"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous." - Coco Chanel
Fashions may come and go, but classic pieces inspired by the beauty of yesteryear are the ones that stand the test of time. I’ve always been enamored by classic fashions and accessories from the past. Everyone from Hollywood starlets to my beloved mother and grandmother has served as an inspiration to me growing up.
As a child, my mother taught me how to sew and my grandmother passed on her embroidery and beadwork skills. Both of these women were instrumental on my path to handmade art. Old Hollywood glamour and classic fashions intrigued my imagination and left me wanting to learn more.
As I grew into an adult, I studied millinery techniques that have long since fallen out of use but will never be forgotten. Today, I use my skills as a millinery artisan to master hat making and refurbishing techniques.
There is nothing I love more than creating “new vintage” hats for women just like me who have a passion for the vintage era. I create works of wearable art using innovative fabrics and accents that were not available in the old days. True lovers of vintage accessories can appreciate the fact that my handmade hats and fascinators are strong and made to last from one season to the next.
Refurbishing antique vintage hats and hair accessories is also my passion. Each one has a story to tell and I use my skills as a millinery artist to breathe new life into a forgotten piece that will revive the beauty of the past for the woman who wears it.
My Etsy shop Vintage Dames is a harmonious mix of brand new accessories and stunning vintage pieces that have been brought back to life for many more years of wear. Take a stroll through my shop and select a hat or hair accessory to become part of your story. Whether you are a bride, bridesmaid, business woman or even attending a formal event – there is something for everyone at Vintage Dames!
**Custom orders are encouraged. I will work with you to transform even your wildest fantasy into a wearable work of art that you can proudly wear as a ‘crowning jewel’ to complete your look!
Message us for custom or wholesale inquiries.