Blog

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

Beyond the Ordinary Tea House in Balmain was established in 2007 by the ever eccentric Colleen Kennedy. Colleen opened the hearts of everyone who entered her tea house...

I was nominated for the Marrickville Business Association - 'Creative Industries Award" in November 2015 ...

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....

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...

Andrea arrived at my studio with her mother's gorgeous, 1959 wedding dress and floral bridal headpiece. She wanted the headpiece restored for her niece to wear to her wedding in 2016 ...

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...

Tim and Cass arrived with an old top hat  - It was falling apart and in need of some tender loving care. The ribbon around the brim was rotting and falling off and the previous owner had attempted to glue it back on...

I was interviewed by Sophie Andrews for a book she was writing on the secrets to a successful creative business. The Creative Collection is now published and is a fabulous book for creative people starting a business or needing a refresher course! I'm on page 136 sounding...

On the 10th September 2014, my black mini, top hat starred in a fun race day episode of The Bachelor Australia Thanks to gorgeous Channel 10 stylists, Alex Van Os and Anne Stringer for dressing Lisa the bachelorette, so beautifully. mini top hat©philadelphia philpot 2013    image©torunn_photographs 2013                         Please contact me...

I really enjoyed restoring this beautifully made, 1970's Naval Hat for my client Ainslee. It belonged to her Grandfather who was Rear Admiral D.V. Hunter - Commander of the Royal Ceylon Navy and Sri Lanka Navy from July 1970 to March 1973. Made BY SPECIAL APPOINTMENT TO HER...

I was asked to create a helmet style hat for a Vogue Italia shoot ...

Simon Fisher, the head of the music department at Mackellar Girls High School, asked me to design some costume pieces for a musical he composed, titled "Famous Paintings". He provided me with images of the gorgeous old paintings and this is what I whipped up for him...