Friday, April 8, 2011

Customer Photos

I've been getting so many great photos from customers wearing their House of Nines Design hats, I decided to create a flickr set of them.

Headdresses at Russia's Fashion Week

Love these images of headwear inspired by Russian costume history and medieval armor from Russia's recent Fashion Week.

These were designed by Konstantin Gayday:

Here are some of the traditional Russian headdresses called 'kokoshnik':

As worn by famous Russian dancer Pavlova:

Medieval armour-inspired head pieces by Young Designer's Collective:

Some original medieval armor:

And, a pretty floral piece by Slava Zaitsev that reminds me of late 1930s and early 1940s cocktail:

Here are some original late 1930s and early 1940s cocktail hats:

Click here for more coverage of the event.

Be a Unique Bride

Here's another great customer photo, from Fiona in the UK. She's wearing a 'Belle Epoch' mini top hat in alabaster long-nap fur felt, with matching vintage veiling and a cockade in taupe, aqua and chocolate brown. I love the way the aqua ribbon she chose brings out the lovely color of her eyes.

Fiona's hat was a custom piece designed to match the color of her dress, but also incorporating her other wedding colors. The contrast adds pizazz and highlights the details in the hat's trim. She also wanted a little bit of a steampunk feel, so I finished the cockade with a centerpiece made from clock parts and a pearl button to match her jewelry.

I'm designing new wedding styles now, photos should be ready in a few weeks. In the meantime, I'm always available to discuss custom orders for unique hats like Fiona's, contact me directly for more info.