It’s been a while; I’m sorry if you missed me last Sunday but I’m back! On to the feature:
One of the worst Summers in terms of heat is upon us, at least here in New York City, and feel like our Sun is entirely to blame. I mean, where does it get off being so hot and stuff? We need to ward off its advances in many different ways, but the most fashionable way right now is wearing hats to at least avoid being marked by those pesky spots (always use sunscreen, kids!)
That is where Lisa Shaub and her Fine Millinery come in to play! She has been creating custom, handmade hats and fascinators for over 24 years, and her work has been in Vogue, Elle, and, most importantly, now CraftHackers!
Her Summer 2015 collection pieces are styled with enough flair to combat those pesky UV rays and bad hair days.
These Kentucky Derby pieces have a whimsical feel, with their perfectly coiffed feathering and tight almost liquid-looking design. They look like they were custom made for each head!
This flowery bunch is also from the Kentucky Derby collection, showing that now only can Ms. Shaub create dramatic pieces, she can also create a look that lends itself moreso to subtlety and soft elegance.
“My mission is to create hats that are good looking, well designed and long lasting. I feel that putting on the right hat is like putting on that special pair of well worn jeans-comfy, versatile and endlessly chic.” – Lisa Shaub
Lisa Shaub makes her hats custom, and everything is taken into consideration, including head shape and size, skin tone, and the colour of whatever it is that you’re intending to wear with it. Considering that some of her celebrity clientele includes Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, and Aaron Neville, I think we can assume that she has really embraced and succeeded at her craft!
These things take time, but if you are passionate about something it will be worth all of the years spent in honing your abilities. Keep that in mind, fellow craftys!
If you’d like to know more about Lisa Shaub Fine Millinery, visit her website and follow her on twitter.