IMG_20180525-sAward winning milliner, Karen Bailey has been designing hats for over 30 years.
Karen's hats have been worn at weddings and functions around the world including national and international race meetings. Her hats have featured in films, theatre productions, and an international millinery exhibition.

Karen trained with celebrated Brisbane milliner, Elizabeth R where she learned traditional model millinery techniques.
Opening her millinery store in Oxford Street Bulimba in the 1990s, Karen's collections also sold through selected independent boutiques, David Jones and Myer department stores.

Karen is renowned for her meticulous attention to detail. All designs are hand made using the finest materials to create a flawless finish that is both classically elegant and timeless.
As well as offering ready to wear collections, Karen offers a bespoke couture service where designs are customised to complement each client's specific outfit.

After thirty years in Brisbane, Karen recently relocated to the beautiful Northern Rivers Region of N.S.W. She continues to focus on providing beautifully crafted hats for clients and her seasonal collections.

Karen is a Fellow Member of the Millinery Association of Australia.


  • 3rd Place, Melbourne International Millinery Competition 2023
  • Top 10 Finalist, Millinery Association of Australia Design Awards 2021
  • Selected to exhibit at London Hat Week 2020
  • ‘Best Exhibit Millinery’ Royal Queensland Show 2019
  • Winner ‘Millinery Masterclass’ Royal Queensland Show 2019
  • Winner ‘Brimmed Hat’ Royal Queensland Show 2019
  • 2nd Prize “Headpiece’ Royal Queensland Show 2019
  • Fellow Member of The Millinery Association Of Australia


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