O hooray, you’re here! Welcome to Chapeaux by Simone!


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and welcome to Chapeaux by Simone!  That’s me, above and below.


I collect vintage hats and rework them to be wearable today. Silk flowers, ribbons, feathers, baubles and pearls are some of my favorite things.  I turn them into beautiful and flattering headwear to beguile and charm everyone who sees you!

A dramatic fascinator edged in phosphorescent thread

I make unique fascinators for brides, Derby day, special events, parties and any occasion that could use a shot of fabulous!

Check out this gorgeous custom piece:

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I can make you one, too!

I have a booth at  The Kress Emporium, located in historic downtown Asheville at 19 Patton Avenue (on the corner of Patton and Lexington) where you can find hats, fascinators and accessories. Hours are 11-6 Monday through Saturday, and 12-6 on Sunday. Stop in and try on a Chapeaux by Simone.

Freinds share a glass of bubbly and enjoy being fabulous!

Do pop over to Facebook and “like” my page, logically named  Chapeaux by Simone.



Here’s a beautiful chapeau from a past Fall collection: an Italian tweed  bucket hat with Victorian-era  feathers and velvet berries, Edwardian mother-of-pearl tie-tack and petersham millinery ribbon.

Catch me on Twitter (@chapeaubysimone,  nota bene no “x” in the title).

Here’s a lovely shot of a fascinator from Sophie Magazine’s press release for Asheville Fashion Week 2016. Scroll down darling!

I hope you saw the spread about me at Verve Magazine.

AND the Spring 2012 Style feature in the Mountain Xpress!

A beautiful bride in a lovely fascinator at her reception; she changed from her long veil into a fun and easy headband adorned with ostrich feathers, vintage pearls and a luxurious silk rose, all coordinated to the colors of her wedding.

If you are a bride-to-be, we can work together to create a stunning and personal look for the ceremony, reception or showers. I just got a sizable (and awesome!) collection of vintage bridal headpieces and tiaras that I am deconstructing (click here for photos and woo-hoo!s) and I’d love to create something gorgeous  just for you and your special day! Tiaras, hats, bridesmaids accessories, corsages, bouquets…the possibilities are endless!

*faints from creative overload*

Okay, I’m back.  Wheeee!

Members of the wedding party and guests will get a secret “your wedding” discount code if they’d like a chapeau to wear to the wedding. Let’s work together to make your wedding day fashions elegant, unique and full of the glamor of yester-year!

Let’s have a virtual cocktail sometime and I’ll show you my current collection in real time on Skype (simone_bernhard) by appointment. Live From The Kress Emporium! So fun and no worries about parking.

I hope to see you in one of my chapeaux soon!