Monday, November 16, 2009

IBJ Style

Many thanks so Gabrielle Poshaldo of the Indianapolis Business Journal for her lovely article featuring Emilliner! Gabrielle is one of the many reasons I'm continuing to love Indy. A lady of style with a Midwestern heart, she has truly welcomed me and proved a valuable fashion resource/inspiration. Check out her blog Haute in the Heartland for a good read, and you can catch her monthly style feature in the IBJ!

"Hats off to those in the millinery trade" highlights the many benefits and challenges of being a modern day milliner. Her approach is so refreshing, and I love the mini history lesson on past Indy milliners.

Thanks also to IBJ photographer Robin Jerstad for the lovely pic!

Here's a sneak peak:

An old kitchen table is littered with the trappings of the hat trade. A shopping bag brimming with every color of horsehair braid is lodged beneath, while the sinamay, Clark’s favorite material (a straw-like woven fabric) makes an unruly heap atop an enormous drum case turned hat transporter.

“The world is full of really great vintage hats because there used to be so many milliners. For every little town there were three or four independent craftsmen. Now the few that are left tend to be the only names people know,” Clark said.

Gabrielle Poshaldo, IBJ, November 14, 2009

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