Brisbane Airport BNE Issue 5 - page 16

t’s easy to see from the creations on this page
that Felicity Beovink can spend up to two
weeks creating one of her masterpieces of
millinery. Boevink is one of Brisbane’s most
sought-after milliners in the lead-up to Spring
Racing Carnival and Melbourne Cup festivities,
designing headpieces that are sculptural works
of art. Boevink will make as many as 50 hats,
all by hand, using materials sourced locally and
from around the world, from specialist vintage
suppliers and even friends who have collected
unique feathers for her over a few years. Although
flowers are traditionally the popular choice for
spring, Boevink admits she is exploring a theme
of flight with birds and butterflies this season.
“Spring Carnival is one time as an adult you get
to play dress-ups and explore the fantasy element
of dress when you go to a milliner,” she says.
“You can be anything you want for a day.”
Wittner Teddi honey leather
Samantha Wills Fates
Adventure clutch
Witchery Cecelia Cats Eye
BNE October/November 2014
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