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Winter is here!

Winter is here and Christmas has passed…The snow is falling and the sky is bright. What is a girl to do? Well, a girl has to stay creating so this girl did a wee shoot with some hats. The white one is a vintage fur and the others I made. Its fun to explore and play because that is what we have to do in these strange times. We seem to have lost sight of what its like to really be together in a group setting, is it me or have we forgotten how to socialize? YKES! Some of us have been forgotten, some of saw friendships have fade away and some of us made new ones. These are uncertain times, this we know…but  we just have to keep our heads up high and watch the snowflakes fall! On that note, enjoy the images and stay safe! Here is to a much more pleasant 2022! Much love and thank you all for your support!



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John Fluevog shoes Granville presents “Opulence” – Headwear by Maria Curcic -ONE DAY ONLY!

Burgundy and navy mini top hat with silk printed velvet band and vintage velvet flower


John Fluevog on Granville Street in Vancouver

Presents  a showcase of unique headwear by milliner Maria Curcic

 On Saturday November 20th, 2021

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

John Fluevog Shoes

Please wear a face mask
“ Maria Curcic has more than 30 years’ experience as a milliner.  Each unique and eye-pleasing headpiece is designed using the finest materials and fabricated by Maria with a lasting attention to detail.  Having provided product to fashion boutiques across Canada for many years, Maria’s quality is recognized and respected.  

Today, Maria Curcic Millinery offers an online store for a global clientele. 


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The time is now!

Welcome back to reality! Wow, it has been a l long time since I have been here.  I have been working hard at this  new website! Juggling between  building the website and staying creative has been rather challenging feat. With a pandemic still looming over our heads, I am most certain many of us have began to explore our artistic natures. For some it’s been learning to sew, some are learning how to speak a new language and some of us are learning a new craft or instrument! This brings me to a new segment of my site coming very very soon! Come this Spring/Summer I will be offering online fascinator classes! I know, right?  This will be a one time fee you pay to watch a video that I have created, this video will have a time limit for you to finish your fascinator at your own pace. Once you have completed my class, you can show off what you made in our review section.  I will also include a small section of millinery materials that you can buy for your class as a package. I will also have other millinery materials on my site in limited runs. Since I am not a full blown shop of supplies, I will only offer unique finds for you to get your creative juices flowing, of course, the rest is up to you. I will provide a link  to one of my  suppliers with a  discount code for my class!

If you are interested in joining the online workshop when it is ready, please let me know by signing up or dropping me a hello!  In the meantime, keep smiling!

Small green beaded headpiece/fascinator

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Saturday May 9th a LIVE showcase of hats!

Before the whole isolation thing, I did a shoot with Kirstin. We sure had fun shooting, mostly to promote the fabulous hats. For those of you who do not know me, I have been making headwear for about 30 years now. All handmade with attention to detail. I sometimes wish I had workers to make them for me, but for me, this is all about the creative process. Enjoy the few hats LIVE on May 9th. Join Me Saturday May 9th at NOON Pacific Daylight Time on Facebook LIVE! You can go here or sign up to be part of this on eventbrite here Hope you can join me for this unique showcase of hats! the SECOND one will occur on instagram at 1:00 PM Pacific time. All you have to do is just follow me and see!

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Strange times with Covid-19

What a surreal time we are in, life as we know it will be changed forever. The good news is that it sure makes us appreciate what we have and what we now realize what we have taken for granted. I wish everyone health and happiness in the midst of all of this chaos. I hope you are all keeping sane by staying in touch with yourselves, your family and your friends. I want you all to be aware of the new possibilities in creativity. Learn a new language, draw, play an instrument, play with your pets and those of you who are parents, play with your kids.The way we will get through this is through creativity, love, and kindness an some dancing. I want you all to remember that you are not alone. This will pass and with it you will have learned new things. Take care of each other and stay positive as best as you can. Since the start of all this I have been making masks by request from friends and family. I guess with millinery skills it is like making small hats. I value my work and want you all to know that my masks are not for profit. I cover my time and materials and since millinery materials are what I am using, you know you will get a well made item. These masks are all handmade by me and each design is made in limited runs. Some of the hats I am making have masks to match, very strange look indeed…My design ideas stem from all of this, the one below is an example of this. Mask meets art…I created this mask as a message of hope…this unusual design was inspired by Alexander McQueen , a sign of the times. A client in Toronto purchased it, It inspired me to make similar designs, something to keep me creative. Its like a little face hat…of sorts…with flowers and red polka-dots…

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Festive fascinators and holiday headwear

This one day event will feature the 2019 collection of works by Maria Curcic Millinery Style it up for the holidays! Saturday November 30th from 12:00 – 4:00 PM Come meet the designer and have Maria style you up! At Heart and Sole shoes 1023 Fort street Victoria BC Model: Alina Lee, with makeup by Jasmine Cardenas and hair by Tiffany Raelene. Photo by Shannon Brooke and Styling by Shannon McGovern

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An afternoon of works by Maria Curcic Millinery, Clothing by Zoran Dobric and Lit cosmetics!

– Maria Curcic F/W 19 hat collection – Toronto’s designer Zoran Dobric– “Camo” glitter by Lit Cosmetics

One afternoon only!

Saturday Sept.28th. 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Bridgette Bar 739 10 Ave S.W. Calgary, AB.

Zoran Dobric – BIO Canadian designer Zoran Dobric’s collection offers women an individualistic and creative expression. Zoran’s design background comes from London College of Fashion in the UK and Instituto Marangoni in Milan, influencing his European approach to fashion as fine art. His work has been published in magazines and books from the USA, UK, Germany, Spain, France, Kuwait, Japan, Canada, and China and exhibited in London, Paris, New York and Kuwait City. In 2013, Zoran won the London UK based Shaftesbury Award for emerging designers. Using fashion as an artistic expression, the designer creates original textiles using digital printing, laser cutting and various artisanal techniques. More info at

Lit Cosmetics – BIO The idea for Lit started back in 2001 when Jodie Perks, the brain child behind Lit Cosmetics, began slinging drinks in the hottest clubs across the city of Calgary. Having always been a fan of fun makeup and all things that go “bling, bling” is why this glitter line was BORN, and this is how it happened. After shopping around, Jodie was surprised to see that there were no decent glitter products to be found, so she knew it was time to take these “glitter matters” into her own hands. Long hours turning into weeks, then into months of testing in her top secret “glitter dungeon”, evaluating all the pros and cons, she exposed a number of flaws; the most obvious being the application process, comfort, and staying power. With time and determination, Jodie developed a whole new application method that stays in place, is comfortable, and keeps the brilliant glitter shine. Since 2002, Lit Cosmetics is now not only a bar-star product, but has grown into a makeup that can be worn by anyone of any age at anytime. And that’s how Lit was born!

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Model: Elektra

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Thursday June 20th 6 pm – 10 pm Live Auction & Hat Contest 8 pm Deane House Garden, 806 9 Avenue S.E. $150 per person includes canapés, chef stations, drinks, automatic entry to the hat contest, a $50 tax receipt to YWCA Calgary, GST and gratuity


In Support of YWCA Calgary Join us for the party of the season welcoming the YW to Inglewood. Celebrate summer solstice in style. The spectacular garden setting at Deane House sets the scene for you to mingle and support this wonderful addition to the community. The new YW Hub facility will provide accessible supports for women and their families. The YW goal is to provide a safe and caring environment for women and families, as well as for the community in which we all reside. Graze the exquisite canapés from Deane House and River Café, explore chef stations throughout the gardens, and enjoy rosé libations and other refreshments over a round of croquet while listening to live jazz. The summery theme includes a prize for best headpiece complete with celebrity judges, so don your favourite hat, fascinator or tiara and really show your style! Visit our Event Page for style and millinery inspiration. Thank you to our Sponsors & Partners Bonvida Wines, Crush Imports, Eigthy-Eight Brewery Company, Gerard Bertrand Côtes des Roses, Jewels by Maxime’s, Lauren Bagliore, Maria Curcic, Monogram Coffee, River Cafe, Smithbilt Hats, Wild Rose Brewery

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Fascinators,Flowers and Shoes!

Just in time for Wedding Season! Join us for a fun sophisticated afternoon of exquisite fascinators by Maria Curcic! You’re going to look positively smashing done up from head to toe at your next event! We do hope you’ll stop in for a fascinating afternoon at Heart and Sole Shoes!

  • ( Photo by Clint A Smyth, dress by Zoran Dobric, model: Sophie, MAU Vasso T.)

  • Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 12 PM – 4 PM

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Classic Edge fashion show, June 24, 2019 in Calgary Alberta

May 27, 2019 Classic Edge fashion show, June 24, 2019 in Calgary Alberta

Classic Edge is a fashion show in to delight the senses and your wardrobe with creations from Antiquaire, Kate Hewko and Maria Curcic Millinery. About this Event Welcome to Classic Edge, a fashion show that is sure to delight the senses and your wardrobe. We’ve all collaborated to bring you looks that combine the classic designs of vintage from Antiquaire Boutique, the edgy vibes of Kate Hewko and to top it all off we are featuring the one-of-a-kind fascinators and headpieces by Maria Curcic Millinery. An event not to be missed, the show will feature a two-part fashion show, prosecco and live music. Date: June 24, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta Doors Open: 6:00pm with first fashion show to begin at 7:15pm Tickets: $20+gst Limited Tickets Available – CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS! Special thank you to all the sponsors who are helping make this event amazing including; Notorious Hair Group, Evolved Style, Donna Pattullo, Kate Hewko, Maria Curcic Millinery, Antiquaire Boutique Model: Shara, photo by M.C.