With a BA in Apparel Design and a Minor in Costume Design, Belle has had the opportunity to design costumes for some 25 plays or musicals over the last 18 years, several ballets, independent film, and a magic show.
It was in the theatre that she learned the art of Millinery. It is with a love for the bizarre and quirky, a solid sense of humor, and a driving need to create, that she started Boring Sidney/Belle Millinery 20 years ago.
True millinery; hand blocking, creating hat blocks, steaming and building buckram frames is almost a lost art, having apprenticed under a master milliner in the theatre I was lucky enough to learn old world millinery techniques and acquire vintage hat blocks, trims, and fabrics.
This line is the culmination of 20 years of honing my craft, experimenting with modern styles and materials, and just being in love with dressing heads.
With the exception of my recycled hats, all of my…
- Born on October 28
- Joined November 26, 2006
- Seattle, WA, United States