My name is Belinda and I am passionate about hats.
How often do we have the chance to get dressed up these days?! It's not just the clothes that makes an outfit fabulous; it's the accessories as well. The hunting and gathering of bits and pieces - so much fun. I especially love scrummaging through second hand shops.
At the start of 2015 I was browsing Instagram and admiring the beautiful ladies at an Australian raceday. Their headwear was incredible; the colours and styles - wow! I'm a creative person and thought to myself; I want to give that a go - I want to create racing fashion headwear. During 2015 I attended a millinery convention in Brisbane where I undertook a variety of workshops. I've also trained with Waltraud Reiner of Melbourne. I continue to update my skills regularly.
I have been a top five finalist at the Ellerslie Viva Prix de Fashion competition for the past three years (2016-2018), wearing my own headwear:
My skills in wedding headwear is flourishing! I've assisted brides and Mothers of the Bride/Groom several times now and love it. The excitement and lead-up to the big day is fantastic. I love creating these beautiful, sparkly pieces and use Swaroski pearls.
Thank you for your ongoing support!
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