About Wendi

Wendi-Nutt Philadelphia Philpot Millinery

From alternative bridal headpieces to hats for racing enthusiasts on race day, Wendi has been creating one-off couture hats and headpieces for over 27 years in Sydney.

Custom made couture pieces for all ladies and gents – traditional and alternative.


Wendi combines traditional millinery techniques with her own wonderful creative imagination to produce unique and skilfully made pieces.  All hats and headpieces are hand stitched. Not a drop of glue is used on any designs … a true milliner!


Wendi can also re-block your hats into another shape. She can then re-style and re-trim them – a very practical and affordable new hat.  Sustainable Fashion at its best.


Another of Wendi’s passions is restoring and repairing vintage hats and bridal headpieces.


From restoring treasured hats to producing unique headpieces for alternative thinking brides, Wendi produces exciting, quality headwear for a wide range of clients right across Sydney. Women and men from all social backgrounds have commissioned her work over the years.


Her work includes couture hats for the theatre, television, film and music industries. She specializes in stylish yet functional headwear for weddings and the racing fraternity.


 Call Wendi and make an appointment to visit her magical Inner West, Sydney studio.

I have enough imagination to last me a lifetime, so I am not influenced by overseas designers and have no need to copy the designs of others. (Wendi – Philadelphia Philpot 2010)


M.B.A. Creative Industries Award 2015

Wedding accessory designer of the year – WEOA Awards 2013

Finalist in the NSW Business Chamber Best Business Ethics Awards 2013

Nominated for the 2012 Telstra Australian Business Award

Nominated for the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Telstra Business Women’s Award


Wendi guarantees to provide you with a very personalized couture piece of headwear.


She designs and creates most of the trims herself using rare or exquisite finishes such as fabrics, exotic feathers and vintage beads and trims from her collection.


Wendi does not copy the designs of others … and has never repeated a design!


Contact Wendi for all your hat, bridal and restoration needs