If you tuned in the other day you saw me post my reverence toward J. Smith Esquire and the art of millinery. So strange then that later the same day I would stumble into more hat-tastic heart strings through the artistry of one distinguished Kim Brown-Dye, creating under the moniker of Topsy Turvy Design.
Hailing from a Historical 1916 brick tenement building in the heart of Oakland Chinatown, California, Kim is a "sometimes costumier & full time costume crafts artisan/milliner". That, and a magician because her work is truly magical! Kim has a wonderful website (the photography!) and Etsy shop where you can peruse through her wares. The Etsy shop is closed until the 21st of February but she will continue to take orders during that time. Yes, orders...because each hat is custom made to fit you. It may take a bit of time, gentle reader, but, like they always say...good things come to those who wait. Or, in this case....great things!
(Photo: "Snow Queen" Self Portrait by Maria Mann)