Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Haunts!

What a hat!!!!
Wishing everyone a spooky Halloween! Nathan and I are excited to handout candy at our new Irvington home!
Think I will be a milliner this year.... imagine that!

My favorite Halloween Costume ever! A milliner can't live without her thimble.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Spreadin' the Word

Thanks to blogger Hanako66 for speadin' the hat love. Her latest post features a variety of interesting millinery creations including a new Emilliner design. Here are some of my favorite hats! Props to creativity, styling, and cuteness! Check out the blog to find these hats (including Emilliner's Black Beauty Couture Hat, on the end)!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Lovin' the Still Life

Yes, I love to read (guiltily) a certain men's style magazine. They are always assured to feature another trendy clothing designer based in Brooklyn (yawn). I was delightfully surprised to come across this company after my own heart. Still Life's flagship store is located in the Lower East Side and is the vision of creative director/owner Frenel Morris. Not only does this company offer an interesting range of sharp men's hats- they are made in the USA! Still Life had its very own millinery factory in none other than Red Hook Brooklyn. I'll admit I'm jealous. For now I'm my own one woman factory, and I would like to give props to this fellow milliner. Check 'em out!

Monday, October 26, 2009

More Midwest Pics

Thanks for getting so many great shots at Midwest Fashion Week. We really appreciate your support!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Midwest Success!

A big congrats and thanks to all the folks involved with this year's Midwest Fashion Week! I was proud to be a part of the events and pleased to meet so many wonderful locals. It was great to work with a team with stylists, photographers, and fellow designers to create a truly wonderful showcase of Indianapolis fashion.

Again, another personal thanks to my parents, Nathan, the Zarse family, Cassie, Nikki, Kara Mia, Natalie, Berny, Carole, Loni, Cathy, FGI ladies, the hairstylists, makeup artists, dressers, production/backstage organizers, fellow artists/designers and everyone who has supported Emilliner!

All of the hats showcased with Berny Martin's collection are available for purchase. Look for the new collection launch on etsy or contact for details.

Again, what a wonderful experience and I'm already looking forward to next year! Enjoy the pics!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Sneak Peak Fashion Show

Emilliner on the TV! Take a sneak peak of MWFW's Saturday Runway Show. A local station featured a mini-show on the morning news. It was so nice to work once again with the fabulous make-up artist KaraMia. Hats were paired with great looks from Berny Martin and Lesley Jane Hunt of z'chic boutique in Zionsville. It was such a pleasure to meet Lesley and I can't wait to check out her store!

Midwest Fashion Week

Midwest Fashion Week is in full swing! Congrats to the talented fashion students at the Art Institute of Indianapolis. The Thursday night show was a success and I was pleased to see a few toppers from the hat making workshop that I held last month.

Today's happening at the Arts Garden with the MWFW trunk show and I'm pleased to have a booth next to Catherine Fritsch. Her excellently crafted pieces have a luxurious touch and great attention to detail. I will definitely be keeping my eye on her upcoming lingerie line Sweet Revenge. Valentines Day anyone?

I'm also loving my fellow vendor Biana Sharp ofPax4U. Her amazing "hip bags" and
truly that- super chic bag that can be worn at the hip. Discard those old 80's fanny packs today and try one of her ergonomic, earth-friendly designs.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Emilliner's Rising Star!

Emilliner is honored to receive a Fashion Group International "Rising Star" Award. Part of Indy's MidWest Fashion Week come and check out the show on Saturday October 17th, 2009.
Celebrating green fashion and eco-friendly practices this award highlights Indy's new innovators including: Judy Titche of Rezoom, Jenn Myers of Kicky Couture, Trinia Price of Complexions Spa, Allison Ford of Allison Ford Jewelry, and Crazy Eight boutique in Broad Ripple.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Lodge in the House

So how lucky can a gal get?

Well I've hit the jackpot. Since moving to Indianapolis the community has welcomed my new business with open arms, but my biggest supporter happens to be the good folks at Lodge Design. (Oh and their logo happens to be a steak, yum!)

My talented fiance is lucky to work this super creative design firm located in Irvington. I am always amazed at what these guys produce and reminded once again of all great art happening right here in the Midwest. Check out their website and see what I mean!

Not only do they know good design, but they support the other arts with their talent as well. Everything from film to music to fashion is better with Lodge on its side. These guys know their business and are helping to spread the Emilliner word. Huge thanks to Lodge for the lovely Chatter box post!