Thursday, December 17, 2009

Well Wed magazine's featured headpiece designer for the NY Wedding Affair!

We are pleased to announce that we will be the featured headpiece and hat designer for this year's NY Wedding Affair event!!! Well Wed magazine asked Lisa to participate in this year's event. We look forward to creating special fascinator and whimsy hats for this year's events!!! Stay tuned!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanks to all my fans!!!

In only a few days... I have over 80 fans!!! Thanks so much for your support!!! I really appreciate it and it means alot! It is really a motivation to reach higher levels in my career!

Again.. thanks for the support and I appreciate all the feedback!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Lisa Battaglia Fan Page on FB!!!

Check out the new fan page on facebook.....

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Innovator of the pleated hat!

Although we can't take credit for the form of pleating and folding in millinery, Lisa can take credit for bringing this back into fashion.  Her first collection created introduced the pleating and folding which is back!  Stay tuned for more of her creations!!!!

New Hats to be Featured on the Website!!!

New hats are coming soon to the website.... Check back soon... we have some eye-catching hats to match your vintage coats and renew your wardrobe!  Fedoras, Trilbys, Riding Caps.... etc....   

Monday, November 9, 2009

Isaac Mizrahi is a fan on facebook!

We are pleased to announce the addition of new hats coming soon to the website.  Facebook users were privy to viewing the collection a couple of weeks ago as I posted new pictures to the page!  We are happy that Isaac Mizrahi gave the collection two thumbs up!  Thanks Issac!!!  I am honored!

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Mystique of Hats

Hats create their own mystique and the craftsmanship that goes into making the hats is a bonus.  I truly believe that making hats is a lost art and not a lot of milliners do what I do... which is creating a work of art.  The challenge I have is making hats accessible to the public and keeping it couture.  There is too much mass production out there and not enought originality.   Not all fashion is fashionable.  What happened to being original?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Interview with

Check out the interview I did a few weeks back with hat blogger Darla Sycamore at  I am always interested in explaining the process I go through when designing the hats and the collections.  Let us know your feedback!  Enjoy!

Friday, September 25, 2009

The creative process behind Lisa Battaglia

You start with inspiration... and then build from there.  Whether you are using say nature, as I did with my collection for the Kentucky Derby...  I found beauty in twigs, feathers, pussy willows... and combined it with a touch of glitz.  The correct proportions are important to the design to keep it elegant and tasteful.  Then I take my forms of straw or velour and shape it with folds, creases and asymmetrical twists to come up with variations of the traditional cloche, bucket, fedora and picture hats.  It is the canvas that I purvey that keeps it interesting... the colors, elements, the odd pairings....  I like creating the unexpected.  As each hat in unique the process in and of itself is unique....  Join me on my next adventure....stay tuned.......

Monday, September 21, 2009

Open House at Studios 39, 257 W 39th Street, from 11 am- 2 pm

Come see the latest in Lisa Battaglia hats on September 23, from 11 am- 2 pm !

Studios 39, 257 W 39th Street 10th Floor ( bet 7th and 8th ave)....  

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Interview with "Many Hatty Returns" blogger Darla Sycamore

Today it was great speaking with Darla Sycamore from "Many Hatty Returns".  Please visit her great blog.  It was a pleasure speaking about the art of millinery which I rarely get to do.  I find it so interesting the whole process of inspiration for making the hats ....  another fascination of mine...  old things new again.  I explain the process of free-form blocking and the process  I go through when designing the hats!  It is truly the craftsmanship that remains special to me!    Look for the interview in a couple of weeks.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Lord and Taylor NY, Washington DC and Westchester!

Lisa Battaglia is happy to announce the arrival of the "Buttercup" hat in select L& T stores!  The hat comes in camel with matching linen ribbon.  The retail price for the hat is $189.  Limited supplies of these hats are available!  

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Come join Lisa Battaglia Hats and Saratoga Trunk on August 27th at Saratoga Racecourse!!!

Come out to Saratoga Racetrack for the 11th Annual Ronald McDonald House Fashion Show.  I will be joining my friends at Saratoga Trunk for a great cause!!!   Hats and Champagne!!!  Not to be missed!!!  Hope to see you there!  To order tickets go to oh and don't forget your hat!!!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Madmen "quote of the day"!!!!

I liked this quote and thought I would post it here!!!  " There are companies that only specialize in hats"!!!!  Hope to see you soon wearing your Lisa Battaglia Hat!

Friday, July 24, 2009

"Bringing sexy back"

Watch what happens when you don a Lisa Battaglia hat....  it's as if you transform into a beautiful alluring creature that men and women alike can't take their eyes off!  You exude "sexy"!  Can't you just picture yourself in one of her cout-her creations!  Email us at with a picture of you in your own Lisa Battaglia hat and your story!  We would love to hear from you!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Thanks to Saratoga Trunk and Circular Manor!

I would like to thank everyone for attending and especially the gracious hosts of Sunday's soiree of sorts... The champagne and hats.... it was just a lovely event!!!!  It was fun hanging out with the girls of Saratoga and the fabulous trunkettes!  You are all so great and so much fun!  Can't wait to do it again!  See you at races in Saratoga with your FAB one of a kind Lisa Battaglia hat!  See the newest arrivals at Saratoga Trunk on Broadway!!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Lisa Battaglia Hats are coming to the West Coast

Nellie M West will be carrying a variety of styles from the Sp/Su '09 collection.  Look for "Luke", "Sun Goddess" and " Beach Cloche" in the next few weeks.  We are happy to be working with them again.  Nellie M was one of Lisa's first customers here in NY.  If you are in LA, stop by the store and check out the selection!!!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Getting ready for Trunk Show at Circular Manor, July 19th!

Come and see Lisa Battaglia at Circular Manor in Saratoga Springs starting at 2 pm this Sunday as we present One of a Kind pieces not to be missed!!!!!  We will be donating a part of the proceeds to the Women's Shelter of Saratoga.  Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Lisa Battaglia "Buttercup" hat at Lord and Taylor this Fall '09!!!

Lisa and her team are working on the hats coming to Lord and Taylor this Fall '09.  The hats will be sold at the New York Flagship store as well as Westchester and Washington, D.C.  FYI... Marie Claire asked for the hat to be featured on the cover of an upcoming issue as well!!!  We can't wait!!! ;)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Trunk show at Circular Manor in Saratoga Springs!!!

Come join us in Saratoga Springs, NY at the Circular Manor Bed and Breakfast from 2 pm - 5 pm on July 19th, 2009.  Lisa will be on hand displaying her one of a kind creations.  Ten percent of the proceeds go to the Women's Shelter of Saratoga.  Come join for a great cause and to get your hat in time for racing season!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Lord and Taylor this Fall!!!

We are excited to announce that the "Buttercup" style  will be available for purchase at select Lord and Taylor stores this Fall!!!   More posts to follow!!!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Spring/Summer '09 Collection at Henri Bendel

See you tomorrow and Sunday at Henri Bendel at 712 Fifth Avenue from 10 am to close.  Lisa will be on hand for personal consulations!!!!  

Friday, May 22, 2009

Lisa Battaglia is featured on  Check out this site and see the latest info on happenings in NY and featured designers you don't want to miss!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Hats, Hats and more Hats.....

Look for select styles of the collection coming to Foravi on Broadway in Soho...  More to come. Stay tuned!!!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Henri Bendel Trunk Show , May 30th and 31st!!!

May 30th and 31st .... Henri Bendel Trunk Show!!! Be sure to stop by for a personal appearance by the designer herself to fit you with the perfect hat that suits your style and face. See you there!!!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

May 2nd at The Belmont Racetrack

Good thing Hoda didn't wear my hat because those ladies didn't really have any kind words to say about the hats they wore!!!!

Looking ahead to Saturday, we are excited to be showcasing a collection of one of a kind hats at The Belmont Racetrack. "We will be modeling the hats in the dining room during the lunch hours of 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm.

See you at the track!!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tune into the Today Show tomorrow from 10 am- 11 am!!

We were honored to participate in the Today show as Hoda and Kathie Lee discuss Kentucky Derby fashion.  Hoda will be wearing a one of a kind  Lisa Battaglia !!!  Be sure to watch tomorrow from 10 am- 11 am to check out the segment!!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Fashion Show at the Belmont Racetrack on May 2nd, Kentucky Derby Day!

We are getting ready for our 1st fashion show at Belmont Racetrack on Kentucky Derby Day, May 2, 2009.  We are excited to be showcasing one of a kind hats by Lisa Battaglia.  We will be presenting the Spring '09 collection with various one of a kind hats we designed specifically for Derby.  Can't wait!!!  Looking forward to it.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!!!

Hope to see you at the Easter Parade in NYC with your Lisa Battaglia hat on!!!  ;)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Henri Bendel Trunk Show Dates....

Mark your calendars and make it a date with the Madhatter as she will be showcasing her collection of hats at Henri Bendel on Fifth Avenue .  Dates for the show are the following:

- May 30th and 31st
- June 6th and 7th

The designer will be on hand to consult with you for the perfect hat that is right for you!!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

NY Post, Monday April 6th....

Don't forget to check out the NY Post tomorrow on April 6th to see The Mariner hat from Lisa Battaglia's Spring/Summer '09 collection!!!  Our contact said that you will "LOVE IT"!!!!  Can't wait..  

Friday, April 3, 2009

Trunk Shows at Henri Bendel

Stay tuned for dates and times.....  

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Lisa Battaglia Hats Fashion Show on May 2nd

Lisa Battaglia will be hosting a fashion show in the dining room of the Belmont Racetrack in celebration of the Kentucky Derby.  Models will be strolling around the dining room from 12:30 pm- 3:30 pm.  Don't miss the fabulous one of a kind creations by the madhatter.....  and available for purchase ;)!!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

New York Post

Check out the New York Post on April 6th!!!  Lisa Battaglia Hat is featured!!!  We will also be doing a fashion show in honor of the Kentucky Derby at Belmont Racetrack on May 2nd during the simulcasting of the event!!!  So psyched!!

xxxooo ;)  The Mad Hatter

Friday, March 20, 2009

Kentucky Derby Hats

A collection of one of a kind derby hats are being sold at the following locations:

-Rodes (Louisville, KY)
-Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft  (Louisville, KY)
-Saratoga Trunk (Saratoga Springs, NY)

log onto for more info 

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Award winning milliner showcasing her derby and "vintage" collections!!

Making last minute preparations for our cocktail party tomorrow night at Eponymy.  The hats come in all shapes and sizes and are sure to please the Manhattan "A" lister as well as the brooklyn hipster.  Mix and mingle among the Alice's of Wonderland ....  Brooklyn......  sip tea-based cocktail concoctions and enjoy a personal consultation from Lisa Battaglia, milliner extraordinaire!  xxxooo  ;) 

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

An exclusive collection by Lisa Battaglia

An exclusive collection of  organic and whimsical creations are now being showcased at Rodes in Louisville, KY.  Another collection will be shown at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft in April.  Lisa will be doing a cocktail party with Eponymy in brooklyn to showcase both her new and "vintage" collections on March 19th from 6-8 pm.  To RSVP: 

Monday, March 16, 2009

Madhatter is excited to come to Brooklyn

Yesterday, I met with Andrea from Eponymy.   This shop is so nice!!!  I can't wait to do the trunk show on Thursday there.  Brooklyn is such an amazing place with all of the quaint shops and brownstones.  There is so much creativity in brooklyn.  I love it's neighborhoody feel.....  and Eponymy is a great place to showcase my crinkled creations!  See you in brooklyn.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Madhatter is inspired by the unexpected.....

The Madhatter combines unexpected materials and textures combining feathers, ferns, vintage trimmings, butterflies, willows.... to create the truly unique hats that define Lisa Battaglia.  Think Alice in Wonderland ......  but Alice in Brooklyn.  Truly fantasy and organic ...These hats are full of surprises!!!!

466 Bergen Street 
Brooklyn, NY 

March 19th 6-8 pm

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Madhatter is truly MAD!

The Madhatter has visions of teacups dancin' in her head ...;)!!!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Alice "IN" Wonderland comes to Brooklyn!

Alice "IN" Wonderland, meets the Madhatter to find magical whimsical creations combining organic elements with a bit of glitz....  Tune in to find out what happens next.....  

Friday, March 6, 2009

Kentucky Derby One of a Kind Hats!!!!!

Come view an exclusive collection of couture hats by Lisa Battaglia at Eponymy located at 466 Bergen Street in Park Slope Brooklyn on March 19th from 6-9 pm.  The designer will be on hand for personal consultations.  The collection features a selection of wide brim panama straw brims in asymmetrical shapes in a variety of Spring colors.... fuschia, yellow, red, spring green, etc...  Think organic shapes and materials with a bit of derby glitz!!!!  These hats will keep you guessing and you will be the hit of the event!!!