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Karen Wins at Henty Fibre Fashion Awards

  Henty Machinery Field Days: Henty Natural Fibre Fashion Awards Karen has won the prestigious Henty Millinery Award for her Gold and Dove Grey Boater. http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/story/4943422/hats-off-to-wagga-woman-for-award-winning-design/ Excerpt: Ms Hyde has been a feature of the fibre fashion for the past three years and impressed the judges with her handmade design. “I’ve been lucky to be

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Ginetta Rositano Wins British Award

Ginetta Wins Award in The British School of Millinery Tiara Headdress Competition. I asked Ginetta about her experience.. “I had created this particular Wedding Crown for a client at the same time I received the August issue of HATalk Magazine. The invitation to enter the British School of Millinery Competition was to design and make

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Rebecca Hillis Wins Champion Exhibit

  Rebecca Hillis Wins Champion Exhibit at Wagga Wagga Show. I asked Rebecca about her Champion Feather Headpiece Entry. “It was one of two hats I made for Wagga Gold Cup and both won first prizes. The feathered one was made to go with my fur and leather option for Gold Cup and I wanted

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Travels With Jane

Milliner and Intrepid Traveller, Jane Stoddart, reports on Millinery in the USA and Canada. I asked her about her journey: “Delighted to report that I have recently returned from a wonderful month travelling/teaching across the USA and Canada, spending time renewing old millinery friendships, meeting and making many new friends.  I really recommend taking the

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“The Drowsy Chaperone”

Our Phillip Rhodes Retrospective continues with “The Drowsy Chaperone” Book by Bob Martin & Don McKellar Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison Melbourne Theatre Company, Playhouse, the Arts Centre, Melbourne. Director: Simon Phillips. Musical Director: Mathew Frank. Choreographer: Andrew Hallsworth. Set and Costume Designer: Dale Ferguson. Run date: 18 January to 27

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Congratulations, Rachael Henson!!

Runner up in the recent Millinery Association of Australia “Design Award” Rachael wins again with a gorgeous design in velvet and satin. Read all about her MAA design experience here. “For someone who claimed to not be much of a competition enterer I seem to be doing a lot of entering this year… To meet

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Sinamay and Straw

“Raising the Standard of Millinery in the Riverina” Beginners Certificate Course : Introduction to Sinamay and Straw Course outline: This particular course, which will run for six hrs each month for the next six months, will focus on traditional millinery techniques and standards with a set syllabus on the topic of “Handling Sinamay and Straw

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“Tivoli”

“Tivoli” “Tivoli” premiered at the State Theatre, Melbourne in 2001 as an Australian Dance Musical, paying tribute to the infamous Tivoli Variety and Revue Circuit. The Tivoli Theatre Circuit of Australia ran from the 1890’s to its last show in 1966. Production Director, Graeme Murphy celebrated this era capturing the humour, glamour and magic of

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Extra! Extra! Gold Cup Millinery Award Remains in Wagga..

Congratulations, Karen Hyde! Every year, on the first Friday in May, local milliners make a play for the MTC Fashions of the Field Competition, plying their craftmanship on the dais for the most coveted Wagga Wagga Gold Cup, Best Millinery Award. As one of the most prestigious Racing Carnival Events in the Riverina, with $15,000

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“Avenue of Hats” Event A Resounding Success

Wagga Marketplace “Avenue of Hats”: On the morning of the 24th of April, a bevy of our most enthused RMA members converged en masse, up the Marketplace escalators, laden with hat boxes, chattering excitedly. Our inaugural “Avenue of Hats” was about to commence with an amazing array of delicious millinery creations on display and sale

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