At Wendy Scully Millinery we aim to provide you with a unique bespoke piece of millinery for whatever occasion. Wendy is based in her Atelier/boutique shop space in ‘St Collins Lane’ , 260 Collins St, Level 1, Melbourne CBD. At her Atelier you will receive personal attention to Conceive, Design and Create your unique one off head piece.
Wendy’s career as a Milliner/ Hat Maker is a culmination of the skills she has developed and learned over many years. To be a great Milliner you cannot simply “learn to make hats”. You need :
- an eye for shape and colour
- an understanding on how to best use different materials and accessories
- engineering skills – an understanding of production process
- a keen eye for current and past fashion trends
Wendy is a trained sculptor, designer and dressmaker. From an early age she has been a “maker” with her first skills taught to her as a child by her Merchant seaman grandfather to knit all her own dolls clothes. She qualified as an art teacher specialising in sculpture, design and textiles. Fashion and creativity are in her blood but when it came to choosing a career Wendy opted to teach being “a sensible and practical offering that paid the bills”. Specialising as a teacher in Art, craft and design Wendy spent 30 years in Australia and Asia honing all the above skills. In 2010 Wendy moved to Melbourne which allowed her to, for the first time in her career, hone the culmination of her skills into one focused area, namely hat making and specifically, Millinery (hats and fascinators for Women).
Wendy enjoys the challenge to express her ideas in many forms. Her focus on creating unique bridal and headwear is what drives her creative passions