"You are welcome Kathy. And thank you for the nice complement. We are about 50 miles south of Chicago towards Kankakee. Peotone does have an exit on I57.
My ETSY shop name is NouveauHatsbySharon. If you go to my photos in Hat…"
"Thank you for this info. I have a hard time trying to navigate to the message board on Hat Academy. It is confusing!
Where in IL is the town you live in? I am originally from WI and dont know where a lot of cities are here in IL.
"Kathy my last name is like the Italian Smith. There is even a town in Italy where everyone is named Panozzo.
I have had my feathers for years and still have bunches and bunches in all colors. I bought mine at a much lower price…"
"Thank you Kathy. The feathers are "wide prime femina ostrich" and they are anywhere from24-30 inches long. They are soft and full but to make them fuller I sew 2 or more together at the tips. I also double curl them as…"
"Thank you Ivana. I wasn't certain if it was a 'pixie' of some sort. I did what you suggested last Spring using suede ribbon instead of cord and its been very popular with the LARP crowd. They call it my 'wizard detective'…"
"Depending on the size of block- if it small size than ,my guess , block from 1930 era ,when pointy crown was very much popular. If this block in large size than it is “Tyrol” Alpian style gentleman Hat crown. In this…"
At a young age, Victoria cultivated a delight for hats. Summer trips back to England meant hat shopping for various celebrations. She remembers fondly the adventure of going to London and walking through forests of hats to choose from. It was this fascination that finally lead to a deep interest in millinery.
It was during her studies in architecture and engineering that she came to understand that with an understanding of materiality, one’s options are unlimited. This has followed her into her career as a couture milliner that passionately upholds the traditions of millinery, while redefining classic headwear, challenging conventions and technique alike.
Welcome to Hat Academy Victoria Regina. We hope you find the community inspiring, millinery is a wonderful creative art and in huge demand currently. We are committed to helping you add to your skills and any questions please message me.
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