Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

Hi Everyone!!!

I want to thank you for a wonderful year!!!! This was the best year yet for Lisa Battaglia and I would like to personally thank you for following my blog!!!! I really appreciate your support!!! I hope you have had a successful year as well both personally and professionally!

Here is to you, my customers and fans!!!

All the best to you and Happy New Year!!!!

LB xo ;)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The allure of being anonymous.....

I love this pic! It depicts a certain anonymous allure that goes with the art of hat wearing!!! Dressing and style isn't always about having the most trendy item but the art of putting the wardrobe together. I have always been an accessories girl.... LUV them!!!! I mix old and new and always add a staple accessory piece in the mix. It depends upon your mood! What are you feeling??? Listen to yourself. Dressing really is about inner expression! It can be mood elevating. The hat just adds a little umphhhhhh!!! Try it!!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Crinkled hats!

Here is a hat I found that exemplifies my inspiration for the collections I design! The lines and curves in the hat are what my hats are all about. I have yet to design a collection of fabric hats. Most of the hats I design are straws and velour felts. The beauty of the hat is that it can be worn in a myriad of ways! There is no front and back to the hat. The asymmetry lets the user play with her own features to highlight her assets. This allows you to wear the same hat with a totally different look each time you wear the hat! Now, that my dear is very clever!!! It is all about... H-attitude!!!

Thanks for reading!!! LB xxxooo ;))))))

Monday, December 13, 2010

More Flat- top, Stingy Brim Freeform-Style Fedoras!!!

Flat-top fedora, Stingy brim... Freeform-Style!!!! All the Rage!

Hi Everyone! It's that time of year to whip out your flat-top, stingy brim fedora for the holidays! This year I did it Freeform-Style! It is so cool! I am loving this hat! I may have to design one for myself before I leave for the holidays! Antique Gold with grey grosgrain trimming.... LUSCIOUS! I will take custom orders for this hat as well! These hats are rockin' my world!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thrift Shop and Shabby Chic finds!

I can honestly say some of my BEST finds and style influencers have been found right there at the flea markets and thrift shops. Having come from Western New York in my 20's, I could always find the coolest and latest shops to scout. I cannot wait to get back up there to scour and investigate the newest shops and thrift stores in the area. It has been a year since I have been back. I think the most interesting thing about this way of shopping is that you never know what you are going to find. The small towns are the best place to do this. There is a certain kind of adventurous spirit that comes with this kind of shopping and it is definitely the thrill of the hunt. Once before entering FIT in NY, right before I entered their millinery program I entered my craft hats in a show on Park Avenue and noticed someone had placed a bunch of blocks outside their "Arts and Crafts" home on the Avenue. I could KICK myself now!!!! Not realizing what they were at the time, I use them everyday in my trade! I cannot say that I am fortunate in NY to find these sweet deals but I am always taking trips by internet or by car to find the thrift shop. Hey they even have a show now for the "American Picker" but I have to say my version is much more stylish and savvy!!! Stay tuned for my next adventure!!! LB xxooo ;))))

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Crimson skies

Walking home from the train I looked at the sky and enjoyed the sunset with it's varying shades of crimson. I love this color this time of year. I am particularly drawn to the shade of red orange. Color is very important to me.... and now in the winter months when the sunlight is less and colors are rare. The world around me is a very colorful world and even in the depths of winter it becomes even more so important. I am also drawn to the color sconce gold. I work in a room filled with this color. With the holiday decorations in place, I am surrounded by platinum, silver, gold and sconce gold. These are my colors of the moment! Enjoy!!! LB ;)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Inspiration in architecture!

Design and architecture go hand in hand! Today I find myself walking in my neighborhood just
indulged in the architectural landscape that brought me here! I love the diversity of houses here and the old architecture. I feel right at home. Even in winter this place seems magical. How did I end up here? It is like a storybook ending.... Being in fashion, aesthetics are very important but somehow I never imagined living in the suburbs. I have found my best of both lives here, city girl meets village existence! I accept it and find inspiration in the moment and the beauty of my surroundings. Need I mention I am only a 35 commute to the city! I live the best here with the city in close proximity and the beauty of a small village surrounded by beautiful architecture and lush landscape.