Awards

Moore Millinery Designs has won a variety of awards, with my pieces entering Fashion on the Fields around Australia, New Zealand and Ireland, winning entries including Derby Day 2015 and Adelaide Cup 2016. Country races winning entries including: Geelong Cup, Gunnedah Gold Cup, Clare Easter races.

The winner of Adelaide Cup 2016 wearing Moore Millinery Designs creation went on to represent South Australia in the National Finals Fashions on the Field held on Oaks day during the Melbourne Cup Carnival 2016. This headpiece and outfit combined successfully won the prestigious Title of the National Winner for 2016 Fashions on the Field.

I also enter individual competitions including: The Millinery Association of Australia competitions, Royal Melbourne show (winning numerous awards) MIMC (Melbourne & International Millinery Competition- placing top ten two consecutive years), Hattember (Placing in the top 10).

6) Location

Located in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

7) Average Price

Average price for a bespoke piece is between $400 – $600.

8) Contact

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Marilyn Van den Berg

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1) Millinery Training

MSIT Level 3 Millinery Course, Sessions under Rebecca Share, Ex Royal London milliner Ian Bennet, Two international millinery conventions and a London Hat week.

2) Years of Experience

Started creating Millinery in 2010 –  8 years experience.

3) Millinery Style

Large brims, Dior & D&G inspired shapes, fashion forward but always elegant, seamlessly styled to compliment the whole outfit.

4) Specialisation (e.g. fabrications, techniques) 

Large brims, 3D pieces & full service styling.

5) Prizes and Awards

Featured on the runway at 2018 Spring NYFW. Various best dressed & best millinery in FOTF parades around the country. Featured in Harper’s Bazaar, British Vogue, Australian Vogue, Elle and Marie Claire, Marilyn Van den Berg Millinery has been worn by celebrities and racing royalty.

6) Location

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

7) Average Price

$500 – $800

8) Contact

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Cessiah Alice Millinery

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1) Millinery Training

  • 2012 – Certificate II in Millinery at the Gordon Institute of TAFE, taught by Rebecca Share
  • 2013 – Hats off to Brisbane Millinery Convention (full week of classes)
  • 2014 – International Millinery Forum Wagga Wagga (full week of classes)
  • 2015 – Hats off to Brisbane Millinery Convention (full week of classes)
  • 2016 – International Millinery Forum Wagga Wagga (full week of classes)
  • 2017 – Hats off to Adelaide Millinery Convention (full week of classes)
  • As well as other various classes

2) Years of Experience

Technically nearly 7 years (since 2011), but my Mum (Victoria Henderson) has been making headpieces for over 20 years and I was taught by her from a young age.

3) Millinery Style

I would describe my style as vintage with a modern twist. I love flowers and they are seen in many of my pieces. I love the elegance of a simple, well crafted headpiece.

4) Specialisation (e.g. fabrications, techniques) 

My favourite material to block would have to be leather but I also love working with silk and traditional flower making techniques.

5) Prizes and Awards

My millinery has placed in various FOTF competitions

6) Location

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

7) Average Price

$100-$400

8) Contact

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Maker Millinery (Rosey Phelan & Jenelle Basten)

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1) Millinery Training

BA in Fashion and Textile Design

Millinery training with Fiona Dixon Milliner

Hat Academy online courses

Sugar Flowers and cake decorating (which sounds crazy but is hugely beneficial in flower making!)

2) Years of Experience

Started creating Millinery in 2013 –  5 years experience.

3) Millinery Style

Rosey and Jenelle enjoy different textures, fabrics and techniques that allow us to create bespoke and innovative headwear. It is important to us that we are malleable and draw inspiration from current trends and clients personal style. We favour clean, refined and modern silhouettes.

4) Specialisation (e.g. fabrications, techniques) 

Leather flowers, silk abaca sculpture, embroidery and beading.

5) Prizes and Awards

Best Headwear Kalgoorlie Cup 2014, WA Country Cups Goldfields runner up 2016, WA Country Cups Great Southern FOTF winner 2017, WA County Cups Goldfields FOTF winner 2017, WA Country Cups Great Southern FOTF winner 2018, Best Headwear winner Leonora Cup 2018, Best Headwear Ipswich Cup 2018, Runner up FOTF winner Narrogin Cup 2018, Runner up FOTF winner Geraldton Cup 2018, Runner up FOTF winner Pinjarra Cup 2018

6) Location

Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia

7) Average Price

$200-$300

8) Contact

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Keegan Mae Millinery

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1) Millinery Training

Trained and accredited at Kangan Batman Safe – Richmond in Millinery (cert 2&3 Headwear/Millinery 2008 &2009). 3 Year Apprenticeship and full accreditation in Floristry – Majorie Milner (cert 2,3 and DIP 2006-2009). Multiple refresher courses and online courses to learn and trial new materials and ongoing trends.

2) Years of Experience

10 years of experience in Millinery – 3 Years of Launching my own brand and practising Millinery under my own name. 12 Years floral experience – which I believe goes hand in hand with millinery and keeps my skills and hands nimble. It also allows me to always remain creative and inspired being constantly in a creative environment.

3) Millinery Style

I am a black and white girl through and through. I love using luxe fabrics such as leather, vintage handwoven straws, freshwater pearls, veiling and more. I find inspiration in the natural world around me such as the flowering camellia bushes and the budding, blossoming trees in the springtime. Monochromatic palettes sing to me with this year also being influenced by French Provincial Stylings and old world screen sirens such as Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn.

4) Specialisation (e.g. fabrications, techniques) 

A Milliner at heart who puts time and effort into each work of art. Every stitch is hand sewn, every petal is hand cut and shaped. I honour the Millinery art form whilst creating modern and striking designs for the fashion elite.

5) Prizes and Awards

Sale cup Lady of the Day – 2012
Best Millinery Xavier Ladies Luncheon – 2017
Sale cup Lady of the Day – 2017
Support Local Sale Marquee – Best Millinery – 2017
Jack Ryans Marquee Best Millinery – 2017
Bairnsdale Cup Lady of The day runner up – 2017
Lady of The day Singaporean Luncheon – 2017
Best Millinery Runner up Singaporean Luncheon- 2017
Best Millinery Runner up Khayaam Ladies Day – 2018

6) Location

By appointment / Studio based in Maffra, Victoria, Australia

7) Average Price

Custom orders from $200. Ready to wear range begins from $145 through to $500. Varient depending on materials, time and overall aesthetic.

8) Contact

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Victoria Jane Millinery

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1) Millinery Training

Studied for a year at the Melbourne Fashion Institute in Melbourne.

2) Years of Experience

Started creating Millinery in 2013 –  5 years experience.

3) Millinery Style

I enjoy making Millinery that is feminine, with an understated elegance. I use bold colours and a mix of traditional and modern trimmings.

4) Specialisation (e.g. fabrications, techniques) 

My specialty would be including Intricate beading on my work. Headbands and crowns are my favourite shapes to use and I love applying pearls and crystals to create a truly unique piece.

5) Prizes and Awards

Winner – Word Wide Millinery MC1 – Ocean Theme competition

6) Location

North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

7) Average Price

$300 – $500

8) Contact

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Bellinda Haase Millinery

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1) Millinery Training

Since starting on my millinery journey I have attended many workshops with various master milliners to fine tune my skills as well as completed many online classes via The Hat Academy. Some of my teachers have been Elaine Mergard, Waltraud Reiner, Rebecca Share, Jane Stoddart, Catherine Kelly, Ian Bennett, Peter Jago and Phillip Rhodes.

2) Years of Experience

My first millinery workshop was in 2012 with Elaine Mergard and I’ve been making and loving hats ever since.

3) Millinery Style

I like to vary the look and feel of all my pieces, but they generally all feature a vintage feel with a modern spin, whether it be a trim or a the shape of the hat that receives the contemporary stamp.

4) Specialisation (e.g. fabrications, techniques) 

I work with a variety of materials, lace, leather, felt, silk, feathers and straw, but I do particularly like sinamay. It’s an amazing material when used well, it’s very versatile and I enjoy using it for both blocking as well as trims for my hats.

5) Prizes and Awards

Over the years I have made many hats for ladies entering racing fashion competitions, many of which have been successful in placing. I have won ‘Champion Millinery’ at Toowoomba Royal Show with one of my leather headpieces. One of my commissions was worn at the Queens Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.

6) Location

Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

7) Average Price

Ready to wear $150 – $350
Bespoke $200 – $400

8) Contact

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Cynthia Jones-Bryson Millinery

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1) Millinery Training

Studied Fashion Design (3years full time) at Canberra Institute of Technology, Cert IV Millinery Canberra Institute of Technology, Courses in Theatrical and Historical Millinery with Jane Smith London. Many many courses with International Acclaimed Milliners.

2) Years of Experience

Started creating Millinery in 2002 – 16 years experience.

3) Millinery Style

My brand is fun, feminine, bold and creative. My creations are wearable art and can be left on display long after the event is over. Combining traditional millinery techniques, innovative styling and insistence on top quality, my pieces speak for themselves.

4) Specialisation (e.g. fabrications, techniques)

Love feathers but inspired by everything.

5) Prizes and Awards

Finalist Melbourne Cup Carnival Millinery Award 2014, Winner Melbourne Cup Carnival Millinery Award 2015, Best Hat Kentucky Derby 2017.

6) Location

Near Canberra, ACT, Australia

7) Average Price

Prices vary depending on materials used and hours.

8) Contact

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Julie Herbert Millinery

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1) Millinery Training

Attended international millinery forum wagga wagga 2 years. Hats off Convention in Brisbane 1 year.

2) Years of Experience

Started creating Millinery in 2014 –  4 years experience.

3) Millinery Style

Abstract, contemporary and sophisticated millinery for race goers and bridal.

4) Specialisation (e.g. fabrications, techniques) 

Bridal headpieces, veils and accessories, Race headpieces, Guipure Lace, swarovski, sinamay, straw, felt, silk abaca and leather.

5) Prizes and Awards

Runner up and Finalist 2015, 2016, 2017 Abia Bridal Accessories.
Winner 2018 – Bridal Accessories – Bridal Choice Awards.
Finalist – Oaks Day 2018 Millinery Award … current year.
Winner Best Millinery at various picnic races.

6) Location

I am based in Orange, NSW, Australia where I have a studio, by appointment only at home and I have an online website and shop. I sell nationwide and globally. I have my pieces available at stockists at Ryde and Millthorpe. Pop up shop of my headpieces for sale at xterrace pop up shop Kensington, London UK.

7) Average Price

From $190 to $400.

8) Contact

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Wendy Scully Millinery

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1) Millinery Training

A qualified art and design teacher, I have trained in millinery in London, France and Australia.

2) Years of Experience

Started creating Millinery in 2012 –  6 years experience. Prior to that, I had over 40 years experience as a sculptor and textile designer/teacher.

3) Millinery Style

I love to make hats that are classic in style and materials, including cloche and elegant 50s style pieces suitable for racing and even bridal, always with a twist of different style. I feel people need to wear a headpiece that suits, not just because it is ontrend.

4) Specialisation (e.g. fabrications, techniques) 

I love to use vintage fabrics and hat blocks to create unique pieces. I also custom design many of my blocks so that they are totally unique. Each piece I create is a one only headpiece. I create spring racing as well as seasonal hats for summer and winter.

5) Prizes and Awards

  • 2018- Exclusive milliner for the Australian Chinese Jockey Club ‘Charity Event’ @silks at @crown
  • 2018- selected Exclusive milliner at ‘Head Way’ event @chadstone for Melbourne Racing Club
  • 2018 & 2017 – ‘Top 30 Milliner at XTERRACE Exhibition’ in London for LONDON HAT WEEK
  • 2016 & 2017 – selected Oaks Day Invitational Millinery Competition during Melb Cup Week
  • 2016 – Top Ten, Championships Day One FoTF
  • 2015 – Runner up in the Caufield Millinery Competition

6) Location

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

7) Average Price

Average headwear $190-400

8) Contact

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Moh Deest Millinery (Brianna Minuzzo)

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1) Millinery Training

I attended Waltraud Reiner’s Winter School in Rockhampton 2016. Impressed by my hand stitching, Waltraud invited me to Melbourne. I worked in a studio with Waltraud Reiner, Katrin (of Chaperon Hats), and Tamami from Japan for almost two months. Together we created an incredible collection of hats, “Talking Hats” where we explored the process of making these hats through metaphors. I spent almost 2 months in Waltraud’s studio where I learnt an incredible amount of skills. Since then I have attended Waltraud’s Summer School and Winter School every year where I have become a part of a very special family.

2) Years of Experience

Started creating Millinery in 2016 –  2 years experience.

3) Millinery Style

I would describe myself as a minimalist in design. I’m not one to ‘decorate’. I would rather show off technique. For example, the hard work that goes into blocking a shape to make all of those edges smooooth, and say, the passion of sculpting a beautiful curve. Playing with ‘line’ makes my mind dance.

4) Specialisation (e.g. fabrications, techniques) 

I tend to go through phases of playing and experimenting with certain materials at a time. In Spring 2017 I was obsessed with Jin-Sin, this Spring I’m all about Parasisal Straw! Continued learning and having a wide range of skills to work with many materials is the goal!

5) Prizes and Awards

At this stage Moh Deest Millinery hasn’t entered any Millinery competitions but is hoping to in the near future. However, clients have had the pleasure of being sashed in fotf in ‘Best Millinery’ and ‘Best Dressed Lady’ categories.

6) Location

I am currently based in North Queensland, Australia, working from my little in home studio and mainly selling online.

7) Average Price

$300+

8) Contact

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Kelly Louise Designs

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1) Millinery Training

I am predominately a self-taught milliner who has been guided by many vintage millinery manuals and have refined my millinery skills by attending short classes with world-renowned and Australian milliners including Ian Bennett, Neil Grigg, Serena Lindeman, Janelle Rayner and Lorraine Gill.

2) Years of Experience

I have been making Millinery since 2009 – 9 years experience. Prior to becoming a Milliner I used to be an exhibiting artist/painter.

3) Millinery Style

I would describe my style as a mix of classic elegance and clean modern lines.

4) Specialisation (e.g. fabrications, techniques) 

I specialise in feather and silk flowers and love to combine these with a beautifully blocked straw or leather base.

5) Prizes and Awards

Winner – Classic Lady, Cairns IGA Raceday – 2017
Winner – fascinators.net Millinery Award, Cairns Cup – 2016
Winner – Gascoyne Regional Heat, WA Country Cup – 2016
Winner – Lady of the Turf, Cairns Century Cranes Ladies and Tradies Race Day – 2016
Runner Up – Best Millinery, Blackall Races – 2014
Winner – Best Dressed Cairns Silks Pavilion Melbourne Cup Lunch – 2014

6) Location

I am based in the gorgeous tropical city of Cairns in Queensland, Australia.

7) Average Price

My bespoke pieces start at $250 and go up to $600 depending on the materials used and difficulty of the design.

8) Contact

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Ostentatious Hats (Rebecca Hillis)

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1) Millinery Training

I am largely self taught, then I began classes with Riverina Community College and progressed to attending International Millinery Forum classes, weekend workshops with a variety of Master Milliners and online. I am an artist as well as a Milliner, so I tend to find that my design style comes naturally with respect to line and balance, and my works tend to have quite a sculptural aspect to them. I enjoy working one on one with tutors as this allows me to really explore the technique I am developing, but the real magic always happens when I am at home in my studio.

2) Years of Experience

I began making hats in 2010, but have been creating artistic works since 2007. Our whole family is artistic, so it was a strange thing that I discovered later in life why I always felt at odds with myself. My artistic brain has been creating since the day I was born!

3) Millinery Style

I would describe my work as organically structured. They all begin quite structured and gradually grow a life of their own and burst out of their own confines. I seem to bring a small amount of chaos to all my works, perhaps this is a refection of my own personality.

4) Specialisation (e.g. fabrications, techniques) 

I have the most fun when I am given a pile of random things and asked to make a hat. I love repurposing materials, and pushing myself to experiment and be resourceful. I particularly love working with felt and feathers, as they are soft and provide a sense of luxury.

5) Prizes and Awards

My hats have won many Millinery and Lady of the Day awards across regional Victoria and NSW and Queensland. I have won the Champion Award at the Wagga Show, as well as Most Successful Exhibitor Award. My leather gum leaf hat won the peoples choice 2014 award in the International Millinery Forum. My hats routinely make the final in the Henty Fibre Fashion Awards.

6) Location

I am based in Regional NSW, Wagga Wagga, Australia.

7) Average Price

My Average prices range from $350 to $600, depending on the materials and work involved.

8) Contact

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Tara Kay Millinery

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1) Millinery Training

I started enrolling in millinery courses at the Hat Academy and am planning to get my certificate and join Millinery Association of Australia.

2) Years of Experience

Since April 2018.

3) Millinery Style

As I am very new to this, I am still finding myself.

4) Specialisation (e.g. fabrications, techniques) 

Leather crowns would be the one if I must choose. But as I said before, I am stil learning.

5) Prizes and Awards

N/A

6) Location

Newcastle, NSW, Australia

7) Average Price

$220

8) Contact

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Meg + Wren (Jennifer Constantinou)

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1) Millinery Training

Jennifer has completed a Certificate IV in millinery at Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE (2014) and a Diploma of Branded Fashion at Billy Blue College of Design (2018). Millinery courses have also been undertaken with Australian milliners Rebecca Share, Waltraud Reiner, Jane Stoddart and international milliners Tracy Chaplin, Ian Bennet and Awon Golding.

2) Years of Experience

Commenced making millinery in 2010 – 9 years experience.

3) Millinery Style

Jennifer creates classically elegant headpieces that evoke sophistication and a delicate femininity. Her understated style and careful eye for detail ensures pieces are effortless and completely complimentary to the wearer and their outfit.

4) Specialisation (e.g. fabrications, techniques) 

Jennifer creates ready to wear and bespoke millinery for racewear, bridal and special occasion millinery. Her preferred shapes are wide brimmed hats and headpieces, boater hats and berets/face huggers. She loves to work with a variety of materials including straw, buckram, sinamay, straw cloth and fur felt and is drawn to the draping capabilities of silk abaca, jinsin and silks. Line and texture are accentuated through hand tooled flowers, sculptured feathers, moulded lace, beading and veiling.

5) Prizes and Awards

Meg + Wren headpieces have been worn by Royal Queensland Show FoTF Presenter Lyndsay Douglas, Channel 7 Presenter Kendall Gilding and Channel 7 House Rules contestant Danielle Russell. Meg + Wren has also paraded in the Royal Queensland Show Natural Fibres Fashion Parade and placed as a Finalist in Brisbane Fashion Month Creative Competition and a number of Fashion on The Field events.

6) Location

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

7) Average Price

Ready to Wear $160 to $400
Bespoke $300 to $600

8) Contact

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Ochini Millinery

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1) Millinery Training

Hat Academy – online courses.

2) Years of Experience

Have been professionally selling headpieces since 2016 – 3 years experience.

3) Millinery Style

East meets West, I like combining exotic colours, themes and inspiration with European styles and techniques. I like incorporating whimsical/ fantastical moods and themes through my designs. My pieces are like mini works of wearable artwork.

4) Specialisation (e.g. fabrications, techniques) 

  • As well as using artificial flowers, I make my own handmade flower heads using materials such as silk, satin, chiffon – using special flower making tools
  • Cocktail hat blocking
  • Hand embroidery
  • Materials commonly used: Beading, feathers, felt and sinamay

5) Prizes and Awards

No awards yet however…

  • I have had one of my pieces exhibited at The Great Hat Exhibition held during London Hat Week.
  • My work has been featured on established artists and photographer’s social media around the world, some including a Russian Bear, ballerinas and fantasy models.
  • Hat Academy have featured an article about my work on their site.

6) Location

London, England

7) Average Price

AUD $150 – $300
Pound Sterling £70 – £200

8) Contact

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Hats2go (Marie-Anne)

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1) Millinery Training

I am a self taught Milliner with a background in machine sewing who made small headpieces for family & friends and then decided to learn the traditional methods of blocking to form larger and more intricate pieces.

2) Years of Experience

I have been designing and making millinery for just over 10 years (since 2009) when I had my daughter and gave up full time employment to be a self employed mother and work from home. I wanted to amalgamate bespoke unique designs with affordability.

3) Millinery Style

I love to make on-trend modern pieces that stand out from the crowd and make a statement. I am a unique Milliner who likes nothing best but to design pieces that have moving parts and that tell a story.

4) Specialisation (e.g. fabrications, techniques) 

I specialise in affordable millinery with a touch of celebrity status that will certainly be a showstopper for which ever event you are attending. I answer any questions and enquiries as soon as they come in and will bend over backwards to help all clients where ever they may be in the world.

5) Prizes and Awards

I have not won any prizes as yet but I have had many newspaper / magazine appearances for my millinery.

6) Location

Seaton, Devon, UK

7) Average Price

My millinery ranges from $95 – $550.

8) Contact

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Meerkat Millinery (Emma Friebe)

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customer photos fascinator at race day

1) Millinery Training

I studied Millinery at TAFE, online and workshops with Milliners in Brisbane.

2) Years of Experience

I started in 2015 and have four years experience in creating Millinery.

3) Millinery Style

My millinery is designed with comfort and style. Each piece is finished to look great from every angle, you can see this by viewing the 3D image of my work on my hat listings. Custom orders are a combination of the client requests and my creativity.

4) Specialisation (e.g. fabrications, techniques) 

I really enjoy working with Silk Abaca, I love the flow and texture of this beautiful material. I really enjoy learning new techniques and I am always trying them out.

5) Prizes and Awards

To date, I have not entered any competitions. I look forward to my daughters getting older and having more time to create pieces for competitions.

6) Location

I am located in Upper Clifton Terrace, Red Hill, Brisbane, Australia. 2km from the CBD.

7) Average Price

My bespoke pieces to date have ranged from $180 – $300.

8) Contact

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Raspberry Beret Millinery (Jacqueline Kibbis)

purple percher hat and bright red wide brim
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1) Millinery Training

Since starting millinery in 2014 I have completed certificate 1 at Melbourne Fashion Institute. Since completing the fundamental training I have gone on to gain invaluable knowledge and skills from the country’s best and most talented milliners.

2) Years of Experience

Started classes in 2014 – 4 years of formal experience.

3) Millinery Style

My style is contemporary and sophisticated.

4) Specialisation (e.g. fabrications, techniques) 

I have a particular passion for hats for FOTF events for all our racing carnivals. I specialise in large brim hats that are sophisticated but simple and eye catching at the same time. My father is a block maker which has helped me to be able to change my styles as fashion moves forward. I have also made a large range of perchers in the past but large brims are my go to at the moment.

5) Prizes and Awards

Personally myself I have won over 20 FOTF competitions over many years. This is what has led me to designing and making for others. My proudest wins were with my 10 year old daughter and myself winning Stakes Day family section, then her going on to win Junior Girls on Stakes Day the following year.

6) Location

I am based in Geelong West, Victoria, Australia.

7) Average Price

My prices range from $200 to $320 and $65 for a weekly rent.

8) Contact

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Natalie Chan Millinery

millinery hats gold navy pink

1) Millinery Training

Australia for millinery courses and private lesson classes with some amazing and renowned milliners, Amanda Macor and Neil Grigg, Jane Stoddart, Serena Lindeman, Louise Macdonald.

2) Years of Experience

Started in 2007 – 12 years experience.

3) Millinery Style

Natalie loves the classic and feminine millinery styles such a pillbox or wide brim hat. She loves the statement that a millinery piece can make to any ensemble whether it be for a race day or for a formal wedding. Natalie’s style always incorporates practicality, she always wants you to be able to wear the piece again for multiple occasions!

4) Specialisation (e.g. fabrications, techniques) 

Straw & sinamay, blocking and flower making, wire work.

5) Prizes and Awards

Boxing days, Melbourne Cup days both in Australia and New Zealand, Gold Coast Cup, Riccarton, and the Polo.

6) Location

Auckland, New Zealand. Online only.

7) Average Price

Prices range from $30 to $650.

8) Contact

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