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I Love Hats Because?
I love hats for many reasons .....because of their powerful iconic nature throughout history, and their place as part of fashions' visual language , and personal for human society.
Personally as an artist, the sculptural , tactile , and never ending source of inspiration has kept me learning, making my living with ...and connected to hats since childhood.
About Me
I am from a creative family of artists and intellectuals . My mother an actress, father an artist. Culturally steeped in European history, and theatre ( which was my early training)
I started a successful retail hat store, in 1979, it and raised a family with it until 2009.
During those 30 odd years, I also became a men's hatter as well as a womans' milliner.
The store belongs to someone else now, and I returned to my home town across the country on the East Coast, and also returned to my roots . Old friends , my first love...Hand making hats. Teaching.. And even some theatre.
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Elaine Mergard said…

What a wonderful journey Edie.

Likewise I am back to where I started in 1966 - teaching millinery but this time helping those in isolated areas who have always wanted to learn. Vintage styling is so in, currently. I hope my site is inspiring -have more lessons to script & film.

To make the most of Hat Academy remember to read through the Welcome Page - Read here

Best Wishes, Elaine

Elaine Mergard said…

Great news Edie. Watching Downton again here in Australia. Great Gatsby milliner here in HatAcademy & waiting to see those pieces She is now working on hats for King Kong movie. Yes there will be so much interest in yesteryear styling it is not going away quickly.

Enjoy, Elaine

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