Monday, July 15, 2013

Spring 2013 Hats--North Carolina and Kentucky Derby Hatwearing

Long time...nothing from me.  Sorry!  Wow was it a busy Spring and early Summer.  Spring is my very busiest time of year.  This post will be showing some of the hats I made for Spring hatwearing events and the photoshoots that were able to capture, beautifully, some of those hats.  While most of the hats I make are custom-made, to coordinate with a client's ensemble, these were made specifically for my shop--aMuse: artisanal finery, here in coastal North Carolina.

In the next few weeks I'll be posting quite a bit--hats, classes, tutorials.  Please stay tuned.  In the meantime, please enjoy these handmade hats, all hand sewn using couture millinery techniques.

All the above pictures were made during Kentucky Derby Week.  These were made at Keeneland Race Track, in Lexington, KY.  For those of you around the world, the Kentucky Derby is held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY; Keeneland is about 60 miles away and is a sister race track.

What you don't see in this album is that is was pouring (pouring!) rain during the shoot!  Pleased the hats withstood the humidity as most of these sold to racegoers in Louisville within the next few days.

BELOW are hats from an earlier shoot here in Wilmington, before our biggest hat wearing events...during the North Carolina Azalea Festival.

I'll be back soon with a tutorial on adding bias edgings, two new teaching venues, and info about some upcoming classes around the country.  Annnnnnddd...and big announcement!!!  :-)

Thanks for reading!!!