Awards

Here are some awards that we have won and some articles from the media!

News: July 16 2017

Catherine Ellen, owner of The Essential Hat, has won 1st prize in the 2017, 25th International Hat Festival, Caussade, France.

Catherine’s hat, Ying and Yang, was judged first out of many entries from all over the world. This is the second time that Catherine has won 1st first prize at Caussade, and highlights the exceptional talent abundant in Australia and in particular, Melbourne.

Full results on the Chapeau Caussade web site:
http://www.chapeau-caussade.fr/

The French press have reported the win, for more details see www.ladepeche.fr.

This is Catherine's third award from Caussade, having won 1st prize in 2015 and 1st prize in the Flowers and Feathers category in 2011.

We are honoured to be chosen as this year's outright winner, which we believe reflects the level of millinery talent in Australia.

The winning hat, Ying and Yang, is pictured right, as worn by a model in the competition.

winner 2017

News: July 18 2015

Catherine Ellen, owner of The Essential Hat, has won 1st prize in the 2015, 23rd International Hat Festival, Caussade, France.

Catherine’s hat, l’Accordion, was chosen out of hundreds of entrants from all over the world. This win highlights the exceptional talent abundant in Australia and in particular, Melbourne.

Full results on the Chapeau Caussade web site:
http://www.chapeau-caussade.fr/fr/edition-2015/resultats-concours

The French press have reported the win, for more details see www.ladepeche.fr.

This is Catherine's second award from Caussade, having won 1st prize in the Flowers and Feathers category in 2011.

We are honoured to be chosen as this year's outright winner, which we believe reflects the level of millinery talent in Australia.

The winning hat, l’Accordion, is pictured right, as worn by a model in the competition.

winner 2015
certificate 2015
Winner of Oaks Day Millinery Award

Read the article in The Age, 2003.

The winner of the millinery award, Michelle Panton, wearing a hat from Essential Hats

See the photo in The Age.

Photo at Millinery.Info.

Counter Culture Pull on a hat, change your life
Article in 'Counter Culture' - The Age, 22/06/2005

Read the entire article.

'Counter Culture' - The Age, 22/06/2005

The Stonington Leader Newspaper article

Read the entire article.

The Stonington Leader

 

Melbourne Weekly Fashion Article

Melbourne Weekly 2004

How to Best Dress for the Races Chapeau Caussade Hat Festival - France

The Weekend Australian Magazine

The Hat Magazine Oct/Nov/Dec 2004

Best Bets for the Races Putting it together for Weddings

The Australian Magazine

Jewish News Magazine 2004

Fashions on the Field - Finalist

Herald Sun, 3 October 2004

Herald Sun, 3 October 2004

Femme Fatale

Melbourne Weekly, 8-14 October 2000

The 2003 Melbourne
Spring Carnival Millinery Award