This weekend I was invited to a wedding out in the countryside. It was a lovely day, nice weather and a beautiful location. I made myself a small headpiece to wear, matching my colorful top. The headpiece is composed of a straw braid base, a sinamay flower, an osterich feather (cut into two) and some [...]
People are always surprised when they hear how felt hats are made, so I thought I’d explain it here on my blog. First off, the felt we use is not the flat ‘sheet’ felt that you can pick up at your local fabric/craft shop, we use felt cones (the basic cone shape being the ‘hood’ [...]
So you’ve got Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatter and Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat but my favorite imaginary hat related caracter has to be Sophie from the film ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’. ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ was directed by Hayao Miyazaki (japanese animation god) and released in 2004. The story is about Sophie, a young hat [...]
This weekend I’ll be off to Barcelona for almost a week! Will be back to making hats and blogging when I get back! Happy holidays! Ce weekend je pars à Barcelone pour presqu’une semaine! A mon retour, je me remettrai à mes chapeaux et à ce blog! Bonnes vacances!
Today, I went to see an exhibtion held at the fabric museum of Lyon about the fashion designer Franck Sorbier. I must admit that before going I had no idea who he was (and I’ve done fashion studies!), so I didn’t really know what to expect. Franck Sorbier is a french designer who has been in the [...]