GRACEFUL BUTTERFLY MILLINERY 2012 HATTY AWARD WINNER
"Spun inside a calm cocoon, only exposed to dark not light...
Venture out, but not too soon, love the dream of future flight...
Safe within the walls of home, but journeys imagined beyond the sky...
Your dreams are real, embrace the unknown...become your destined Butterfly"
''A hat is not just a hat...a hat is the expression of a woman's soul'' Lily Dache
Graceful Butterfly evolved in 2009 through the metamorphosis of the brightened path of creativity that I always nurtured. My passion for collecting lovely items from another place in time ignited the creative flame. Each item has a story to tell...a journey all it's own. Like a caterpillar coming out of it's cocoon...spreading it's wings for the first time...waiting for its graceful flight to begin...
I have been delightfully inspired by the past to design one-of-a-kind couture hats...fashioned after the elegant Edwardian period to the flirty Roaring 20's Flapper Girl era. I create them with new and vintage elements...beautiful trinkets I have collected over the years. I call my hat designs...Nouveau Vintage....new hats with vintage style...hats with a life all their own...complete with their own graceful wings to fly. Each hat is uniquely original in it's design...one-of-a-kind made especially for you...made with true love from my creative heart to yours.
I offer custom design work for my customers through this website, which is a small sample of my artistic work, so I have to be honest and say that the designs featured have already been sold...I display them here as a representation of my creative work. The photos help my customers get an idea of what I can create and also to use it as a guideline as to what they might want in their custom designed hat. If you need the perfect hat to wear for that special occasion...I can surely design one especially for you to compliment your ensemble.
My hats have been sold all over the world...they're living lives that I haven't indulged in...visiting countries I have yet to explore...they're fluttering the earth in beautiful flight...as butterflies always do.
Warmest thanks to all of the people that have supported my millinery business...you are the wind beneath my butterfly wings...I soar sweetly in creative flight because of you. Graceful Thanks...for helping me build my design business.
...Flutter back into time with Graceful Butterfly...
"What is a butterfly? " asked the yellow caterpillar.
"It's what you are meant to become. It flies with beautiful wings and joins the earth to the heaven.
It drinks only nectar from the flowers and carries the seeds of love from one flower to another.
Without butterflies, the world would soon have few flowers." answered the caterpillar in the cocoon.
"How can I believe there's a butterfly inside you or me, when all I see is a fuzzy worm? "
gasped the yellow caterpillar. "How does one become a butterfly? " she asked pensively. "You must want to fly so much, that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar."