Barbara has been creating her beautiful, unique feather hats since 1998. Her millinery career started when she discovered a huge feather company in Los Angeles that provided an endless selection of colors and feather styles which inspired Barb to create her now famous Hat-Rageous feather hats.
The first 2 she made were for her and a friend to wear out for her birthday to a very popular night club on the Sunset Strip. That evening Hugh Hefner was at the club with an entourage of actors and Playboy bunnies. Within minutes, Mr. Hefner sent over his body guard to inquire where they purchased the fabulous hats. She told him that she makes them and they were $ 100.00 each. The guard quickly returned with 2 crisp $100. bills and asked her to join Mr. Hefner's party. Hefner thought they were wonderful and reminded him of the glamorous 20's & 30's era.
Word traveled fast and suddenly a bevy of actresses, singers and store owners wanted them on their heads and in their stores.
Since then they have been in countless TV shows, music videos, live acts and even the Kentucky Derby Museum. Celebrities such as Pam Anderson, Snoop Dogg and many more are wearers of Barb's outrageous designs. Barb continues to evolve and expand her line of exquisite hats. Contact Barb for a custom, one-of-a-kind hat designed especially for you and your special occasion.
Head coverings became symbols of status and have progressed to become an art form.
Hats are a very noticeable accessory because the onlooker's attention is first drawn to the face. A hat is the most noticeable fashion item anyone can wear. The old saying goes "if you want to get ahead and get noticed, then get a hat." Plumes have always been a status symbol and sign of economic stability. Fortunes were paid by rich individuals for exotic feathered hats. The Edwardians were masters in the art of excess and the flamboyant hats. Etiquette articles suggest that it would be a disgraceful act to venture out of the house without a hat. It is unlikely that the hat will ever die as an accessory as it offers far too much potential for drawing attention to the face.