A Journey Through Black History with KeKe Palmer



My first magazine cover!  This happened so surprisingly but was definitely in alignment because I'd just watched a film with KeKe Palmer hours before I saw an email from Creative Director/Stylist Chaundielle Brown, requesting hats for this FAULT Magazine shoot with KeKe.  I don't remember telling her because I just wanted to be still in the moment and do the work.  She had a big request and was looking for hats spanning different eras and found me easily with a google search!  I thought that was amazing because there are many milliners out there, but realized that I must be doing something special.  Since my hat design aesthetic blends vintage and contemporary style, my designs where just what she was looking for. I'm so happy to have worked with Chaunielle. She was a pleasure, took great care of my headpieces, hats and masks, and did a phenomenal job as well as her team.  Just goes to show...stay true to your own creativity, share it and it will come back in ways you may not imagine.  See the article and amazing fashion video....



Solidarity in Style

The Milliners Guild’s virtual exhibition salutes the women of the suffrage movement and the centennial of the 19th amendment as the country prepares to cast what some consider its most consequential ballot on November 3.  Solidarity in Style celebrates the diversity and contributions of all the women of the movement: seen and unseen, acknowledged and shunned, well known and unsung.  Their creative interpretation hopes to honor the suffragists' collective strength and perseverance in their fight for the vote. 


Mary Church Terrell lived a life on the forefront of change. She was one of the first African-American women to earn a college degree, a national activist leader for Black civil rights, women’s suffrage and among her many firsts, a charter member of the NAACP, a founding member and first national president of the National Association of Colored Women in 1896 and in 1910 helped to found the National Association of College Women .  In 1913, when NAWSA- National American Women’s Suffrage Association held the suffrage rally, Terrell led the women of Howard University’s newly minted African American sorority, Delta Sigma Theta to insure inclusion and recognition at the historic event. This ‘V for Vote’ headpiece created with pipe cleaners and white Chantilly lace sits front and centered just as the woman it represents.  -LMM