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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