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2012 Hatty Award Winners
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2012 Hatty Awards Winners
 

 

Carol Kennelly Millinery - Ireland
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I won the Irish Accessory Designer of the Year at Kerry Fashion Weekend, The Best Hat at Killarney Races and the Most Creative Hat at the Dublin Horse Show. I was nominated as a finalist for Creative Irish Businesswoman of the Year by Image Magazine.

The majority of pieces I make are custom pieces for ladies attending a special event. They are made to flatter the wearer and the outfit. I am extremely fortunate that the ladies that attend horse racing events in Ireland are not afraid to be adventurous, and enjoy the attention that a unique creative headpiece brings them.

My passion for millinery started at the Best Dressed Lady competitions at the horse races. I would often find it difficult to find the perfect hat to complete an outfit. I decided to unleash my creative side and do it myself. I won two very prestigious prizes wearing my creations.

I used my prize money to train with milliner Lina Stein and started my own business 18 months ago. I also started making bridal and mother-of-the-bride pieces. Business is good!

Carol Kennelly Millinery - Ireland
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