From my earliest childhood I remember dressing for Easter in
my prettiest dress and matching hat. I loved wearing a hat. I knew it was a
special day when I wore a hat. After many years as a nurse I knew I would never
stop wanting to make people feel better. When I became a milliner I saw how
much a hat could affect how a person feels. The right hat makes you feel
better. There is something magical the way a hat transforms a person. The way
it makes them feel special.
With years of training with some of the best milliners in
North America, Europe and Australia I mastered the skills necessary to make
couture millinery. Each hat is shaped by
hand over wooden blocks. Flowers are hand made out of silk or leather using Japanese
flower tools. I import rich laces, feathers and fabrics from around the world.
I do all this to make the hat wearer look and feel beautiful.
The picture above shows how hats are made in my studio outside Nashville, TN.