Bespoke Boutonniere



Bespoke Boutonniére

Custom made, coastal themed wearable art inspired by millinery decoration and embellishments.

This particular example uses needle felted wool mussel shells and rockweed, manzanita branch, grosgrain ribbon, and vintage beaded leaves (Italian, 1940’s).            

My first job out after design school was as a Gal Friday for a milliner in New York City. She ran a small operation out of her unfinished Soho loft and I would run her errands for her. I spent most of my days in the garment district picking up materials from different suppliers. Feathers from the feather guy, faux florals from the best floral guy, hat bodies from the only shaper left in town, the best ribbons from the best ribbon shops, furriers, etc. I became fascinated with the various trimmings and quickly began to see millinery is indeed an art form in its own right. Since then I have collected a library of trims and materials from all over the world. These materials combined with needle felted wool elements create a bespoke adornment for a special occasion that can then be enjoyed as decoration in the years to come.

Starting at $150.00

If you are interested in commissioning a bespoke wearable piece, please fill out the form below and I will be in touch!

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