Cocktail Hats and Millinery Adventures

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Since starting my millinery adventure, this cocktail hat with vintage beading remains one of my favorites. It’s a blend of my Nunofelted Silk Organza with sculpted tulle. I love the Russian netting and it inspires me to style looks and discover events where I can wear it. It’s a nod to vintage styling, the wearable art movement, and traditional millinery techniques. I’m wearing a party skirt, a full length dress, or a suit jacket with it. Whatever your style, this piece will inspire you to build your whole look around it.

Finding the perfect vintage pieces to add to each headpiece I make is all about collecting. I recently discovered Industry Vintage in Ithaca, NY. I had a lovely time looking through their various notions and struck up a conversation with Andrea behind the counter. She guided me with finding some really great vintage trims, feathers, and beaded applique. 

Watch for more headpieces added as I make them, all one of a kind, and all a mix of new and vintage materials. 

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