I am thrilled to announce that starting tomorrow Marine & Deerfield handmade hats will be a part of the
T H E T R A V E L I N G P O P - U P
A new community of female-fronted designers and tastemakers in the NYC area.
I hope to see you there Thursday for some sips and tunes with DJ Elle Dee!
Shop Marine&Deerfield handmade hats!
Plus amazing accessories, clothing, jewelry, perfume, and more by designers;
Daryl K, HEIKE, BERENIK, NinaBee, Perfumera Curandera, Bottega Organica, Bech&Bird, Lorae Russo, Come out to the Coast, Emporium Objectum and Michael Thomas
Meat Packing District, NYC - JUNE 24TH - 26TH 2016
12 - 9 PM ( Free Drinks on Saturday from 6pm - 10)
402 W 13TH STREET
I can't believe it's taken me three months to post information about the event I held at my home back in December. Co-hosted by Tina Lipman and Victoria Sullivan, we celebrated the launch of Marine & Deerfield.Let's just say it's been a busy few months sense then.
It was a really fantastic night, with ladies trying on hats, and going home with one of their own. I'm about to do another event, which I'll post details to soon. This time a Trunk Show, at a local boutique.
When visiting Köln (Cologne, Germany), I happened upon this amazing vintage inspired Hat Maker, Jürgen Eifler. My jaw dropped, my forhead stuck to the window, as I gazed lovingly through the windows of the shop. I was smitten. In love. Could I move in? Can I live here? This was everything I wanted. Look at the blocks! The materials! The Decor! Perfect. See for yourself.
As you can see. Amazing. Vintage. Working. Wow.
An amazing history lesson on making feathered hats. I would love to know what this paste is they use to attach the feathers with. Why we all don't wear hats like this anymore is beyond me.
This is a really informative video about selecting the right hat with the Milliner Philip Ian Wright. Whether your a Milliner or a person who loves wearing hats, this is quite informative.
Stephen Jones's hats are exquisite, modern and whimsical. In the video below, you can see one of his assistants in action making one of his famous top hats, embellished with the Union Jack.
#hats #tophats #millinery "StephenJones #UnionJack
While in London this past August (I was taking a personal one-on-one Millinery course with Chloe Scrivener,) I was able to take a Friday off and walk the long lovely route of Porabello Road. What an experience. So much to see, and so many treats. While walking through, I ran across Sara Colacicco, of Sara Tiara Hats, an amazing Hatter.
She was busy attending to other people so I didn't have a chance to stop and talk with her. It wasn't until later when I looked her up on the internet that I read a little bit about her background, and looked further into what she is doing. She creates diverse, one-of-a-kind pieces, using unusual fabrics and accessories, including tweed and cashmere, antique lace and feathers. It's a bit romantic, scottish highlands, fairies, with a 20's flapper vive as well.
Making hats wherever and whenever I can!
Last spring while traveling through the beautiful city of Seville, Spain, I discovered a shop full of the most amazing hats I'd ever seen. I knocked on the door, and inquired within. What, where, how! I wanted to know more. It turns out the shop, was more of a studio space, where she made and ran her business of making hats. Hats for custom order and for the spanish runways. The Milliner was Patricia Buffuna.
I've always been a hat girl. Ever since I was little. But it never occurred to me that I could make hats. It still didn't at that time. But, it wasn't long before I took my skills as an artist and seamstress, and applied them as a Milliner.