Those who follow me on Facebook or here at the blog will know that I have recently attended a three week course in couture millinery held in New York by the incredibly talented Anya Caliendo.
The things I learnt and witnessed in the class were truly inspiring and I am madly creating and in production.
These are my creations from the class - my little delights filled with New York memories that I will cherish forever ♥♥♥ not only for what they taught me in millinery terms and how they have lead to my growth as a milliner and a person but they are also my expressions of gratitude for having a dream and actually being able to take steps to realising it.
Each piece taught specific techniques and some also unexpected skills in mountaineering ;-))) coz boy did I feel like I'd reached the summit and could do an air pump when I made that final stitch on one of them in particular ;-))))) We also got to use some of the most exquisite materials and were very spoilt but some really beautiful pieces were created over the summer.
New York 2011
My first piece Butterflies on Barbed Wire - I love the contrast of hard and soft (good and bad) of this piece.
Mimi in Manhattan - This girl taught me a thing or two that’s for sure!!!
Secret Garden - named after all the wonderful community gardens scattered throughout New York, their beauty is to behold.
Golden Days - A Turban for my golden days in New York!
Flirty Eyes - A fun and flirty top hat inspired by a friendship formed on my recent New York trip ...a toast to a new friend pays homage to her love of burlesque inspired design and lingerie using crin and ribbon trim
I also have another piece under construction but you will see that in a future collection :-)
How I'm loving this My Millinery Adventure!