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:

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...

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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