Saturday, November 26, 2011

Winter Collection 2012

The 2012 Winter Collection, featuring warm fabrics assembled into ruffly, pillbox-shaped flower hats on headbands!
Click any thumbnail to go to the item's page, or go to the store here. Don't forget your free shipping code, available until Sunday night! SMALLSAT11

Friday, November 25, 2011

Holiday 2011!

A sampling of the 2011 Holiday and Special Occasion collection!

Click on any of the thumbnails to go to the listing for that item, or go directly to the Shoppe here.  Free shipping now through Sunday with coupon code SMALLSAT11!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Fascinator Friday: TRAMP Millinery

Brown Cocktail Hat with Zipper

Maggie Mowbray, Scottish founder of the ironically titled TRAMP Millinery (her designs are anything but trampy), spent more than a decade as a fine artist.  She graduated with honors from Duncan of Jordanstone Collage of Art.  Then, in 2009, she turned her undeniable design skills to millinery, studying traditional felt blocking.  Creating well constructed sculptural cocktail hats, her lovely wares are intended to last for a lifetime. Her shop is full of lush, luxurious designs that are delicious to behold.  Each piece comes delivered in its own hat box so that you can keep your hat nice and neat while it lasts you for years to come, and I love a good hat box)!

In the realm of actual, keep-your-head-warm hats, Maggie also has a wonderful collection of cloches, which is my absolute favorite keep-your-head-warm hat (drool).  They are well worthy of a look as the weather grows ever colder.

She has a website, where you can take a leisurely stroll through her collections, here:
Then you can proceed to her Etsy shop to purchase your favorites here:
You can also find her on facebook and on twitter and her blog

Aubergine Cocktail Hat

Cocktail Hat with Pewter Cluster

Friday, November 11, 2011

Fascinator Friday: La Petite Menagerie

Green Silk Fascinator - Photographer: Levi Dexter; Model: Bernie Dexter. Rights reserved.
Ooh la la!  With the sultry and sassy selections available at La Petite Menagerie, that's all there is to say.  

Well, almost. With the allure of Pinup and the glamour of Burlesque, her high-quality constructions are truly crave-worthy.  Take for example the adorable Deck of Cards Collection, which she suggests would be great for a set of bridesmaids at a Las Vegas wedding.  Oh, how I would love to see such a wedding!   Proprietor, Shelby Robertson had a stint in the circus, and perhaps that can give you some insight into her style.  Not only does she also fashion a deluxe line of corsetry, but she also makes poi, satiny streamers for fire twirlers to practice with sans fire.
You can find her on facebook, her blog and of course, on etsy!

"The Club" Deck of Cards Fascinator -
Model: Kitty Kosmo, Photographer:
Luminous Lizzy, Hair and Makeup:
Sarah Rochelle

Strawberry Shortcake Pillbox Hat - Photographer: Christopher
Mackessy, Makeup Artist: LiAnn Li, Model: Christina Rainer

Friday, November 4, 2011

Up For Sale

"Dandy" 12"x24" Mixed Media
 Centennial Art Center's Holday Sale starts...well right about now, actually!  I have contributed these two paintings for the cause.  20% of all sales benefits Arts in the Park.  The Holiday Sale is going on through December 14th, so if you're in the Nashville Area, swing by and check it out!

 Centennial Art Center is located in the 25th Avenue North and Park Plaza Corner of Nashville’s Centennial Park and is open Monday through Thursday, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. For more information or directions, call 615-862-8442. For information about Centennial Art Center’s gallery and art classes, go to:

"Jack" 10"x8" Acrylic

Fascinator Friday: House of Telsa

Skinny French Cocktail Hat
"Vintage inspired headwear."  That's the simple description of House of Telsa's simply lovely shop.  With a combination of traditional hand blocked bases and whimsical florals and beading, Thatiana's creations have classic style and epic wearablilty. Featuring soft fabric rosettes with rhinestone centers and sturdy felt berets, House of Telsa ranges from flirty cocktail wear to upscale casual wear.  Each piece is unique and beautiful with the potential to become a staple in any wardrobe.  Stroll on over to her shop for a new wishlist topper!

Skinny French Cocktail Hat
Miss Bennett

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Featured Adornment of the Month: Feather Corona

Feather Corona in Badger
November's featured goody is the Feather Corona!  Soft rooster saddle feathers sweep over a covered headband creating an asymmetrical and modern look that's excellent for both casual and more dressy attire. The coronas are $54.95 each. This month only there will be free US shipping (half off international) on all of the colors available in this style.  You can find the feather coronas in the "Feathers" section here.
Feather Corona in Jet Black

Feather Corona in Furnace