Author Archive | rosie boylan


Pacific Island Living Magazine Story

SEPTEMBER 2, 2019 Hats Off to Vanuatu, Weavers take on the World Millinery magic with a royal twist. The Pacific Brim success story. By Alex Bortoli. Weno Eli prepares pandanus fibres for hat weaving Everyone loves a ‘feel good’ story. And this is up there with the best of them. In fact, if it wasn’t […]


Vanuatu Daily Article on Pacific Brim headwear collection featured in the Vanuatu Daily Post.

Our brush with the Alien

In early January 2016 when Sydney was lost in deep summer, Cheryl and I embarked on our first expedition into science fiction headwear for Ridley Scott’s Alien Covenant. Collaborating with costume designer, Janty Yeats and her design team, we were commissioned to create headwear for one segment of the movie. Our primary reference material being the […]

My house of straw

In the lead up to the summer hat season I fill my studio with a range of straw hats in a myriad of colours, textures and patterns in preparation for designing my new summer styles. I take delight in the variety of fibres, their properties and counties of origin…. then delight again when the right […]