Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hats for the Rockets

I just had another thrilling New York moment- I saw some hats that I worked on at Lynne Mackey Studio on the little TV screen in a taxi. Fun!





I've had the opportunity to work on a lot of hats for the Rockettes at the theatrical millinery studios of Lynne Mackey and Arnold Levine, including these.






Customer Photo: Bird Project Golden Pheasant

The beautiful Laura in a Bird Project: Golden Pheasant mini top hat.


Monday, September 12, 2016

Moving Sale by Appointment

Fellow NYC-area milliners: I am moving to Paris in 16 days(!) and have to sell stuff before I go. Tools, blocks, vintage silk veiling, materials, felts, panama straws, etc. etc. etc. Want to buy some hat making stuff at a discount? Contact me for a time to come by my studio in Manhattan.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Big news and more items now on sale

In preparation for moving to Paris, I have just put more items in my Etsy store on sale, from 50% to over 75% off. Many hats are now just $99!

Check out all the sale items here.


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

New Video of 'Lady Dandies' Photo Shoot

Watch this behind-the-scenes short film by Kellfire and Rarebit Productions for the Lady Dandies editorial in Spirit And Flesh magazine.

The Lady Dandies awaken: http://spiritandfleshmag.com/films/the-lady-dandies-film/

Film by Rarebit Productions of editorial for Spirit And Flesh magazine
Cinematography, Editing, and Music by Kellfire Bray
Photography and Words by Rose Callahan
Styling and Production by Cynthia Altoriso

Starring Daphne Malfitano and Brittany Markert
Hair and Make Up by Jerry Lopez
Studio and Backdrops by Broderson Backdrops
Clothes by Maggie Norris Couture
Hats by House of Nines Design

Customer photo: Robin in a Deville

Very happy to have received this glamour shot from Robin in her new custom Deville fedora. Many thanks!




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...