Hats off! Leitrim milner in the national final

Hat designer Jennifer Wrynne who has a studio in Gorvagh, Mohill won the ‘Who wants to be a Milliner‘ heat at the Tipperary Races last weekend and is now through to the final on August 16.

Hat designer Jennifer Wrynne who has a studio in Gorvagh, Mohill won the ‘Who wants to be a Milliner‘ heat at the Tipperary Races last weekend and is now through to the final on August 16.

Jennifer Wrynne was delighted to win the heat, which was judged by Off the Rails presenter Brendan Courtney at the races just outside of Tipperary Town on Sunday, July 22.

The winning headpiece was an “oversized disc” - made from raspberry coloured silk. “Hundreds of bubbling pearls emerge from underneath and on top of the headpiece!” explained Ms Wrynne.

‘Who wants to be a Milliner?’ is a millinery design competition (devised and created by Brendan Courtney). It runs over different race meetings during the Summer. One milliner is picked per heat (five in total).

The final will take place at the Dublin Horse Show on August 16th. The Horse Show will host fashion and style from around the country in the RDS.

The King of Millinery, Philip Treacy will choose the winner on the day! The lucky winner’s headpieces will go on sale in Arnotts, Dublin.

Established in 2011, Jennifer Wrynne has built a thriving business and reputation in the world of millinery.

Having learned how to sew in her mother’s design studio, Jennifer’s creative talent and flair for fashion was evident from a very young age.

Jennifer has worked as a Visual Merchandiser for Louis Vuitton and also studied at The Grafton Academy of Art & Design.

For a look at Jennifer’s latest creations see: www.jenniferwrynne.com

Head-pieces range between €90-€250.