Twelve months has passed and this Milliner still hasn’t been on the Move.
The confinement, however, has thankfully come to an end as borders open, travel confidence grows and life stirs from our pandemic haze.
While I’ve been fortunate to have spent these past few years in Broome, the seclusion has still had an effect.
Even with it’s wide open spaces, wilderness and beach, being away from family and friends for so long has been hard, for us all.
I’ve always justified settling on the opposite side of the country to my family by being only a flight away. Who would’ve thought?
But don’t you worry – like the rest of us, I’ll be making up for lost time.
The planner is out and this year there’s aeroplane stickers on the board.
2022 in Broome kicked off with the golden opportunity to showcase by runway, my first collection of millinery for the year.
Crown Jewels II was three months of creativity – a collection of Mardi Gras show pieces, wearable art, feathers, shimmer and bling; a mix of stage show millinery, creative artistry and race wear for those who like to take it up a trackside notch.
I was filled with pride as each piece took to the runway and in stark contrast to the poised and silent crowd of New York Fashion Week, the models played to the screaming crowd that lined the outdoor stage beneath our balmy WET season Kimberley sky. The parade was so much fun.
This Launch party of the Broome Pride Mardi Gras festival was filled with colour, excitement, glitter and fun. Broome was back! Events were back – and I was so grateful to be part of it all launching a collection as Milliner to the Queens.
Surge Films Broome captured the energy of the runway with this footage Hats by Felicity Crown Jewels II Runway Show
The Launch party, however, was the first and the last crowd event of the Broome festival to take place.
As covid continues to creep into the Kimberley the decision was made not to hold the other major events of the Mardi Gras.
As we’ve all learnt to say these past years, – “it is what it is”, and so we pack away the bling and get on with plan B, C or is it down to Z…
My Crown Jewels II millinery collection is now available for sale on my website – Hats by Felicity Crown Jewels II Millinery Collection
And, bringing forward the next plan – I am thrilled to launch my Millinery for Creative Photoshoot Hire.
For all you creative photographers out there, I have curated a collection of my unique millinery for hire, to compliment your next photoshoot – Millinery to power your image.
Whether you are shooting a business promotion for a client or your own creative photography – the Hats by Felicity Millinery Hire collection is offered to photographers Australia wide.
Click to Millinery Hire for Creative Photography Hats by Felicity Millinery for Creative Photoshoot Hire
With Broome race round next on the Millinery event calendar for me, it’s back to the studio to create my next collection due for release in May.
Oh, and keep an eye out for the Milliner on the Move – I’m getting back out on the road.
Click to the footage of the runway show by Surge Films Broome Hats by Felicity Crown Jewels II Runway Show
Enjoy the video and enjoy precious times reconnecting with family and friends.
Cheers & keep smiling
Hats by Felicity
Milliner on the Move