November 24th, 2016 by

Designer in Residence

Its late night christmas Shopping in Balmain and Rozelle- Pop in to visit us at Embellish Atelier on Thursday 1st December from 5pm – 9 pm. We will have bubbles for you to browse our gorgeous selection of hats and headpieces for all occasions and  Our fabulous line up of  Designers-in-Residence.


Rachel Carrol Artist- The Bird Series 2016 – My Love of painting birds has continued for many years. Why birds?

After hearing a wonderful speech by Senator Pat Dodson at the Sydney Peace talks recently I suddenly realised the answer. It is my way of reconnecting with nature. This is one of the most important questions we need to ask.

I hope my artwork takes you back to nature, to rediscover the birds in your backyard. To share the stories of your bird encounters and to note where there are birds there is often a healthy ecosystem. Maybe we can then reflect…how do we make sure they stay.

Rachel wants you to email her with your personal bird story.


 Caroline Gibbs Psaltis- Ceramics 

In the 1980’s I was a professional ceramic artist participating in numerous solo and group exhibitions around Australia. What with working and having a family I produced limited amounts of clay work over a period of time.

In 2014 I ‘re-emerged’, rediscovering my passion for clay and the creative process.

Currently I am producing a range of hand built pieces that are either coiled, pinched and slab (or a combination of techniques).

The works are mostly decorative domestic pieces, or vessels that are not necessarily functional. The forms are simple but with vivid decoration that expresses my love of colour and patterns from nature and man made.

There are two strands of work, but the themes are similar, just different techniques and results, colour and pattern the dominant theme.

Both using low fire paper clay – the painted underglazed pots and the coloured/laminated pieces – both undergo a second firing to glaze them.

Influences include patterns from tropical sea life, fabric, giraffes, ‘fordite’, and the Sydney ‘Vivid’ Festivals have been a huge inspiration of patterns, colour and form.

I have endless ideas waiting to be developed, and I’m loving the rediscovery of my passion for creating ceramic pieces that can be used and enjoyed by others.

 Ruth Tate Sydney 

Industrial Bling

Kavara Scarves


October 1st, 2016 by

2016/17 Spring / Summer Collection

This season the collection has been inspired by the Walka board dot paintings of Billy, Lulu and Sissy Cooley from the Mutitjulu Community in the Central Desert.

They reflect their deep love of the land they live in. We have collected  and created lots of elements from traditional and contemporary millinery materials to create a millinery story.

October 1st, 2016 by

Design Collective 2016


August 23rd, 2016 by

With a little bit of luck …. How lucky was I to have the opportunity to work at Opera Australia under the amazing and talented Rebecca Willis to be of assistance to help work on the incredible hats and headpieces for My Fair Lady showing soon. I can’t wait to see the production.


And one of my favourite British milliners just happens to be visiting Sydney this weekend and Treating us to a class in the Embellish Atelier studio.


And my beautiful Team have been working hard to present our fabulous spring collection to you.

Stay tuned for a morning tea DROP IN … to see it .



August 8th, 2016 by


We are excited to announce Designer-in-Residence Ian Bennett from the UK is dropping by the Embellish Atelier  studio  on 27th and 28th August to show us a thing or two.

All enquiries to Amanda Macor



July 26th, 2016 by

A Day in Winter Sunshine

There is never enough hours in the day – but have been doing some finishing touches on some lovely pieces . And a lovely lady popped in and purchased some of our gorgeous silver pincushions.

A flat tyre meant a midday walk and popped in to one of my favourite local stores- Leona Edmiston. You all know I am a sucker for a gorgeous new frock and Leona certainly makes beautiful ones.


July 25th, 2016 by


The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity.

Catherine has been abroad to catch up on trends,including a wonderful visit to Royal Ascot, purchasing lots of shiny new materials for our new spring collection which will be released soon.

Meanwhile Sarah Jehan took out the outstanding youth award for

Embellish Atelier at the Inner West Business Awards along with Embellish being a finalist in the Outstanding Business Awards.



May 24th, 2016 by

Ruth Tate Collections


Sarah Jehan wearing Ruth Tate frock and Embellish Atelier headpiece at Royal Randwick 2016


Sarah Jehan (far right) Runner Up Fashions on the Fields Nowra Cup 2016 – Ruth Tate Collections Coat Frock with Embellish Atelier Headpiece.


Petra wins the Millinery Award.










We are throughly enjoying our current collaboration with Ruth Tate Sydney and her beautiful winter range of clothing using exquisite fabric including  tweeds, leathers, and laser cut fabrics.Ruth can also custom make these garments for you.

Sarah Jehan recently was Runner up in Fashions on the Fields in Nowra wearing a Ruth Tate Sydney Coat Frock teamed with a hat from our current collection and gorgeous Petra nabbed the millinery award. Sarah is also pictured here in another Ruth Tate Coat Frock teamed with an exquisite felt and leather headpiece from Embellish Atelier.


May 24th, 2016 by

Finalist- Inner West Local Business Awards

Screen Shot 2016-05-24 at 1.55.03 PMWe are super excited to have been voted in by all our loving and loyal clients as a finalist in the inner west business awards. Thank you – we love creating beautiful hats for you.

May 13th, 2016 by

PROHIBITION HIGH TEA – 18th May 5pm-8pm

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