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

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

“Wendi is a fascinating mix of style, creativity, originality and fun!”  Anette Roberts- Textile Designer. "Your studio is amazing Wendi. Your hats are truly a work of art and your sculptures are a delight to the eye!” Janet Canterbury, Gold Coast "Warmest thanks wonderful Wendi for my exotically, gorgeous...

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,...