My inspiration for the name of this hat was the gorgeous model Simona Va.
This is the “Simona” Hat
A medium upturn base, blocked in jet black sinamay, placed on a medium size smartie cap base, hand blocked in buckram and covered with jet black taffeta.
The upturn is covered with hand sewn black “Veronica” lace and decorated with two bouquets of black rooster tail feathers with black velvet tips.
This fantastic headpiece is very light, completely hand sewn and is worn on a black millinery elastic.
I wore this headpiece to the Irish Fashion Innovation Awards 2018 at the The Galmont Hotel & Spa in Galway and I met the lovely Simona.
She is so beautiful, tall and elegant..the perfect inspiration to name my last creation!
|Photo credit: Dave Cooley Photography|