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Lola! Create a Showgirl Headpiece Inspired by Lola Montez

Lola! Create a Showgirl Headpiece Inspired by Lola Montez

About this workshop

Join theatrical milliner, Rose Hudson, and learn to create a dramatic headpiece in the style of Lola Montez.

Lola Montez was the infamous celebrity imposter who beguiled Ballarat and surrounds with her alluring ‘Spider Dance’.

In this full-day workshop, you will learn traditional millinery techniques including manipulating wire to form a tiara style headpiece which you will embellish with beads, jewels, diamantes, braids, and feathers.

Bring your own op shop finds like earrings, necklaces, brooches, and bracelets to break up and add to your creation. Remember, this is stage headwear for performance so fake diamonds, glittery stones, and shiny braids will be perfect.

At the end of the day, you will be able to show off your new accessory inspired by the inimitable Lola Montez.

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