In 2015, I wanted to start exploring other creative outlets. When I started noticing the classic hat trend and learning about traditional milliners and their techniques, I was hooked. I wanted to create something that looked vintage but worked with modern style. I began buying/collecting vintage hat blocks in a variety of sizes and shapes and started teaching myself the hat making process. Hat making began as an arts & crafts project, and I didn’t know what would come of it. After making a few hats for myself, and a few friends, I began wholesaling and offering a bespoke experience through one of Cincinnati’s largest vintage & heritage boutiques.