"Look at the movie Aviator and at the blue hat worn by Kate Beckensale as Ava Gardner. It is worn on the back of her head with the tall portion actually standing up from her head. Have seen many 1940's pictures like this and have made several of…"
"Wonderful you found our website Mela. Great to see your passion for hats over 30 yrs. So pleased you have joined me in Hat Academy and hope you find it inspiring.
I hope you pick up extra tips & techniques. Millinery is a creative art…"
I have been making hats for over 30 years after being trained intially by Lloyd Lambert in grad school, then Rose Corey and Jane Smith in London. I specialize in historical hats for both the entertainment industyry (am a union costume designer 829 and for er-enactors primarily dealing with the 18th century through the 1920's but am currently venturing into more modern styles.