russellmaureen on May 17, 2016
It is beautifully made and adorable!
the5mallams on Apr 2, 2016
Stunning item, beautifully packaged, friendly and prompt communications! What a lovely shop and shop owner! Highly recommend!
Inspired by the original Olive, my fashionista grandmother
All of Olive Designs' creations are imbued with the spirit of my grandmother, Olive (she's the one in the hat in the picture), who passed on her love of hats, fascinators and hair accessories to me when I was just a wee girl. One of the first hats I can remember wearing was a jaunty red beret that Olive gave me when I was around 6. It matched one that she had and I thought I was so grown up in my stylish hat. Although Olive is no longer with us, I like to think that her spirit lives on in every Olive Designs creation.
About three years ago, I decided that I wanted to make hats like the ones Olive once owned and so I became a student at George Brown College's Arts and Design Fashion program, where I learned traditional millinery techniques, including pattern-making, sewing, constructing three-dimensional forms, blocking and embellishment. Learning the art of millinery and all of the work and detail that goes into it was a life-changing experience, and a new outlet for my creativity. And so, Olive Designs was born.
My creative process is pretty organic. When I'm designing a hat, fascinator or clip, I typically start with a vague concept, something that's been playing around in my head and go from there. My inspiration often comes from a colour, a vintage design that I've seen or a fabric that I'm obsessed with. There's lots of playing around with different colours and materials, trying something here, adding something there until I'm happy with what I've come up with.
I love to challenge my creative process and so I enthusiastically welcome custom orders for special occasions, wedding parties, showers, high tea and any other event you can imagine. Olive always enjoyed a good party! I'll work with you to ensure that I have a solid understanding of what you're looking for in terms of style, colour and purpose and send you samples and ideas.
Influenced by her grandmother, Olive's love of hats, Tara created Olive Designs. When she's not busy designing hats and fascinators, Tara makes collars, leashes and ties for dogs for Dog Attired (www.dogattired.etsy.com), her dog, Kansas' Etsy shop.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
All items are shipped via Canada Post with no tracking. From the day of shipping, delivery can take up to 10 business days depending on where you are. If you need something sooner, or feel more comfortable with a tracking option, let me know and I can arrange an alternate delivery method.
Please note that Olive Designs is not responsible for packages lost in the mail, held up in customs or for custom duties. Packages shipped to the United Kingdom typically incur customs duties.
If you do experience a problem with shipping, please get in touch and I will do my best to resolve the issue for you.
Refunds and Exchanges
If there is an issue with your purchase, such as damages, losses, etc., please get in touch and I will do my very best to resolve the issue to your satisfaction. Please do not leave negative feedback. We can work together to resolve your issue!