Hats, or more properly millinery, are the most important accessory in one’s wardrobe and are essential for completing just about any look. Here at Lily Absinthe we offer a variety of hat styles, each custom made for the individual client.
Our hats are finished, both inside and out, in the manner appropriate for the period and we use period construction techniques and our hats are decorated to coordinate with the rest of your outfit rather than simply being a random assortment of feathers, beads, and other geegaws. For further information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
his is only a sliver of my not-so-secret antique hat collection…specifically 1870-1920, sometimes I wear them, sometimes reproduce them and use them for study. I go through phases, like *all* the flowerpot shapes, then Edwardian off the face styles, it’s all art to me. I prefer straws to fabric over wire, but can’t resist a pretty silk velvet swooping Gibson Girl chapeau. 🙂
Finding one of my extant hat styles in the October 1901 edition of “Modes” is a delight…now to do a little repair work. 🙂
Restored museum deacessioned 1890s hat, she required a complete brim edge treatment and lining replacement. Flowers, willow plumes, cut steel buckle, and ikat silk ribbon are antique as well. This adds a lot of height to the wearer!
Killer hat. No, really…I had to open it up today to do some restoration work and have been sneezing ever since. Masks are good, Benadryl is not. I’ll be washing my hands every hour until this is done…hello, deadlines! Ugh 😖