GussiedUpGal's Profile

About

I have a millinery career spanning three decades. I dream in feathers and silk flowers. Each hat I make, is pure inspiration and passion for vintage Victorian beauty. I feel honored to have a craft that I feel so passionate about.

Starting off my career as a beautician, while still in high school , I developed an understanding of the shape of a woman’s head and how to work with hair. Little did I know that the skills I learned then would come to inform my greatest passion in life: hat making.

I have handmade over 1,500 hats. I am a creative visionary with meticulous execution of style and care. My hats have won first prize in contests by SASS and have been used in reenactments, theater, weddings, and special events worldwide.

I love to make people feel special. Seeing the light…

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  • Joined January 21, 2011

Favorite materials

Lace, fringe, netting, feathers, velvet, silk, baroque, beads, vintage lace, silk flowers, bows

About

I have a millinery career spanning three decades. I dream in feathers and silk flowers. Each hat I make, is pure inspiration and passion for vintage Victorian beauty. I feel honored to have a craft that I feel so passionate about.

Starting off my career as a beautician, while still in high school , I developed an understanding of the shape of a woman’s head and how to work with hair. Little did I know that the skills I learned then would come to inform my greatest passion in life: hat making.

I have handmade over 1,500 hats. I am a creative visionary with meticulous execution of style and care. My hats have won first prize in contests by SASS and have been used in reenactments, theater, weddings, and special events worldwide.

I love to make people feel special. Seeing the light in women’s eyes light up when one of my hats is perched on their head is a priceless moment. We have such rare moments to feel truly beautiful and special, it’s my hope that my hats will transport you to another era and you feel your most beautiful and special.

As a business owner in historic districts in California and Oregon, I now have taken my hats on-line to share them with a broader audience. I am able to create a hat specific to your special occasion. Please feel free to contact me with ideas or questions.

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