Coque Millinery
Bridal Collection 2017

by Ericah Mitchell

 

 

 

Millinery fashion has taken the world by storm. Milliners are all over social media showing off their skills and designs for all the world to see, and buy of course. 

Hats for the most part, were invented for the protection of ones head from bad weather conditions. However over hundreds of years that has changed making hats a symbol of status or lack thereof. 

In 1875 America‘s Kentucky Derby, one of the largest events involving hats, made wearing a hat the most respected style fashion it is today. At times the larger and more extravagant the hat, the better. The élite event has made women all over the world search their milliner directories, to find a designer that can hopefully create and sell them a hat that may differ from all of the other thousands of ladies that will attend the event.  

Ava Rayke

Editor-in Chief

 




Nabila Headband-Light grey hand tooled
silk organza flowers, hackle feathers, stamen,
silk covered metal headband

 

 

 
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Cathy Tiara-Swarovski
pearls and beads

Gold toned wire copper
sequence headbands

 

 

COQUE IS DERIVED FROM THE FRENCH MEANING
- SMALL LOOP OF FEATHERS OR RIBBON
- USED IN TRIMMING HATS


 

 

 


Omega Pillbox Hat
Ivory covered buckram pillbox base,
luxury beaded ribbon trim, rhinestone
embellished French veiling

 

 

 

 

 

"Coque Millinery by Ericah, specializes in beautiful custom made women’s hats, fascinators, birdcage veils, hair pieces and accessories for any occasion such as: weddings, engagements, editorials, photoshoots as well as racing events; just to name a few.”
says Ericah. 

“Each design is handmade with love by using traditional millinery techniques.” “We use authentic wooden hat blocking to form the base of all of our hats. “You will find that our designs are well made, exude elegance, uniqueness and vintage charm.” 


“I have always had a love for fashion and was given the nick name “Vogue” by my peers. At a young age I would often restore old hats using remnants of fabric and any supplies on hand.” 

“Making hats became a natural hobby, while growing up in a traditional home where the ladies always wore hats to church.” 

“Today, with a growing attraction to three style elements; elegant, timeless and vintage inspired, I design for women who possess confidence and appreciate quality and excellence.” 

“As a signature touch you’ll find in the array of my designs, is an assortment of feathers, primarily the peacock feather.” 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Rechie Fascinator-Silk
handmade double flower,

Shinamay straw, hand-rolled leaves,
ostrich feathers

 

 

 

 

Karen Fascinator-Ivory birdcage veil,
French veiling, lace flowered applique,
Swarovski pearls

 

 

 

 


CREDITS


 
 

Creative Director / Stylist-Ericah Mitchell
Location -The National Club Toronto Ontario Canada
Photographer - Yasser Nolasco Image Productions
Make up - Dollface Dredie by Omega Mighty
Hair - Salon O-Karen Azucar
Model - Nabila Rezqan

Dresses - Pastel Dress Party
Paper Flower Wall - Vonn Trinh-Bloomingful
Paper Crafting - Teresa Pham-Luna Belle Design
Flowers - Cathy Julien-Douse-Elegant Bouquets
Pastry - Frances Murray-Chez Fran Dessert
Cakes - Rechie Valdez-Chietopia

 

 


 
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