I am so excited to be on the Milliner on the move again and this time the journey takes me through NSW. I arrived into Sydney on Saturday night and was collected from the airport by my brother Jeremy and my niece, Bella and I am spending the week with Deb, Jeremy, Bella, Asher and Riley at their home in Sydney.
I travelled with two boxes of hats amongst my [very limited] collection of winter clothing and I posted three other boxes of hats that arrived safe and sound prior to my arrival and have since been begging to be opened.
Tonight I will don my gorgeous niece with pieces to show and tell the current collection of headwear to the family and then this entire collection will be showcased at a private event hosted by Alex Whitby at her home in Surry Hills.
I met Alex a few years ago when she spent six weeks living in The Quarters, which is my accommodation bungalow in Broome. Alex and her friends are avid race goers and with the Sydney spring carnival just around the corner the timing was perfect for a little hat event, not to mention this being the perfect opportunity for a Flic & Alex catch up.
This Saturday September 10th from 2 pm we will be surrounded by feathers, bubbles and fun. Here is a snippet of the collection that I have created especially for the event.
I have combined the use of hand collected Kimberley feathers as well as dyed feathers and other millinery specific materials to create a collection of piece reflective of Broome and the Kimberley. I have included mabe’, freshwater, keshi and cultured pearls in several pieces and very much look forward to introducing the Kimberley collection to the Sydney girls. As per my usual, every piece is a one off creation and each with their story.