Today is the 51st anniversary of the Disney film, Mary Poppins, so I’m sharing with you my belated post on my 2014 Halloween costume! Coat: long black wool coat from Le Chateau | Blazer: black blazer from H&M|Blouse: ‘Victorian’-inspired polyester... Continue reading →
Happy 1st day of June! It’s another 20 days or so until the first day of summer but I thought I should post now since it’s been much warmer and sunnier already. Here are 10 categories of products I use or wear... Continue reading →
Hello! 🙂 I meant to post about the Deighton Cup 2014 earlier this week but today will have to do. This year was my second time at the Deighton Cup on Saturday, 26 July. For those of you who are unfamiliar with... Continue reading →
In two days, it will be officially summer! Last month, I decided it was time to add some colour to my mostly black mourning wardrobe. I’ve been wanting to have a ballerina-esque outfit and took my inspiration from the H&M... Continue reading →
Last year, I ranted about how Vancouver, BC, Canada is not for the old-fashioned. We’re a true misfit and minority if we love heritage buildings (by my terms, I mean protected and unprotected historically ‘old’ buildings), vintage and antique clothing, antiques,... Continue reading →
Green is one of my favourite colours. I’m constantly on the lookout for the perfect Little Green Dress in Forest Green since my wardrobe is full of funeral garbs (i.e. LBDs, black blazers, black tights). Yesterday, I managed to be... Continue reading →
I would like to introduce the second fur felt hat I learned how to make at the Saucy Milliner’s in 2011: the ‘Juliet’ cap. I don’t actually have a name for this hat except for the one the Saucy Milliner had... Continue reading →
Back in May or June 2013, I spotted a charming white bowler-shaped ladies hat with a white ostrich plume and veiling at the Vancouver Eastside Flea Market. The hat was by André, a Montreal millinery company. Since the veiling had... Continue reading →
Today I am going to introduce my first hat that I made with The Saucy Milliner. 🙂 In November 2011, I blocked a fur felt hat on a vintage Art Deco (1920’s) asymmetrical hat block (the ‘helmut’ cloche, I believe).... Continue reading →
Back in February 2013, I blocked my 6th hat, which happened to be my second asymmetrical cloche. Due to my busy schedule, I did not pick up my blocked hat until April and only recently finished trimming my hat on 27... Continue reading →
I’m starting a new series called 100 Dresses, better known as OOTD (outfit of the day) for the rest of you. The post will focus mainly on my dresses but some outfits will have skirts. I take the title from... Continue reading →
Today’s post is dedicated to all the gentlemen in this world and the ones who are seeking change in their lives! On 22 February 2011, the first International Be a Gentleman Day was inaugurated. I just found out about this event... Continue reading →
A few weeks ago, I finally learned how to block a straw hat with The Saucy Milliner of Vancouver. I felt like it was easier than blocking a fur felt hat but maybe it had to do with the kind... Continue reading →
Mad about Hats!
Today's (Oct 17) Vancouver Sun article features hats by The Saucy Milliner, a local milliner was creates couture hats and fascinators for women and recently, children (The Saucy Pups line).
These hats are fur felt hats blocked on new and vintage wood blocks in various shapes and sizes. Everything is hand-sewn and NO gluegun is EVER used for trimming the hats. Lots of hardwork is put in precision cutting and sewing that every owner of a Saucy Milliner hat is sure to have the best atop their head. The same goes for fascinators made of horsehair, sinamay, crin, parisisal, etc. No gluegun. This is what differentiates the Saucy Milliner from other couture milliners based in Vancouver.
Furthermore, for those of you who watch Once Upon A Time, she was the real 'Mad Hatter' who created the Mad Hatter magic portal top hat. If that top hat isn't something you can imagine yourself wearing, you may have liked her Princess Abigail riding hat in S1. ;) Wasn't it beautiful?
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I know you will love her creations as much as I do! :)
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Today was my 1st visit to the Hastings Races at the Hastings Racecourse. The special event today was the BC Derby and men and women were encouraged to dress up to participate in this year’s BC Best Dressed Contest. I... Continue reading →