It’s hard to imagine Linda Ford doing anything other than fashion. After years in construction administration, Linda spent a four hour car trip thinking about where she wanted her life to go.

“It was a crucial point for me,” she said. “I’d made hats for myself for years to attend corporate race events. I got out of the car that day and had a plan in my head for a millinery business.”

Linda started doing workshops with some of Australia’s master milliners and international tutors. In 2015 and 2018, Linda Ford Millinery won first place in the international Mad Hatters Society Annual Millinery Competition. Linda’s headpieces have won countless fashions-on-the-field competitions at city and country race meets. Her hot tip: “start with your headwear first and create your look around that”.

Linda’s clients book their places weeks in advance of their special events.

“I love creating head-turning pieces of wearable art, but places are limited, particularly in the lead up to the Spring racing season,” she said.

“I have an eclectic style, where my pieces range from fun and frivolous to more traditional.”

As well as creating bespoke head pieces, hats, headbands, turbans and masquerade masks, Linda has created a ready-to-wear range, aptly labelled ‘My Hair is a Mess’, exclusively for Two Black Flamingos.

Preloved Linda Ford Millinery pieces, commissioned by her regular clients, are also available for purchase online at www.lindafordmillinery.com.