Tuesday, 17 April 2018

GEMMA HAT


This is the "Gemma" Hat.

A bespoke headpiece ordered to match a mother of the bride’s classic and very elegant dress.
Ellen attended to her beautiful daughter Gemma’s wedding the past Friday.

A medium, hand blocked, vintage pink sinamay "Smartie" cap base, decorated with a hand sculpted nude crinoline bow with hand sewn vintage pink rustic pearls heart, two nude silk and chiffon roses and finished with pink and nude curled goose biots feathers.
This design is both, simple and elegant and is completely hand sewn.
It is lined with a lavish vintage pink satin and it is worn on a nude satin covered hairband.




Thursday, 12 April 2018

JOSEPHINE HAT

This is the "Josephine" hat.
A medium size "Smartie" cap base, hand blocked from high quality green wool felt.
This amazing hat is adorned with a dramatic and outstanding bouquet of curled peacock swords feathers, a hand sculpted green wool felt bow and hand sewn pearls...
This gorgeous piece can be worn in two ways as shown in the photos, with the feathers at the side of the head or with the feathers on top of the head.
It's worn on a millinery black elastic and it's lined with red taffeta for a lovely contrast.
A total must if your intention is to impress!!

DORIS HAT

This is the "Doris" hat.
A beret hat I've made from a high quality vintage jet black mink fur from 1940s simply decorated with two pheasant tail feathers and finished with an outstanding vintage brown rhinestone brooch I've bought from my friend Jen from Lady Jane Vintage in New York.
This fabulous headpiece is worn on a black millinery elastic and it is completely hand sewn.
A total must if your intention is to impress!

MENPHIS

This is the "Memphis" Hat.
A medium, hand blocked mustard sinamay "Smartie" cap base, beautifully decorated with a dark purple painted pattern and an oversized hand-sculpted bow at the back hand sewn against a high quality ochre hydrangea.
This lovely headpiece is finely finished with a single dark purple curled quill topped with an original mustard Murano Crystal bead I bought in the island during my last trip to Venice.
It is also completely hand sewn, lined with a black and purple satin and is worn on a black millinery elastic.
I just love the combination of these colors!

ANGELA HAT

This is the "Angela" Hat.
A medium teardrop shape hat, hand blocked from high quality magenta wool felt using the hat block I designed!
This amazing hat is adorned with a dramatic and outstanding bouquet of purple coque feathers and soft brown long feathers...
The hand sewn braiding gold pattern is from the Arthur's lady's Home Magazine, June, 1863
It's worn on a black millinery elastic.
A total must if your intention is to impress!!

LOUISE HAT

This is the "Louise" Hat.
A beautiful, vibrant red high quality wool felt cloche hat, simply decorated with a black velvet band and a dramatic and outstanding curved bouquet of young black top feathers, baby red arrowheads and spotted guinea fowl feathers.
A timeless classic style!

BELINDA HAT

This is the "Belinda" Hat.
A beret hat I've made from a high quality brown faux fur simply decorated with four curled pheasant tail feathers and finished with a beautiful brooch with crystals in different shades of green.
This gorgeous headpiece is worn on a black millinery elastic, is lined with a lovely vintage rose satin and it is completely hand sewn.
The "Belinda" hat is a bespoke order and I've create it in collaboration with my new customer following her requirements.

BIANCA HAT

This is the "Bianca" hat.
An outstanding medium size angular pillbox hat hand blocked from high quality magenta wool felt.
It is simply finished with two hand dried crow's full opened wings.
This wonderful headpiece is completely hand sewn and is lined with a pale Mocha taffeta.
It is worn on a black millinery elastic.

LITTLE BEE

This is the "Little Bee" Hat
A medium, hand blocked navy blue sinamay perching cap base, decorated with a single curved bouquet of navy blue feathers, finished with a bee brooch and hand sewn bronze color pearls.
The brooch is a reproduction of an antique Victorian brooch.
You can go to my personal page Ana Victoria Mulcahy to learn more about this brooch's details.
This beautifully simple headpiece is completely hand sewn, lined with navy blue taffeta and is worn on a black millinery elastic.
Certainly...one of my favorite!!

KATE HAT

This is the "Kate" Hat.
I've created this gorgeous headpiece in collaboration with Felt and silk designer Kate Ramsey, from Limerick.
I met Kate at the RDS, in Dublin at the end of 2016 and I fell in love immediately with her unique designs and its incredibly vibrant colors...and I thought they would be the perfect addition to my unique hats!
This is how the "Kate" Hat was born!
It is a medium size angular pillbox hat, blocked from high quality black wool felt, simply decorated with two handmade felt and silk flowers by Kate Ramsey. One in magenta shade and the other one in green and yellow shades.
This beautiful headpiece can be worn to the right or to the left gently pushed forward and as you can see in the first two photos, the hat will have a different color front flower depending on which side we choose.
This simple but outstanding design is lined with black taffeta and It's worn on a black millinery elastic.
A total must if your intention is to impress!!
You can visit www.fabulousfelt.ie to see all of Kate's designs or follow her Facebook page FabulousFelt by Kate Ramsey

MAIRI HAT

This is the "Mairi" Hat
A perfect hat to wear during #wearingirish March promoted by Margaret Molloy
I've created this beautiful headpiece in collaboration with Ceramic and Fine Porcelain designer Mairi Stone, from Ballydehob, Co. Cork.
When I first saw Mairi's pieces, I fell in love immediately with them...her work is truly amazing and it was the perfect addition for my "Tales from the sea" collection.
Mairi made the shells to my specifications in regards to sizes and colors using Porcelain Paperclay from the Scarva pottery in Northern Ireland.
She fused glass into the pieces...this is far more pleasing and colourful than glazes. As the glass cools it 'crackles' giving a beautiful crystalline effect.
When the pieces are not colored, then it is the amazing translucency of the porcelain that is being shown.
And this is how the "Mairi" Hat was born!
A medium, hand blocked "Dove Grey" sinamay perching cap base, decorated with fine porcelain Paperclay shells handcrafted by designer Mairi Stone.
This feminine headpiece is finished with hand sewn pearls nesting inside the shells...
You can visit Mairi Stone Facebook Page, her instagram or her shop in Etsy where you can buy her designs from small shells to big lamps, etc...

SAKURA HAT

This is the "Sakura" Hat.
A medium, hand blocked pink Sinamay "Smartie" cap base, simply decorated with a beautiful bouquet of cherry blossom flowers and a single curled ivory quill topped with a pink pearl!
This gorgeous headpiece is completely hand sewn, lined with a pink satin and is worn on a millinery elastic.
The Sakura Hat is a stunningly simple and feminine design that will go with any outfit!

CARMEN HAT

This is the “Carmen” Hat.
An outstanding medium, handcrafted, side perching zebra print sinamay disk with a black trim and decorated with 4 beautiful red roses. 🌹
The design of the “Carmen” hat is both stunning and elegant.
It is sure to turn heads and bring lots of compliments at a wedding or other special occasion.
This saucer disk hat is worn on a wide satin covered headband.

TITA HAT

This is the "Tita" Hat.
A medium size "Smartie" cap base, blocked from high quality magenta wool felt, decorated with a super cool crinoline bow and two silk and chiffon pink roses.
This gorgeous and elegant headpiece is finished with a small bouquet of violet and purple curled goose biots feathers...is lined with a tartan taffeta following the shades of colors of the hat and is worn on a black millinery elastic.
The "Tita" Hat is part of my new "Women from America" collection...
Thanks again to my muse Walkiria Bosch for the inspiration...

DANIELLE HAT

This is the gorgeous "Danielle" Hat. 🐝
An outstanding large ivory sinamay oval hat, decorated with a bouquet of beautiful hand sewn, Paul Costelloe high quality fabric magnolia flowers.
The reason why I choose his flowers is that in person they look soooo real!!
I was asked so many times yesterday at the The Fairyhouse Easter Festival the magnolias were real!
Magnolias are very close to my heart and I am absolutely over the moon with the outcome of this design!
This is certainly my all time fav hat!
The design of the “Danielle" hat is both stunning and elegant.

MARY HAT

This is the "Mary" pillbox hat.
A bespoke order from a very stylish customer to attend the Bollinger Best Dressed Lady competition at the Punchestown Festival 2017.
A medium size, hand blocked buckram angular pillbox base, covered with pink fabric and navy blue Italian lace, decorated with 3 high quality fabric pink roses, 3 pink arrowhead feathers and a pink pearled button surrounded with pink soft feathers matching her dress!
This wonderfully classic and elegant design is lined with a pink taffeta and is worn on a silver millinery elastic.

RITA HAT

This is the "Rita" Hat.
A bespoke order headpiece made to match this beautiful black dress by Maje, Paris..
A petite, hand blocked black Sinamay "Smartie" cap base, beautifully and simply decorated with metal golden rings following the dress's pattern
It is completely hand sewn and is worn on a black hairband...
The "Rita" Hat has a stunningly simple design and it was ordered for a local wedding.

ELAINE HAT

This is the "Elaine" pillbox hat.
A medium size, hand blocked ivory sinamay angular pillbox base, decorated with the most beautiful high quality off white fabric orchids and finished with different sizes of hand sewn pearls.
This wonderfully classic and elegant design is lined with a mocha taffeta and is worn on a millinery elastic.

SARAH HAT

This is the "Sarah" Hat.
A bespoke order finished for an upcoming wedding.
A medium sized, hand blocked ivory nude Sinamay "Smartie" cap base, beautifully decorated with a composition of beige sinamay swirls and tulle swirls with hand sewn "old pink" pearls...
The customer's dress fabric was added to the back of the hat as inverted swirls finished with four silk petite roses and young beige top feathers.
This exquisite headpiece is finished with hand sewn ivory pearls and beads to match the front of the customer's dress.
It is also completely hand sewn, lined with a light ivory taffeta and is worn on a brown headband.
The "Sarah" Hat is a stunningly simple and feminine design that will go with almost any outfit!

PAULA HAT

This is the "Paula" pillbox hat.
A medium size, hand blocked pink sinamay angular pillbox base, decorated with the most beautiful high quality purple and pink fabric hydrangeas and finished with a curled ivory quill topped with a gorgeous blue bevelled glass bead.
This wonderfully classic and elegant design is lined with a ivory taffeta, finished with a sweet pink rabbits petersham ribbon from Stitch 'n Knit in Athlone and is worn on a millinery elastic.

DAISY HEADBAND

This is the "Daisy" flapper headband.
A vintage 1920's Charleston era inspired headband specially made to attend "The Great Gatsby" play at The Gate Theatre in Dublin.
A outstanding bouquet of peacock tail eyes, white coque soft feathers and a single cream color peacock tail eye feather...finished with a golden pearls and rhinestone brooch.

TERESA HAT

This is the "Teresa" hat.
A medium, hand blocked magenta Sinamay "Smartie" cap base, beautifully decorated with a single, large hand sculpted sinamay swirl and a beautiful bouquet of high quality fabric roses and hydrangeas.
The headpiece is simply finished with 5 floating handmade feather butterflies.
This unique design is a bespoke order to match the mother of the groom's gorgeous outfit...
It is completely hand sewn, lined with a bright magenta satin and is worn on a beige millinery elastic.
The "Teresa" Hat is a stunningly simple, romantic and feminine design that will go with almost any outfit!

ANNE VEIL CROWN

This is the "Anne" crown.
A super versatile crown with leopard printed crinoline structured veil and a hand sculptured crinoline swirl.
This funky headpiece is completely hand sewn and is finished with a mini bouquet of black coque feathers and sequins at the end of the spiral.
The veil can be worn over the face, over the forehead or placed on the top of the head as a beret hat so it allow many ways to wear it.

MICHELLE HAT

This is the "Michelle" Hat.
A bespoke headpiece ordered to match a dress to attend a wedding the past Friday.
A petite, hand blocked ivory sinamay "Smartie" cap base, decorated with hand sewn Italian black Guipure lace, a black sinamay curl and finished with a single black arrow head feather.
This design is both, simple and elegant and is completely hand sewn.
Is lined with a black fabric and is worn on a black millinery elastic.

ITA HEADPIECE

This is the "Ita" headpiece.
A medium blue sinamay oval base decorated with an intricate blue sinamay folded teardrop shape.
This beautiful headpiece was a bespoke order for a mother of the groom to match her dress.
The same fabric as the dress was sourced and hand sewn to the surface of the hat to create the perfect blend.
It's finished with a bouquet of golden roses, golden top feathers and hand sewn pearls.
It sits on a fine metal headband covered with blue lace and has a hair comb to offer more grip.

KIM HAT

This is the "Kim" hat.
This country style hat was made specially as a prize for the winner of the Queen of the Ballinasloe Fair 2017 contest.
On the night of the 22nd of September Kim Connaughton was crowned as the Queen of the fair so I've decided to call this hat "Kim" after her.
It's a brown wool felt, one side curled medium brim fedora hat style.
This timeless and classic design is simply decorated with 5 long natural orange tips Lady Amherst pheasant feathers and a brown bond secured with a golden leaf brooch.

ANNETTE HEADPIECE

This is the "Annette" headpiece.
A stunning curved shaped design with wings like at each side of the head, embellished with golden metal leaves and flowers and covered with different shades of ivory and cream hand sewn pearls.
A truly impressive headpiece!!
Credit for my hairstyle: Cliona Lyons for Utopia HairDesign in Ballinasloe

IVY HAT

This is the "Ivy" hat.
A bespoke order for an upcoming wedding, made specially to match a mother of the groom outfit.
It is a medium, hand blocked navy blue sinamay perching cap base, decorated with a single curved bouquet of black feathers and finished with a lovely detail of hand sewn ivory and cream pearls and crystals.
This beautifully simple headpiece is completely hand sewn, lined with navy blue taffeta and is worn on a black millinery elastic.
Certainly...one of my favorite!!

MAURA HAT

This is the "Maura" Hat.
A bespoke headpiece ordered to match a dress to attend an upcoming wedding.
A medium hand blocked grey sinamay "Smartie" cap base, decorated with an intricate grey sinamay curl, pink soft feathers, hand sewn pearls and crystals and finished with a single pink arrow head feather.
This design is both, simple and elegant and is completely hand sewn.
Is lined with a black and grey leopard like tafetta and is worn on a brown millinery elastic.

LADY AMBER

This is the "Lady Amber" Hat.
A medium size "Smartie" cap base, blocked from high quality green wool felt.
It is decorated with a super cool ladybird and a delicate bouquet of pale pink "Rokokó" roses...
This lovely headpiece is lined with a tartan taffeta following the shades of colors of the hat and is worn on a millinery elastic.
The "Lady Amber" Hat is part of my new collection called "Hats for Little girls"...

ELLEN HAT

This is the "Ellen" Hat.
I’ve made this stunning new design especially to be added to the Fab Fillies Hathire Cork collection 💚
A medium, hand blocked buckram smartie base, covered with a beautiful shiny emerald green satin and simply decorated with a beautiful bouquet of green English roses and finished with two curled dark green quills topped with two green pearls!
This gorgeous headpiece is completely hand sewn, lined with a colorful taffeta and is worn on a millinery elastic.
The "Ellen" Hat is a stunningly classic and feminine design that will go with any outfit!

GABRIELLE HAT

This is the "Gabrielle" hat.
A medium, sinamay teardrop pillbox hat, beautifully covered with a rustic rough loose woven pink tartan fabric, simply embellished with a hand-sculpted intricate wire swirls covered with the same fabric as the hat and finished with a hand sewn pearls detail.
This gloriously classic and elegant design is lined with a bright magenta taffeta and is worn on a black millinery elastic.

Friday, 30 March 2018

ANNA HAT


My customer Anna Campbell was the inspiration for the name of this hat.
She looks very elegant and classic with her new bespoke headpiece specially made to match the outfit she wore to her daughter Lynn’s wedding: a beautiful silver/ powder grey faux wrap pencil dress embellished with pearls and crystals details on the neckline and sleeves from Sinead's Boutique in Annacotty, Limerick.

It was an absolute pleasure to design her hat. I am totally pleased with the results! The match was perfect and made the whole outfit look so balanced and stylish!
She looked stunning!

This is the "Anna" Hat.

A bespoke headpiece ordered to match a mother of the bride’s beautiful, classic and very elegant dress.
A medium, hand blocked grey sinamay "Smartie" cap base, decorated with an intricate grey sinamay swirl and finished with hand sewn pearls and crystals replicating the same detail on the dress.
This design is both, simple and elegant and is completely hand sewn.
It is lined with a powder grey satin, is worn on a brown millinery elastic and secured with a front comb.








Tuesday, 27 March 2018

LISA HAT


My customer Lisa Campbell Hogan was the inspiration for the name of this hat.
How amazingly beautiful does she look with her new bespoke headpiece specially made to match the outfit she wore to her sister Lynn’s wedding?: the Memsi Opulent Fauna culotte jumpsuit by Ted Baker.
It was a pleasure to design her hat. I am totally pleased with the results!
She looked absolutely stunning!

This is the "Lisa” angular pillbox hat.

A petite, hand blocked buckram angular pillbox hat base, covered with jet black Charmeuse Satin, decorated with a fabulous pair of high quality red roses, a curled black and red quill topped with a red glass pearl and decorated with a golden metal semi/circle, specially used to match the customers outfit!
It's completely hand blocked and hand sewn following traditional millinery techniques.
This elegant headpiece is lined with a red and black taffeta with roses motifs and it’s worn on a Millinery black elastic secured with a front comb.







Friday, 23 March 2018

SIMONA HAT


My inspiration for the name of this hat was the gorgeous model Simona Va.

This is the “Simona” Hat
A medium upturn base, blocked in jet black sinamay, placed on a medium size smartie cap base, hand blocked in buckram and covered with jet black taffeta.
The upturn is covered with hand sewn black “Veronica” lace and decorated with two bouquets of black rooster tail feathers with black velvet tips.

This fantastic headpiece is very light, completely hand sewn and is worn on a black millinery elastic.
I wore this headpiece to the Irish Fashion Innovation Awards 2018 at the The Galmont Hotel & Spa in Galway and I met the lovely Simona.

She is so beautiful, tall and elegant..the perfect inspiration to name my last creation!





Photo credit: Dave Cooley Photography
      

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

VERA HAT


My customer Vera Keohane, from Kinsale was the inspiration for the name of this hat.
This stunning headpiece was especially designed to match her gorgeous “Beatrice” pencil dress from Phoenix V.

This is the “Vera” Hat.

A medium, hand blocked buckram smartie cap base, covered with nude Italian leatherette and embellished with a beautiful bouquet of purple feathers and purple horse hair at the back to give it a bit of height.
It is also decorated with a medium swirl covered with purple fabric from the dress and finished with hand sewn pearls, following the pattern and style of the dress’s neckline.

This gorgeous headpiece is completely hand sewn, lined with purple taffeta and is worn on a millinery elastic.