Monday, March 30, 2009

EXIT Chicago this Friday, April 3!

Our dear friend/bar wench at Exit is celebrating GRAD SCHOOL and, unfortune. Help us raise funds to pack her on her way! Bring your change! Happy Financial Demise, TT!

tonya gross millinery spring 2009 on the runway this weekend!

tonya gross millinery will be the featuring looks for the Lara Miller fall 2009 and Tatyana Merenyuk spring 2009 runway shows at the UIUC Krannert Art Museum this Saturday. Lara and Tatyana are showing beautiful work and honored to be a part of this show!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Mrs Ann Albrizio: Millinery has lost it's matriarch

We learned from Ellen Christine Millinery yesterday that the matriarch of millinery, Ann Albrizio, had passed on 23 March 2009. We have no details about her funeral but thank Ellen for posting the following details:

Gleason's Funeral Home
Whiteside, NY

Ann Albrizio was a legendary milliner, a maven of the industry for more than 50 years.

She started in millinery making turbans at the age of 15. In the 60's and 70's, Mrs Albrizio was the stakeholder for millinery when fashion substituted berets for beehives. As an FIT instructor, Mrs Albrizio shaped many talented designers (Eric Javits and my mentor, Eia Radosavljevic). Through her book, Classic Millinery Techniques, the bible for many milliners like myself, her generosity and talent will live on. Thank you, thank you, Ann Albrizio.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Pure Euphoria: The RUNWAY Show featuring tonya gross millinery

We are pleased to announce we will be on the runway with Lara Miller, Tatyana Merenyuk, Tel Aviv Couture, Annie Ku and Julie Adams for the University of IL at Champaign RUNWAY show, Pure Euphoria, on Saturday, 4 April at the Krannert Art Museum in Champaign, IL.

I am creating new work for the Lara Miller and the Tatyana Merenyuk fall collections. Exploring new materials and LOVING the opportunity to create work for the runway! Photos of these looks and from the show will be posted to our website:

Best to you all, tgm

Monday, March 16, 2009

hats for cancer patients

so, my vivacious grandmother, a 19 year breast cancer survivor, is now battling bone cancer. gram fought back the first time and came back strong, volunteering throughout western michigan to help other women through their disease.

i feel helpless. whatsa granddaughter/milliner to do?

make hats for cancer patients in gram's honor- soft and sassy.
just like gram.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Thank you!

We had a blast at our head wear trunk show at Wolfbait & B-girls this weekend past! Thank you for coming out!