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Domenica Kiely
Written by Domenica Kiely

Although it might not feel it like it whilst we are still waking to icy winds and pumping up the heaters, we promise, Spring is just around the corner!

To Melburnians, however, Spring does not just mean the end of the “winter that is always somehow colder than expected.” Rather, it means that many a Melburnian’s favourite event is just around the corner: the Spring Racing Carnival!

Holly Young Millinery - spring racing

The time to start preparing for the Racing Carnival is now, with many milliners already working diligently to create beautiful headwear to go with the fabulous fashions on the field. 2016 will see a continued variety of headwear options including pillbox hats, broad hats, feathered fascinators, as well as jewelled headbands and head pieces. Colourful feathers will play a dominant role and stunning floral crowns and headbands are also expected to trend.

Holly Young Millinery - spring racing

When it comes to choosing headwear, two key things need to be taken into consideration: your face shape and your outfit. Headwear needs to suit your face – for example, a small face may be overwhelmed by a big or fussy hat; a fascinator or headband may be a more flattering choice. Round faces require height, so a hat or fascinator that is high would work well. Headwear also needs to work in tandem with one’s outfit, especially in regards to colour, fabric and texture.

Holly Young Millinery - spring racing

Reed Gift Fairs exhibitor 2englishbirds is proud to be bringing the work of highly talented UK milliner, Holly Young, to Australia. A bespoke milliner who has worked for both Philip Treacy and royal milliner, Jane Taylor, Young was recently commissioned to create 30 hats for the the Warner Brothers’ film, Kingsman: Secret Service. Young’s millinery creations are known for careful attention to detail, an elegant simplicity and quality materials. You can learn more about her stunning millinery creations by contacting 2englishbirds.

Find 2englishbirds at Reed Gift Fairs Melbourne August this weekend from Saturday 6 – Wednesday 10 August at the Melbourne Showgrounds on Stand SS420

Feature image: Holly Young Millinery
Image credits: Holly Young Millinery

About the author
Domenica Kiely
Domenica Kiely

My name is Domenica, but my tribe call me Dom. I’ve written for a number of successful and popular Australian blogs, and I have experience working in both education and the media. I have a slight (ahem) shopping addiction, but I prefer to think of it as an ethical contribution to the growth of the economy. I am fuelled by a love of art, photography, home interiors, trashy television and my family (not in that order).

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