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I began designing hats when I was fifteen years old. Twiggy was the height of fashion and Seventeen Magazine was my inspiration! I started out by spending fifty cents on a pattern by McCalls that included six different hat styles. I was the only girl in a school of nearly 1,000 students who wore hats to school; I admit that they incurred some teasing, but I loved wearing them so I didn't mind.

It was during college that I became interested in more period/costume type hats, so I began designing Victorian, Edwardian, La Belle Epoque (French) and Flapper style hats. I also like to delve into clothing and other accessories, but hats are my always my favorite.

Darna's East Angel Harbor Hat Shoppe has been Established on line since July 2002 I'm a cottage industry. It's just ME designing and creating hats, accessories and jewelry; I strive…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 13
  • Joined May 23, 2006

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sinamay, wool, silk, organza

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I began designing hats when I was fifteen years old. Twiggy was the height of fashion and Seventeen Magazine was my inspiration! I started out by spending fifty cents on a pattern by McCalls that included six different hat styles. I was the only girl in a school of nearly 1,000 students who wore hats to school; I admit that they incurred some teasing, but I loved wearing them so I didn't mind.

It was during college that I became interested in more period/costume type hats, so I began designing Victorian, Edwardian, La Belle Epoque (French) and Flapper style hats. I also like to delve into clothing and other accessories, but hats are my always my favorite.

Darna's East Angel Harbor Hat Shoppe has been Established on line since July 2002 I'm a cottage industry. It's just ME designing and creating hats, accessories and jewelry; I strive to make each hat or item as unique as possible! Edwardian and Victorian Hats designed by Darna's East Angel Harbor Hat Shoppe are influenced by the Victorian and Edwardian Eras and I embrace the finery of these eras to design my re-creations. My hats are designed for Victorian, Civil War and Edwardian re-enactment, tea hats for parties as well as church. I'm dedicated to designing Victorian and Edwardian hats and accessories that have both an element of realism combined with imagination; my hat designs transcends time and I truly want to enchant you and assist you on your journey to somewhere in time!

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