NouveauCentury

Nouveau Century Millinery

Wisconsin, United States · 7 Sales

NouveauCentury

Nouveau Century Millinery

Wisconsin, United States 7 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Looking for a dramatic cocktail hat made with combination of vintage, new and found materials? Or maybe a something a little more appropriate for the corner bar? Nouveau Century Millinery specializes in creating a variety of hand-made styles that can take you from casual to crazy, depending on your taste and destination. Most styles include a high level of hand work - hand beading, hand sewing, hand created - that combine classic methods with modern design.

Announcement

Looking for a dramatic cocktail hat made with combination of vintage, new and found materials? Or maybe a something a little more appropriate for the corner bar? Nouveau Century Millinery specializes in creating a variety of hand-made styles that can take you from casual to crazy, depending on your taste and destination. Most styles include a high level of hand work - hand beading, hand sewing, hand created - that combine classic methods with modern design.

Rachel Best

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Rachel Best

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Anonymous on Jul 23, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful! Just what I was looking for! Many Thanks

About

Girl with Giant Head Decides to Make Her Own Darn Hats

For many years, I was THAT woman. The one that scoured vintage stores and thrift malls looking for cloches and cocktail hats that fit my giant head. Apparently, no one pre-1970 had larger than 22" circumference. About 5 years ago, I decided to give up the ghost and just learn how to make my own. I scoured the library and online for tutorials, and like many other talents I have (bead embroidery, french beading), I taught myself. I was lucky enough through practice and mentoring to get better and better and learn more and more.

Which bring us to today.

My belief:
People are interesting and curious. By wearing a hat, you are inviting people to ask about all those colorful, wonderful, interesting things about you. I love bringing people together in conversation, and art/hats is a great way to do this.

So buy a hat!
The good news is that there is a renewed love of hats in the States due to the recent Royal Wedding and more choices than there has been in years. The bad news is that this resulted in a large influx of milliners and hat-makers in the frey. Some bigger and better than me, but many, not so good amateurs. If you are looking for a store and artist that respects the handmade craft, is earnest and honest about what is done by hand, and pays attention to the little details, I hope you will think about working with me.

Thanks!
Rachel Best

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  • Rachel Best

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Love of history & crafting combined with a fear of finding myself suddenly transported to 1885 (a la

Shop policies

Last updated on May 27, 2011
Thanks for considering Nouveau Century Millinery!
Convo me with any question or custom orders!

Accepted payment methods

  • Check
Payment
Payment for items (including custom items) must be received prior to shipping. I accept paypal as well as personal check.
Shipping
Shipping with be done through USPS and sent as soon as item is finished (1-4 weeks)
Refunds and Exchanges
I will make the best efforts to satisfy you for every hat I sell. If you are not fully satisfied, please let me know within 3 days from the receipt of order, and I will do everything I can to solve the issue for you. If unresolvable, I will refund any item with your money back less shipment and handling costs if the item(s) is returned within seven days in original condition.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note this item is Made to Order and will take between 1-4 weeks to arrive. If you need something sooner send me a convo. You are not purchasing the item on the model. Some colors and items may vary then the photo as they are vintage or one-of-a-kind. I will advise the buyer on that prior/after purchase. All items are proudly handmade in Wisconsin.