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Chapeaux by Simone now on Etsy!

So pleased to be offering my creations for sale on the world’s biggest source for hand-crafted items,! Here’s the link to my shop. New items added daily, clicky clicky! Want a custom creation or personal fitting? Contact me at or call me maybe! 828.989.2145. Visit my booth at The Kress Emporium everyday from […]

Mtn. Xpress Cover Story

Ah, spring! When a girl’s fancy turns to little black hats… Here’s an excellent article with lots of looks, and one fabulous cover shot!    

Sophie Magazine

Every year, the Asheville Community Theatre does a fashion show fundraiser and invites local designers to enter and compete for the most popular design (by dollar votes which go to ACT).  In 2013 Chapeaux by Simone submitted looks in two categories, Light and Nature. Above is a fab photo of the Light entry and an […]

Verve Magazine

Here’s a great article about moi in Asheville’s popular Verve magazine.

Asheville Citizen-Times Front Page

OMG OMG OMG! Look who is on the front page of the Asheville Citizen-Times!   That’s right, Mad Scientist Fascinator Lady!  They came to my studio and asked my opinion and everything! Here’s the link to the article, clicky-click!

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  Here it is! It is not for sale unless you make me an offer I can’t refuse. Or two thousand dollars, which is what those guys said I should get for it….oh wait.

More bridal creations

A fun photo shoot with friends and a recent fashion show produced the following shots. I’m lucky to have such gorgeous friends!     Photos by Laila Alamiri, Every year the Asheville Community Theatre has a fashion show to raise funds.  This year the categories were Nature and Light. Here are some lovely photos […]

Some recent bridal creations

Most of these were for my sister’s big fat classy beach wedding last Labor Day. Wooooo! Emma. SO. CUTE. A close up of her “mermaid princess crown.” She was very specific:  “It must have starfish.” I made these with leftovers for three lovely wedding guests. I KNOW!  GORGEOUS. And the lovely bride herself. She looked […]

Blue Things 1 & 2

Here are two lovely and dramatic fascinators created from woven extruded plastic (sounds creepy but is a really cool material, sort of a space-age crinoline) and various feathers, flowers, etc. Thing 1, on the left, features hand-dyed feathers and ribbons as well as a a flame-like extension that extends above the head about six or seven […]

Black and blue fascinator

A lovely and dramatic blue fascinator made of extruded plastic fabric, securely attached to a headband.  Black antlers, feathers and handmade roses up the feral fabulousness factor and give this piece a slightly menacing elegance. Rahr, baby.  You know you want it. SORRY THIS PIECE IS SOLD!