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May 13
Model standing in a studio wearing the millinery work of Andrew Cannon, a Canberra milliner know as Andrew James Millinery.

Andrew Cannon is the name behind Andrew James Millinery, a professional makeup artist and milliner, based in Canberra. I met Andrew a couple of years ago now and he recently showcased his wonderful work on my very own bridal face and that of my bridesmaids. I LOVED his work, and know that his millinery is just as amazing. See his work, (at least on my face), here at the Label Ministry wedding … Love & Nuptials and further down the article in some amazing images … enjoy!

Artistry should never dwell in complacency.


What is the philosophy behind your label?


Andrew James is an experience.  The excitement. The anticipation. The vision. And perhaps most importantly?

A Fantasy!

I like to bring the beauty I see in my clients to the surface through the creation of makeup artistry and millinery.


What is the inspiration behind your label?


As I work in two separate mediums, millinery and make up artistry can be so similar yet also vastly different.  From a millinery perspective I am inspired by historic and modern architecture. Instinctively I am drawn to observing colour and movement, through various mediums. Television, film, historical costumes, my childhood and nature. I am inspired by texture, colour and fabric. They seem to speak to something deep within me where I am simply driven to create. The legends of the stage and the big screen inspire me to marry vintage and modern looks. For me, gender in fashion is fluid and I love playing with feminine attributes. Continue Reading…