Friday, February 25, 2011

friday favourite: Award Design

Happy Friday! 

I had the day off today and got a ton of things knocked off my to-do list! I think I am well on my way to fulfilling my NYR (new year's resolution) of getting ALL the junk mail to stop filling our mailbox. I have other goals, but that one is like an obsession with me right now. Just such a waste.

While perusing etsy recently, I found Award Design, the lovely shop by a one time photographer and makeup artist, who is now learning the centuries old craft of millinery from her Hollywood Hills home (jealous of that, by the way. I think I'm going through actual LA withdrawals now, since we haven't been in months and months).

All the hats are handmade, steamed and shaped on antique wooden blocks, or even handmade wooden blocks. It'd be so cool to watch an artist at work with something like this, forming a beautiful straw or felt hat from shapeless fabric. I am narrowing down my favourites because I am in need of a new summer hat. We have a wedding to go to in April, and I am going to attempt to make my own white linen pants (can't find them anywhere online. I guess they are not as 'timeless' as I thought) and flowy floral sleeveless shirt.

Wouldn't this be the perfect accessory to top off (haha) my handmade outfit?

or maybe this?

I need to learn to tie a scarf like a cravat

perhaps a fascinator?

Go check out all the other hats at Award Design

Have a great weekend everyone, happy rest and relaxation time. Please go check out my shop, as I am donating 50% of all sales now through the end of March to my friend Crystal who is fighting breast cancer. Thank you!!

tara noelle

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