Guest Millinery Instructor -  Tina Guintini - Bea & Evie Millinery

Ballard Millinery Studio - Seattle, WA


For fifteen years Bea & Evie has been designing period-inspired hats with a contemporary edge. Our passion for the elegance of yesteryear is evident in the designs we create; combining colours, materials and textures into wearable works of art. All of our hats are hand-made to exacting standards from the highest quality materials. Each hat is hand-blocked and trimmed with an astounding array of vintage ribbons and flowers.

Our captivating range of one of a kind, and unusual hats is now available online and The Revival Retro Boutique, London. We also teach millinery classes; a great way to explore your inner flapper.

Bea & Evie is the creation of milliner Tina Giuntini. Known for her eclectic style, Tina was inspired by the flapper and Hollywood stars of the 1930’s. Based in London since 1996, Tina’s work has been further influenced by the mix of cultures and fast pace of London. The result is an approach that is casual, yet romantic. Instagram - Bea & Evie


Guest Millinery Instructor -  Carole Maher

Ballard Millinery Studio - Seattle, WA

After a successful career in advertising where Carole was the CEO of an advertising company in Hong Kong, Carole decided to follow her more creative side and took herself off to the UK to study millinery at the Royal London College of Fashion.


Whilst in England she attended classes with Rose Corey, Royal Warranted Milliner.  On returning to Australia Carole graduated from the Sydney Institute of Fashion Technology - Millinery Cert IV, a three and a half year course, which gives her the added title of “Couture” as well as Milliner.


Carole is dedicated and passionate about millinery design, innovation and technological advancement and delivers workshops and masterclasses for milliners and tutors at International Millinery conventions, workshops in UK, Australia, France, Spain, The Netherlands, Ireland, New York, Canada, and at her own Atelier in Sydney.


Carole is greatly honoured to be a regular International Visiting Lecturer at the presigious Royal College of Art, London and teaches at London Hat Week as well as  The Hague,  Ireland,  France and Spain. As far as we know Carole is the only Australian Milliner to teach at RCA London.


Carole is a co-founder of HatWeek Australia along with Kim McMillan of House of Adorn.


Carole has been instrumental in researching, developing and introducing thermo-formable materials and plastics into the Millinery, Fashion and Cosplay Industry worldwide since 2007.  She has developed materials, skills, techniques and procedures that have revolutionised the way millinery and fashion are created  and produced. She has also set up distribution channels in Europe and Australasia. She has taught her unique skill sets globally for the past 5 years.