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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...

“One of my fondest memories from the lead up to my wedding was working with Wendi to create the beautiful headpiece she created for me”...

Lynette arrived at my studio with a soft blue, World War II New Zealand Air Force Cap that belonged to her father. It was in quite good condition except for the years of thick dust and the deterioration of the leather hat band inside....

Jane came to my studio with a VERY large out of shape vintage, feathered hat. It was designed in the 1990's by designer Christopher Essex for Pat Wilson, a gorgeous, eccentric entertainer from South Australia. Pat had gifted the hat to Jane some years ago. It is really fabulous!...

Samantha called me to see if I could restore and make the brim smaller on her favorite straw hat. It was a gorgeous large brimmed straw hat that had sadly blown off her head into the salt water!               The crown and brim needed to be re-blocked (re-shaped) back into...

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

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 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 supply some headpieces for a bridal shoot with florist, Nes from Inspired by Happiness...

I was asked by We Are Handsome swimwear to create two headpieces for Sydney Fashion Week 2014 The brief was that the pieces were to look like an extension or continuation of their swimwear. They loved them…...

Wedding Accessory Designer of the Year 2013 - WEOA Award I had the honour of receiving the Wedding Accessory Designer of the Year - WEOA award, at a gala dinner at the Sydney Sofitel on 25th August 2013. It was a fantastic evening with many talented,...

Philadelphia Philpot - NSW Business Chamber - Finalist - Best Business Ethics 2013 I was very excited to be nominated by Anitra Morgana, the secretary of the Leichhardt & Annandale Business Chamber, for the NSW Business Chamber “Best Business Ethics” award. The award dinner was a great...

1950's inspired headpieces in lace or feathers...