Competition Pieces

Oaks Day Millinery Award 2019

Presented as part of the Oaks Day Millinery Competition at Flemington Racecourse. Selected as one of the 60 milliners to present a piece as part of the competition Lauren J Ritchie presented a piece modeled by Erin Ritchie. Outfit was styled by Two Sewing Sisters.Headpiece: Lauren J RitchieOutfit: National TrustShoes: Wittner:Bag: Olg bergEarrings: Northside Southside

Master Millinery Section Entry – Royal Melbourne Show

Was honored to be invited to present a piece in the Master Millinery Section at the Royal Melbourne Show.  This section is an invitational only section for members of the Millinery Association of Australia.  It was first introduced by Phillip Rhodes when he was President in 2015 and has been carried on by following Presidents …

Royal Melbourne Show formal headwear section win

It was a thrill to receive first place in the formal headwear section at Royal Melbourne Show.  Thank you to The Essential Hat for sponsoring this section.

Parkins Fabric – Hat Competition

Parkin’s Fabric hosted a Hat Competition judged by Rachel Trevor-Morgan with the challenge presented to participants to make a hat or headpiece from a specific bundle of materials.  This red wool felt turban has a base covered with black veiling and has a black petersham edge to define the flowing line of the drape.

MIMC 2018

This felt draped turban was created to enter the MIMC competition. This piece is currently available for sale The Essential Hat with a further variety or colour range soon to be released. You can place an order for a custom made version here.

Oaks Day Millinery Award 2017

Photographer: Lee Sander Model: Erin Ritchie Dress: made by Erin Ritchie, fabric from Spotlight from Vogue Pattern 1392 (bodice) and Vogue 1486 (skirt) Shoes: Tony Bianco

MAA Design Award 2017

  This is my entry for the MAA Design Award. The components were blocked from a shaped vintage block then prepared and covered with silk abaca, lame and cream crinoline then joined with the insert of gold abaca piping. The piece sits on the right hand side of the head balanced by a multi textured …

MIMC Entry 2017

Oaks Day Millinery Award 2016

Hats for Happiness – The Little Hat Project 2016

In 2016 this piece was created to support Hat for Happiness – The Little Hat project with an imaged published in Chaos – the book released to support the project. Available here.