We always love an excuse to don a smart hat (don’t you wish someone would bring back that trend? We do!). The charming, vintage-inspired chapeaux from Oakland-based Topsy Turvy make us wish that hats were a de rigeur fashion accessory!
This Oh-So-Flirty Cocktail Hat was modeled after a vintage headpiece found at the flea market dating from the 1950′s.
We love this sassy, burlesquey number…
Kim Brown-Dye, the sometime costumier & full-time milliner behind Topsy-Turvy makes a wide range of beautiful hats, with nods to a wide variety of eras and suitable for everything from a swank evening out to an outrageous costume party. She builds each one from scratch using buckram & wire construction which is then covered & trimmed using the finest materials & hand finishing.
The Evelyn – Victorian Top Hat…makes us want to don our riding habits, slap on the side-saddle and ride off into the sunset!
Who wouldn’t want to have an excuse to channel Marie Antoinette?
Leopard print pillbox! So rock-a-billy fabulous!
Leather Bell Hop!
Rhinestone Mini Top Hat! Glittery!
Ah, glittery AND feathered…who can resist? We are positively swooning – if only we could have one of each!
Check out a video on Kim’s studio and her hat-making here!