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It was a great delight and pleasure to meet Clodagh Reid - Singer and Actor from Ireland. I was asked to create  gorgeous theatrical, feathered headpiece for her upcoming Annie Lennox tribute show. We  collaborated together really well and both enjoyed the process of creating the headpiece. Enjoy the photos,...

Having an eccentric cousin who adores hats is a blessing! John and his beautiful wife Kate have been wearing hats since they met in the 1960’s....

Patricia was married in 1978 and wore this beautiful "Juliet" style headpiece with fingertip veil for her wedding. Her daughter Gaby loved the restoration and wore the headpiece and veil on her wedding day. "The headpiece needed some love and attention. A few pieces of wire were poking...

Graeme “gravey” Davey from a funky northern beaches band, Expand & Surrender, asked if I could repair and stretch one of his favourite hats....

I always feel very fortunate when I am asked by an alternative bride to make her bridal headwear. Gothic, Steampunk, Medieval, Victorian, Romantic and Burlesque are all exciting challenges As a milliner, stylist and patternmaker, I design and create unique, one off pieces to complement the bride’s personal...

Ellie asked if I would be able to repair, restore and restyle her mother’s fragile, 1960’s Greek Stefana for her sister’s wedding. During a Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony, the bride and groom wear Stefana (twin crowns) joined by a ribbon. The bride and groom are crowned King and Queen...

Mothers’ of the Bride and Mother of the Groom are just as important as the bride. They need to feel gorgeous and look stunning. The hat shouldn't be an afterthought. It is part of the total look, and needs to tone in with your outfit, shoes and handbag, and...

The delightful Jimmy arrived at my studio with 2 hats that desperately needed some repair and attention! His favorite old Akubra felt hat was VERY out of shape and had shrunk in size. I gave it a new life by re-blocking it into shape, stretching the crown and adding hat ties so he can...

I encourage my clients to have their hats re-styled or re-trimmed for a totally new look and style because: -   Your hat might be squashed and need repairing or re-blocking into shape -   It may look out-date and in need of a little facelift! -   It is more economical to have your hats...

Andrea arrived at my studio with her mother's gorgeous, 1959 wedding dress and floral bridal headpiece. She wanted the headpiece restored for Bec, her niece to wear to her wedding …...

1  Make sure the hat actually fits you!  Measure your head, and the inside of the hat.  If the hat is too small, it may give you a headache and it will probably look out of shape when you wear it. 2  We wear straw hats for spring/summer...