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Cinema VINTAGE hats

The 1930's were the "Golden Age of Hollywood" as cinema moved from silent movies to colour and sound. Amazingly this transition was taking place during the Great depression of the early 30's.

Actresses such as Claudia Colbert, Vivien Leigh, Myrna Loy and Greer Garson all appeared on screen as glamorous ladies in a world far removed from the day to day realities of the early…

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Florals millinery return



When was the last time someone special in your life gave you a bunch of flowers? Women love flowers - guys if you want to conquer her heart this you need to know. What a better way to express your love of flowers but by wearing them.

Yes Florals are back- in fabric print, jewellery  and as embellishments for Hats and Headpieces. For almost a decade feathers &…

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BLOCKING FELT IN NEW YORK

In this video you will note some commercial methods of felt hat construction. The Milliner is using String instead of elastic – this was the system years ago before elastic was available. Vintage blocks often have a shallow gutter at base for this purpose.…

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