“How a hat makes you feel is what a hat is all about. ” ― Philip Treacy
With qualifications in graphic design and illustration, Anél’s skill is evident. Her passion for colour, texture, and fabric are unmistakable in her designs. She has always been a creative soul and continues to navigate the globe in search for innovative ideas and further learning to ensure she stays at the forefront of the millinery industry.
Anél won the 2015 HATalk International Millinery Competition, and her winning headpiece ‘Lantern’ appeared on the front page of the HATalk Magazine in 2016. She continues to create exquisite pieces for clients across the world.
A South African native, Anél moved to New Zealand in 2012. She lives in Palmerston North with her husband Stephan, and Mimi the bull terrier. In her spare time she enjoys cooking and exploring the beautiful NZ bush and mountains, hiking with Stephan.