Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Interview with www.manyhattyreturns.com

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!

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.