Hi folks!! This is me trying to pose while not getting myself run over by cars flying down the road to the golf course!! This picture was taken at something like 7 in the morning by my wonderful hubster and thankfully the makeup hides my tired eyes!!  He suggested that I sit in the middle of the road and get the “shot of the trees” in the background, hmmmm…………..

Fee at 4 years old wearing my first hat

I began my millinery journey 30 years ago during a fashion and design course then returned to it many years later in 2012, realised why I loved it and haven’t looked back!!  I am an award winning milliner, a member of the British Millinery Association and member of DCCI – Design & Crafts Council of Ireland.

I have been sewing from a very young age, when my mum passed down her sewing skills from her Nanna.  I come from a generation of family tailors and seamstresses in Melbourne – so it’s in the blood!  I even found out that my ancestors made the tracksuits for the 1950’s Olympics in Melbourne Australia!!!

I moved to Northern Ireland with my family in the late 80s, studying city & guilds and fashion & design amongst other things.  Since then, I’ve had fun establishing my business beginning from my home studio to then expanding and renting my first retail space from The Designerie in Bushmills and now I have my very own hat studio based currently in Ballymoney. 

I design and create pieces that are very limited in number, keeping as sustainable as possible and avoiding over-production and mass manufacturing.