Friday, September 4, 2015

Sneak Peek at Coming Cloches

I've been hard at work on two separate collections lately- a collection of special occasion hats inspired by astronomy, and an entirely new range of more casual hats like cloches and fedoras.

Here are a few snapshots of some of the cloches that are finished. All are made in lusciously soft fur felts from our luxury supplier in Germany, and a range of fashionable colors.

'Gertie' has a rounded crown, an asymmetrical upturned brim, and is trimmed with a ribbon cockade.

'Catherine' is a versatile everyday style, trimmed with a self-felt band and mother of pearl buckle.

'Even Steven'  sports intricately folded contrast color ribbon trim.

More updates soon...

One-of-a-Kind Straw Hats on Etsy Now

All of the following hats are for sale now in our Etsy shop, they're one-of-a-kind and ready to ship! Perfect for weddings, races, or just a jaunt on the town.

'Art of Motion,' a spiral-sewn straw braid mini pillbox with veiling and a large feather sculpture, in golden brown tones.

Another 'Art of Motion,'  similar to the above but in burgundy and cherry red.

'Special Cocktail' in lace-y vintage straw with a multi-colored straw braid bow and curled pheasant feathers.

'Silent World Special,' a shocking pink feather sculpture on a base of black coque feathers and straw.

A different 'Silent World Special' in brown tones, with a very special configuration of feathers.


'Vela Pulsar,' a gold feather puff with emerald green flecks and more green feathers below, and a base of beautiful vintage Italian straw.

Inspiration Everywhere

Living and working in New York City is such a thrill, and the visual delights are many. Here are a few photos of some of my favorite inspiration sightings around town lately.

East Coast Trimming is a candy shop for the eyes.

Wrought iron everything drives me crazy (with happiness).

Souvenirs from a walk in the park.

Egyptian Sphinxes on 38th Street.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Summer Tricornes

A new style of straw braid hat was recently listed in our Etsy shop. 'Cavendish Starfish' comes in four colorways, and each one is one of a kind.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Here are some quick shots of a few new styles for summer, all available for sale now at The Hat Shop in New York city.

The following two cocktail hats are so brand new, they're as yet unnamed.

The first is hand draped in one-of-a-kind straw with vintage braid trim.

Another hand-draped cocktail hat, in vintage Florentine straw.

'Art of Motion' feather sculpture mounted on a sewn straw braid mini pillbox. In black and navy. Coming soon also in red and other colors.

 'Silent World Special', another feather sculpture cocktail hat, this one is mounted on a headband.

 'Gretchen' draped percher picture hat in vintage Florentine straw.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Back in Action - and - Blink and You Might Miss It

I am very happy to announce that my studio in NYC is now fully set up and operational, my Etsy store is back up and running, and I'm busily filling orders.

 Want to buy a hat for the holidays? There's still time- many of the hats in my Etsy store are now in stock and ready to ship. Just ask about availability for the style you're interested in and I'll let you know if it can make it to you in time.

In other news, I was very happy to discontinue the popular 'Sabrina' mini top hat in black the other day. I ran out of the silk veiling that that style requires, making the *last one ever*.

It felt like an accomplishment, as the bolt of veiling had been a pretty big one to start with. 'Sabrina' is still available in brown tones, for now. But when the brown veiling runs out, that one will be discontinued also.

Many of my styles are limited editions, because I use vintage materials that are only available in limited quantities, and when they're gone, they're gone. So, if you have a hat in mind, don't dally or you might miss it forever!