Snippets Issue 14 : The Spring Cleaning Issue

PrettyBabyHats

Interview with PrettyBabyHats creator Evie Von Kittie.

PrettyBabyHats



Q: How did PBH come to fruition?
A: I've always liked hats and started looking at old books for retro deigns. I originally designed hats for my own photo shoots. I started research about 3 months ago, and made my first hat about a month ago.

Q: Why the name?
A: I always call my dog prettybaby. It originated from matching bows for pets and their owners and wasn't hats at first.

Q: Have you always had an affinity for the retro/pinup genre?
A: Yes. Ever since I was young I have always fantasized about Marilyn Monroe, and Bettie Davis. I love the whole glamour of it all, it's a good era.

Q: Where do you draw inspiration from for your designs?
A: The 1950's genre, the feminity of it.

Q: How long does the design process take?
A: 2 1/2 to 3 hours per hat with no distractions.

Q: What is the most tedious part of the design process?
A: Molding the fabric to the starched felt.

Q: Any design disaster stories?
A: Once I had left the glue gun on my desk and hot glue got all over my keyboard.

Q: How did Bernie Dexter get involved in modeling your hats?
A: She saw some of my modeling pictures and commented on my hats and then I offered to make her one.


For more information on PrettyBabyHats visit them on myspace. (Photography by Miss Missy Photography and Levi Dexter.)

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love pin up style


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