INTERVIEW // CHRISTINE BAKER MILLINERY

INTERVIEW // CHRISTINE BAKER MILLINERY

Recently, the Morgan Journal had the pleasure to shoot with incredibly the talented milliner, Christine Baker. After creating custom pieces of wearable artwork for several years, Christine has put together a small collection to showcase her work ahead of this year’s race season. With a style that is both feminine and highly structured, Christine walks a tailored yet floral line.

Collaborating also with the wonderful Donna & Alex of Florence & Marabel Collections, Courtney B Hair & Makeup and model, Constance Bailey, this look-book will have you totally ready for race season!

Constance wears the Arlington Milne Lace Cami & Palazzo Pants from Florence & Marabel with this black & white boater by Christine Baker Millinery.

How did Christine Baker Millinery begin?

About 4 years ago I did a weekend course with master milliner Elaine Merghard, arrived with a flat piece of sinnamay, some wire and a handful of feathers and by the end of the weekend left wearing a Raceday hat. I was hooked.

Constance wears Mela Purdie from Florence & Marabel with a statement red design by Christine Baker Millinery.

Where do you find your inspiration?

I love fashion, all sorts of fashion, but particularly vintage. Audrey Hepburn is my icon. I do take inspiration from current trends as well. I try to be versatile to accomodate for a wide range of fashion and clientele.

Inspiration comes from everywhere I guess. I’m a visual person, I usually go into creating a piece with very little in mind just the basic structure and from there it grows as I see it take shape.

Constance wears the Mela Purdie Stand Collar Top & Sway Skirt from Florence & Marabel with this abstract red floral piece by Christine Baker Millinery.

Do you have a favourite style to create?

I wouldn’t say I have a favourite style, I love experimenting with different materials and mediums. I have to admit that you can’t beat a classic black and white number.

Constance wears the Stevie May Ruby May Flounce Midi Dress from Florence & Marabel with a fringed boater by Christine Baker Millinery.

For more from Christine Baker Millinery, you can see more of her work here & here. To contact Christine for a design, call 0407656770 or email christinebaker1304@gmail.com.

Constance wears the Stevie May Triumph Mini Dress with a terracotta crown by Christine Baker Millinery.

All styling & clothing provided by Florence & Marabel.

Hair & makeup by CourtneyB Hair & Makeup.

Modelled by Constance Bailey (Tamblyn Model Management).

All photography by Morgan Smith for the Morgan Journal & Christine Baker Millinery.

 

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