Testimonials

I have commissioned Melissa Barnes to make a number of custom made bespoke pieces and purchased millinery from her ready to wear collection. Each piece has been stunning and beautifully made with great attention to detail that perfectly complements each of my outfits. Melissa has worked with me to colour match my race wear, finding something that compliments my style, by offering a number of different shapes and designs to view before we decided on the final piece. When wearing Melissa’s pieces I receive many compliments, but what really matters is, that I feel fabulous! I absolutely Adore every headpiece I have purchased. Thank you to a very talented lady! Xx

Karyn Johnson

Mel is an absolute delight to deal with! I have a few beautiful pieces of her Adorn Collection and each one has its own different characteristics yet they all have one thing in common- perfection. Mel goes above and beyond when it comes to creating her pieces. Mel and myself worked together to create one of my pieces that was an absolute crowd favourite! Communication with Mel was never a problem, she kept me up to date with my design as well as sending photos along with the updates! I have also purchased a pre made piece from Mel which she included some hand painted leaves (which she did in her own time) to compliment the millinery and tie it in with my outfit! I cannot recommend Mel enough! She is down to earth and amazingly talented! You won’t ever be disappointed with anything from Adorn Collection!

Bri Scanlon

Mel is an incredible milliner, she always comes up with creative ideas and always responds promptly! Products are always gorgeous and one of a kind! Always given compliments when wearing Adorn.

Rebecca Heatley

Melissa’s work is outstanding. Her incredible flair, talent and ability to listen and liaise with her clients means she is at the top of her game. One of the hats she designed for me helped me win Fashions on the Field and also place top 10 in a state final. You can’t help but go WOW when you see her hats.

Jacqui Dolan

Whenever I need (want) a new millinery piece, Adorn Collection is my go to milliner. Creative, one of a kind, simply stunning pieces that I LOVE wearing. Mel is great to work with whether you have an idea, the fabric or absolutely no clue you always get a millinery piece that is far better than you expected and something you will want to wear again and again. Can not recommend enough will continue to purchase these pieces as long as Mel wants to make them.

Bridie McArdle

Beautiful pieces, delivered timely and with professionalism. Mel is lovely and gives fabulous advice on colour matches and outfit ideas. I would out rightly recommend Adorn Collection for those looking for that statement piece.

Melissa Carmichael

Thankyou so much for my beautiful piece that I wore to the Katherine Races this year. I got so many comments from ladies loving my fascinator! I told them all about Adorn. I can’t wait to be able to use my other Adorn pieces. Your work is incredible and you are one very talented lady! Thanks again Mel!

Bec Beaumont

Melissa is amazing, such a kind & beautiful person to work with. Her millinery is stunning, one of a kind and super comfy!

Mardi Cronin

OMG Melissa !!!
My Fascinator Arrived Today.

I Have No Words… Lol
Beautiful, Stunning ,Workmanship And Design Is Amazing, Love , Love , Love

Thank You Beautiful Lady

Eliza Icke

I first met Melissa through a friend and subsequently contacted her for a hat for Adelaide Cup at short notice. Melissa was nothing but accommodating, taking my outfit to customise my hat. Her artistic flair and lovely nature make her a pleasure to work with. Since then she has created many outstanding items for me.

Ash Copping

Mel has such a passion for quality and detail which shows in all of her millinery. She works easily to a client’s brief and is extremely helpful with suggestions of colour combos and suitability of style to compliment your outfit.
Mel creates all types of millinery from classic brimmed hats to modern perching style pieces.
Constantly updating her skills, her unique pieces are both current and timeless. I particularly love her leather work.
Mel keeps abreast of the latest trends and is able to offer great style advice and outfit combinations also. She easily creates a great rapport with everyone and is very responsive to messages. Her prices are very reasonable for the amount of time, effort, skill and love she puts into her craft.

Mija Reynolds