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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 if you need 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...

This Gothic bridal headpiece was made for my very energetic and creative client Philamae, for her gothic wedding. She arrived at my studio with a pair of antlers and a stuffed bird. Philamae graciously lent me the headpiece for the photo shoot, after her wedding....

A young gentleman came to me with a fabulous, collapsible top hat that had been in his wife’s family for many years and had accidently been squashed. I was thrilled to see this gorgeous hat as they were very popular around the 1920’s and 30’s. The hat was covered in gorgeous,...

A delightful young couple came to my studio with a new Akubra hat. They had been shopping and returned home to find that their new puppy had climbed onto the kitchen table and chewed a large chunk out of the hat. There were also a few little teeth marks around the...

I had the pleasure of making an elegant hat with vintage trim for the beautiful Rebecca Bleich, the US Ambassador’s wife. It was Rebecca’s first time at the Melbourne Cup and she received many compliments on her gorgeous outfit and hat, which matched perfectly! I also created a hat for the Premier's wife...

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...

As I grew up in England, I was thrilled to see Gloria's 1947 New Zealand policeman's hat, as it was similar to the English "Bobby" hats worn by the British policeman. The hat was worn by Gloria's husband when he was in the New Zealand Police force.                        It was very dusty and needed...

Creating a leather bridal headpiece for Alison’s wedding was a delight! Here is her beautiful testimonial … and images of her wedding day....

I had the great pleasure of being asked to create a Gothic bridal headpiece for the ever beautiful and eccentric, Philamae Gray. The headpiece components she brought to my studio were inspiring and challenging. I was very happy with the final piece & Philamae was a...

Joanna designed and created her amazing grey silk and lace dress for her wedding ...

I knew from her first phone call that Alana and I would get on famously. She asked me to create a red hat for her wedding!...