Bespoke Millinery – What It means To Have A Customized Hat.

Customer don’t always know what I mean when I talk of full custom millinery. In the world of hand-made hats, there’s still quite a wide range of what is available to you. A milliner may offer only in-stock, one-off pieces. Your choice is to like the hat as it is or leave it. Or a…

One Block Many Milliners

For the last time, you will be able to view “One Block Many Milliners” in person. This is the video part of the exhibition; the online companion can be found by clicking here. You can see these hats and many more at the “HATtitude” exhibition at Arts Westchester from February 11 – April 12, 2014;…

Millinery Careers: Drop Out, Move On, Stay In

I rarely visit Ebay; maybe once every 2 months or so. Usually I look for a specific item and then I check for “millinery” and “hat block”. Ebay is a good source for second hand hat blocks, with some real treats among the banal. A few weeks ago, on a whim I entered “milliner” in…

Eye Candy

Just a few photos of my a few of my hats. This one is a furfelt hat in black, covered in black silk chiffon, with a chiffon “scarf” attached to the brim. The scarf can be draped or wrapped or it can simply flow. Appeared in European magazine. (Elle Serbia?) This one is from the…

Millinery Classes this Fall 2013

I am offering 2 classes this Fall, “Introduction to Millinery – 1 Hand-blocked Hat” and “Intermediate Millinery – 2-Day 2 Hats Felt Hats Workshop”. The first one runs for 4 weeks, each Mon, from 6:30pm until 8:30pm, on 9/16, 9/23, 9/30 and 10/7 The 2 Day 2 Hats Workshop is scheduled for Sat & Sun,…

My Hat in Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam

In November I was contacted by Ise White, famous NYC stylist, asking for hats for an editorial fashion shoot. And here’s a photo of the actual magazine. Hopefully there will be more. Ise moved on to use some of my hats for several more fashion shoots and I can’t wait to post the photos.

My Print Ad (for the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ playbills)

In principle, I like Guerrilla Marketing, because it’s creative and makes me think outside the box. My problem is that sometimes, Guerrilla Marketing gets really tacky, and I’m trying to brand my hats as something classy, sophisticated, elegant… you get the point. My way of applying it has been thinking outside the box on what…

I Want Your Vote

Stephen Jones has come to New York – to Bard, to be exact, and he’s bringing his fabulous exhibit “Hats- an Anthology by Stephen Jones” Together with Vogue UK and Talenthouse, he’s offering a competition for one hat to be displayed at the exhibit. Other spoils are an internship at Stephen Jones’ and a V&A…

Going to Polo

I recently created this little number for a lady going to the Bonnie Brae Polo Classic 2011. It created a technical challenge, as the client wanted the fascinator to have a tip ending on her cheek, an admittedly charming detail. However, if you’ve ever worked with horsehair/ crin, then you know how scratchy the ends…

Yes, I Teach Millinery!

About once a week, I receive an email or a phone call from someone asking me whether I teach Millinery Classes. Some call from quite far away; apparently it’s hard to find Millinery Instructors. So far, I’ve taught students from all over the US as well as from as far away as Israel and Australia….