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!!!
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!!!!
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!
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?
Check out the interview I did a few weeks back with hat blogger Darla Sycamore at www.manyhattyreturns.com. I am always interested in explaining the process I go through when designing the hats and the collections. Let us know your feedback! Enjoy!
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.......
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.
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!
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 http://www.rmhcofalbany.org/.... oh and don't forget your hat!!!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with a picture of you in your own Lisa Battaglia hat and your story! We would love to hear from you!
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!!!!
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!!!!
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!
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!!! ;)
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!!
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.
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!!!!
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.
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 ;)!!!
Check out the New York Post on April 6th!!! Lisa Battaglia Hat is featured!!! www.lisabattaglia.com. 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!!
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 ;)
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: email@example.com
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.
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!!!!
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!!!