creating special hats for your occasion

I’d love to tell you that I always wanted to be a milliner…

but that’s soooo far from the truth that I risk being struck down by lightning. In fact, I actually discovered the art of millinery and making hats and fascinators quite by chance.

In a far, far away galaxy

[oops…wrong story],

So, a while back I received a FIT catalog in the mail and was intrigued by a millinery course. At the time, I had an internet-based First Communion business and wanted to add communion veils to the line. The idea was to make them instead of purchasing them from a third party. Unfortunately, the bridal course was an upper-level course with several prerequisites. After looking into the millinery prerequisites, I decided to sign up for the first course and I fell in love with hat making.

Before I knew it…(2 years in real time)

I obtained my Millinery Certificate and was well on my way to making vintage style hats and fascinators using advanced millinery skills.  I apprenticed under a milliner in Hudson and learned the logistics of managing a retail shop. Recognizing that I had only touched the surface of millinery techniques, I continued studying under other milliners, including the amazing Anya Caliendo, (who studied under Stephen Jones.)

that’s when I discovered

the Beauty of Haute Couture Millinery


The art of Millinery has been around for centuries

While the styles have changed, the vision has stayed the same

Make the wearer feel special.


It’s important for me to understand

Who you are and where you’ll wear your hat

Only then can I start to create something special



HUDSON, NY 12534



Let me show you what I mean

through this video

One should be a work of art or wear a work of art

Oscar Wilde

Making a hat that is loved is hard

Stephen Jones
coco chanel stamp

Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.

Coco Chanel

Style is Eternal

Yves Saint Laurent