“Natasha” is a stunning and elegant hat. It is a unique headpiece that captures the mix between classical and modern. This cloche style hat was created on a vintage 1920s “Russian” hatblock, one of the collection of four Russian hat blocks that Wendy Scully Millinery uses to make her hat bases.
The process involves moulding and shaping the base material, in this case espartrie.
The espartrie is heat set and then wired, after which the surface fabric is also and moulded and then attached to the base pieces. The shapes are handstitched together to create this extremely flattering hat.
This hat can be made in sinamay, vintage silk, hand felted fabrics and velvets. Each foundation material used as a base shape for this hat block possesses its unique and personal style. Sheer, luxurious, shimmering, textural, and vintage in style.
Trim is generally a larger bow, however flowers and beading are other option.
The option is also available to have this headpiece made with or without a crown in the hat.
This unique headpiece is handmade and is available to custom order in many colours , trims and fabrics. Each fascinator and hat created is unique in colour and trim.
Wendy Scully Millinery focuses on the individuality of their hats and fascinators, and uses many handdyed trims and vintage fabrics.
Wendy Scully Millinery uses speciality hatblocks.
Each hatblock being used for these designs is either a vintage hat block, a custom made block to Wendy’s specific drawing, or even handmade block shapes created by Wendy herself.
A custom made headpiece requires about 4 weeks for completion. Please allow time for your order to be completed.
Hats available for purchase via this webpage will be posted within 3 days of purchase, via express post..
Consultation appointments for your millinery can be made tues-sat.
The boutique shop/atelier is open Mon-Sat.
St Collins Lane Retail Arcade
260 Collins St, Melbourne.