I am thrilled to announce that my hat collection for Zappos.com is now available here!
In October of 2012, I was selected for the Zappos.com Emerging Designer Program. It's been a long 6 months of planning and executing my first collection for such a large online retailer. I made mistakes and learned a lot along the way. I have created this collection of special event and everyday hats for men and women in a range of price points and colors inspired by my favorite time of year...SUMMER! My favorite features of the hats from this collection? Each hat is hand-finished and has an internal sizable millinery grosgrain band to create a unique fit for each Zappos.com customer.
I am in Louisville, Kentucky writing this post, in between Kentucky Derby-themed events sponsored by Josh Meredith of the Original Makers Club and Garden and Gun at the spectacular Farmington Historic Plantation. What wonderful hosts! As a Midwestern girl with a passion for hats and hat making, I feel so welcome here in Louisville. The hats and I have received such a warm reception and feel so comfortable letting my freak flag fly with my sculptural head wear. Thank you, Louisville. Thank you to the buyers and the wonderful employees at Zappos.com. What an amazing week. We did it!