Rachael's millinery is always elegant, equally balanced with delicacy and boldness with dash of high spirits.
Rachael started making hats in 1998. She studied millinery in Canberra, and then Adelaide, Australia, On returning to Canberra, she started her own millinery business and has been making hats for dignitaries, race goers, brides (and their mothers) ever since. Her hats have jetted off all over the world, including to royal weddings. Rachael also makes head wear for theatrical productions..
In 2015 Rachael was fortunate to work for Phillip Rhodes (Phillip Rhodes Hats Melbourne, Australia) in his workroom for the spring racing season. Theatrical, wholesale and bespoke work all came through this very busy traditionally run workroom, run to an extremely high standard.
Rachael works from her home based workroom closely supervised by Oliver the dog.
Rachael says, “A great hat is like a new pair of shoes or a fabulously cut dress or pair of trousers, it will make you feel different...better....more you. Why? I suppose the reason will inevitably be different for everyone, but the right hat will amplify the wearer’s personality. Or maybe it just feels good.
Rachael is a member of the Millinery Association of Australia.