Friday, September 9, 2011

Adventures In Millinery

So, a few months ago I managed to snag an internship.  My first and only 9 years after I finished college.  Better late than never, right?  I must admit that I've never been so excited to work for free.  I am learning how to make hats at Pinkham Millinery with the amazingly talented Dayna Pinkham.  It is truely the highlight of my very busy week.

While I do not get paid, I do get supplies to make my own hats which is even better.  A few weeks ago Dayna decided that I was ready to make my own hat.  I decided to go with a plum toyo (a kind of straw) in an asymmetrical cloche.  I just finished it today and took it home to trim.  Here are some photos of my very first hat.

Now I can't wait for my next one!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Ohhhhh Rodarte

Swoon.  So, the Rodarte book at last came out.  We have one at Powells...but only one...and it is wrapped in plastic.  And because it is all white, and pristine and expensive I cannot rip the plastic off and take a peak inside.


The cover is all white and it doesn't even give me a sense of what's inside.  What a tease.

However, I did discover the collection Rodarte did for for Opening Ceremony.  Photos of the collection were taken by Autumn De Wilde and they are just gorgeous.  This is such a great collaboration!  Take a peek.....

Visit the Opening Ceremony website to see the rest.