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A moment with Stephen Heathcote

Stephen Heathcote

Ballet Master & Regional Touring Associate with the Australian Ballet Stephen Heathcote is a former Australian Ballet Dancer who spent 24 years dancing with The Australian Ballet and twenty of them as principal artist. He has received three Helpmann Awards, two Mo Awards and an Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Performance by an Individual. Stephen […]

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A Moment With Georgia Hayden

Georgia Hayden

How did you find out about the audition for the Moulin Rouge? My dance teacher Miss Renie heard about the audition and told me I should audition as it had been a dream of mine for a long time. Your background/training? I started dancing when I was 3 at the May Downs School of dance […]

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A History of Calisthenics at The State Library of Victoria

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From November 2016, the State Library of Victoria will include a display about the development of Calisthenics in their exhibition The Changing Face of Victoria. The focus is on “Calisthenics Great Lady” Vera Hopton and her Clifton Calisthenics College. Known for flair and precision, Miss Hopton’s Clifton Calisthenics College dominated competition by the late 1930s. […]

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Tips For Sewing Tissue Lamé

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Lamé can fray and snag easily so always use a new needle, preferably a small ballpoint. Change your needle more regularly than you normally would. If your needle is blunt it can create pulls in the fabric. Thread recommended is a good quality polyester such as Gütermann thread. Be aware that the fabric does fray when handled […]

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2016… The Year that Was

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With Christmas almost here, the team at Shine would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support during 2016. Without you and your valuable feedback, Shine would not be what it is today, thank you for inspiring us, thank you for supporting us and thank you for giving us the opportunity to help […]

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Shine Spring Racing Launch Event

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Shine Trimmings & Fabrics held their annual Spring Carnival Launch event on Thursday 6th October. VIP guests sipped champagne & enjoyed canapes, while shopping for Hats & Fascinators.   Special guest Milliner, Peter Jago personally assisted guests with their requirements helping design & give styling advise on the night. Pop up stores, Siyona, Belle Couleur […]

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A Moment with Peter Jago

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My  entry into millinery was at age 7 when I helped my father make the Mad Hatter`s  top hat. Wearing a boater at boarding school probably awakened my understanding of the functionality of hats. The inspiration for my designs has always been Australian flora and fauna as well as my background in Papua New Guinea […]

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