Hello! My name is Christie and I’m a Milliner based in Australia. I work with clients from all over the world creating fine headwear and veils for their weddings. I never take for granted how intimate this relationship is, as I often am privy to your dress, hairstyle and all the intimate details of your wedding before anyone else! It truly is an honour and I absolutely LOVE my job.
I became a Milliner after studying millinery at the Melbourne School of Fashion then going on to complete my Certificate IV at TAFE, which is the highest Millinery qualification in Australia. I have since done a number of courses with international master Milliners and started Christie Millinery in 2011.
I’ve had some amazing experiences to date! It’s hard to choose my favourite, but my top 3 would be making a headpiece for Kylie Minogue for her to be photographed for VOGUE for her 50th birthday; collaborating with Australian label CAMILLA and making headwear for all their Australian boutiques and David Jones; and working with Far Fetch creative director Mark Vassallo and VOGUE Australia for their Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival runway show.
My design aesthetic is sophisticated, ethereal and organic. I work closely with clients to ensure that their headwear design sits effortlessly alongside elements of their big day, working with their head shape, hair, hairstyle and accessories. I work with many mediums including plated metal (24k gold, rose gold and rhodium), lace (including that from your dress), Swarovski crystals and pearls, feathers and leather. You can see some of my real brides here.
I offer a curated selection of designs online, as well as a bespoke service where I work one-on-one with Brides to create headwear for their big day. As I make everything in my Australian Atelier, please allow 8 weeks from the time of your order. If your wedding is prior to this, please contact me and I will endeavour to help you out.
If you want to wear something in your hair but are not sure where to start - that’s what I’m here for! Why not get in touch, and we can organise to catch up over the phone or online.
For enquires, please contact Christie via her contact page, or by calling +61 407 528 689 or email email@example.com