Jillian Garrett
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The Importance of Choosing a Proper Background Color When Photographing Hats
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When photographing hats for sale or display, choosing a proper background color is vital.  You need a backdrop that enhances the hat, and that isn't so busy it distracts from it.  A white hat against…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine Mergard Sep 25, 2016.


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Elaine Mergard replied to Jillian Garrett's discussion The Importance of Choosing a Proper Background Color When Photographing Hats
"Take a look at our blog to find more tips on millinery photography"
Sep 25, 2016
Caroline COUTAN replied to Jillian Garrett's discussion The Importance of Choosing a Proper Background Color When Photographing Hats
"I experiment this last year and it's not so easy to find the good background because of the different colors on a hat."
Sep 21, 2016
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Nov 3, 2015
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1950s-Style Felt Cocktail Hat

"Beautiful color and such a fun shape!"
Jun 21, 2015
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Jun 17, 2015

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I Love Hats Because?
Vintage felt hats are my passion, especially tilt toppers from the late 1930s-early 1940s. I adore faux bird tilt hats most of all. There is just something so comical about a little faux bird peeking over the brim at you!
About Me
Vintage hat addict-turned milliner
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Recent Millinery Creations...

I've got something of an obsession for 1930s/1940s-style hats, as you can see...

Recently, I teamed up with my woodworking husband to create a 1940s-themed fedora hat block.  What I love about this particular style of fedora is its versatility.  I've created two completely different hats using this block: one has more of a Mad Hatter/steampunk quality, the other is what I would call a classic vintage style.

I also recently created a strikingly elegant faux bird tilt hat, using an authentic mid-1940s wide brim hat block. 

The most stunning element of this particular hat is its amazing vintage detail veiling.  The workmanship is exquisite!  The bottom of the veiling consists of an intricate pattern of flowers (possibly roses or maybe peonies?).

All hats pictured are available for purchase in my Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JillianOriginals

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Elaine Mergard said…

So pleased you have joined me in Hat Academy Jillian and hope you find it inspiring. I am committed to helping you add to your skills.

I set this up to help Beginners but hope you can add to your skills -once you learn the basic techniques you will be surprised how creative you can be. Millinery is a creative art & in huge demand currently. Any questions do message me here. Will feature your work soon. Thanks for your participation in discussions. 

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

Enjoy ,Elaine

Divina Caballo said…
Hi Jillian, i found you at hat academy, im an artist myself in los angeles and im launching a free event and I would like to invite you to my event ...i help artist awaken and monetize their aristic passions and purpose, here is the link www.ReawakenYourAuthenticself.com/Events
ps. i would love to send you the official letter invitation via snail mail, with a copy of my free e-book if you would like to attend (let me know)

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