My Sometimes Hatshop

I do not own a brick-and-mortar store. And I won’t anytime soon. At this time in my life I prefer to spend the time I have available for my business on creating hats rather than minding a store with all that comes with that. But once or twice a year, I decorate a shop window,…

EM – Emergency Millinery

When something happens three times within ten days, does it constitute a trend? Last month (different days) I had three new customers call me in the morning with the identical following story: “I am a guest at a wedding abroad and I really think I need to wear a hat with my dress/ outfit…. Oh,…

Hats on the Runway

creative process of five hats made for the “Hothouse Flowers of the New Decade” runway show

Milliners Guild Group Hat Fashion Show:

“Hothouse Flowers of the New Decade” February 17, 2010; Grace Hotel, NYC. Here are some of my, Monika Fine Millinery’s, contributions. They were made from furfelt and distressed horsehair; more about the creative process later. Tulip 1 Tulip 1 (red and yellow) is hand-blocked from furfelt. The veil and trim are made from distressed horsehair…