New York's newest hat-makers
Our headwear may never go to auction for $130,000, but we're still embracing all things headdress, fascinator and fedora. Because contrary to popular belief, everyone looks good in hats--it's just a matter of finding the right one.
For special occasions, try Satya Twena's gorgeous creations. This East Village hat-maker studied millinery as well as sewing, knitting, jewelry making and letterpress, and this wide range of experience brings a distinctive, experimental approach to her work. We love the full collection but our favorite is the Anne Fascinator ($625), a Philip Treacy-inspired piece that combines a vintage purple veil with custom-dyed feathers and repurposed silk lining. Available by appointment at Twena's Manhattan studio; 917-969-3935 or satyatwena.com
Equally stunning are the hats from Molly Estadt and Jane Picus--the ladies behind Yestadt Millinery--which include everything from turbans to bowlers. These toppers have graced the pages of WWD and Nylon, as well as the heads of Sarah Jessica Parker and Victoria Beckham. But we're most impressed by how regular-person wearable they are. The fedora ($230) works for nearly every face and style, while the medi-brim, woven-straw Panama hat ($215) is perfect for summer transitions from town to country. Available through June 24 at the Touch Concept Store pop-up, 129 Rivington St. (at Norfolk St.) and at various stores across the city; yestadtmillinery.com