savoirfairehats

Hats with a French sensibility

Newport, Rhode Island · 95 Sales

savoirfairehats

Hats with a French sensibility

Newport, Rhode Island 95 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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savoirfairehats is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner I am moving my home and studio so am taking a short hiatus. I expect to be back after the holidays. Thank you for your visit. Ann

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Oct 20, 2015

I am moving my home and studio so am taking a short hiatus. I expect to be back after the holidays. Thank you for your visit. Ann

Ann McMahon

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Ann McMahon

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tiamazza428

tiamazza428 on Jun 9, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This is a most beautiful as well as comfortable hat....it is made with such extreme care and quality...there are also many extra loving touches such as a beautiful tiny ribbon flower along the inside brim. It is a true treasure and I could not be happier with it:):)

Theodora

Theodora on Apr 16, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Wow !! Gorgeous gorgeous hat.....Love the look and feel is this beautiful creation !! Thank you for the flower that accompanied your creation !! I am so thrilled that I found your shop !!!

Theodora

Theodora on Apr 7, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

FabulouS !!! Love love love this beautiful hat !! The fit is perfect and the style is one of my favorites !! Incredible packing....it was like receiving a Birthday present !! The colors were true to the picture and the hat will travel like a dream !!! What a lovely box you chose to send your gorgeous creation in....Thank You !!!!

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About

Creative use of beautiful materials is the joy of hat making.

Who knows how I came to love the look and feel of beautiful old feathers, textiles and old jewelry? Perhaps it was when I played with my mother's "button bag" on a rainy day or when I discovered the art of ribbon work reading Candace Kling's "The Artful Ribbon". What I do know is that I love to use beautiful old materials when I put them on hats I have molded and formed.I take pleasure in knowing they are to be appreciated by a new generation.

While living in Boston, I taught millinery techniques at the School for Fashion Design on Newbury St. I now live in the beautiful seaside city of Newport, RI. My studio is in my home in the Broadway Arts District. Jewelers, fanciful upholsterers and music recording studios abound in this neighborhood. The friendly bicycle shop next door provides a constant stream of happy and healthy looking people.

I love to come into the studio in the morning with my beautiful little poodle, Edison, and begin the day's work. Inspiration is everywhere in open boxes of old millinery flowers, walls of ribbon and containers of feathers.

The result is what you see on my Etsy site. I hope you enjoy browsing.

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  • Ann McMahon

    Owner, Designer

    My goal is to create new hats that echo the looks and workmanship of hats from previous decades – new hats that look old. I am a believer that your work is only as good as your materials so I love looking for beautiful ribbon, antique feathers and old flowers. I am happy if I can add these treasures to a hat or a headpiece that I have shaped and molded. I have been making hats for over 20 years and find that the creation of something that is unique to me feeds my soul. I am very pleased when people can recognize a hat of mine without being told.

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Last updated on April 19, 2011
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Items will be sent via US Priority Mail unless another method is requested.
Refunds and Exchanges
Items can be returned for any reason if mailed within 7 days of date item was received by customer as long as the item has not been worn. (It is bad Karma to wear something on your head and then return it). Please notify me when an item is to be returned.