Darna Michie's Profile
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…
- Born on May 13
- Joined May 23, 2006