I love the drama of a hat!


Photo session with the wonderful Russian opera singer: Irina Ghivièr as model and the talented Silvia Calenic with her glamour and retrò make up and hair.


Passionate about vintage, I look for inspiration from great milliners in the past producing hats for modern, sophisticated and enterprising women. I usually use mix and match techniques, thanks to materials and hat blocks from the past that I mix with contemporary ones, creating unexpected and interesting pieces.

I produce my hats entirely by hand, using old methods of fashion italian style craftmanship experience.



A sneak peek into mysterious origins of  my capsule collection.

GRETA preview


THEDA Preview


POLA preview


LORETTA preview




About Me

20160605_160457.jpgI’m Paola Saia, an unconventional event planner, photographer, make-up artist and milliner, specialized in mix and match.

I’m based in Milan, the capital of fashion and the excellence of Made in Italy couture, where I estabilished my agency: Pois Gras.

Here, I’m developing my main skills and passions: vintage, millinery, costume history, art and photography.

Thanks to my job, I often travel meeting interesting people, several traditions and attending different environments: from the great Victorian balls to rockabilly retro parties, from conclaves of vampires to Gatsby luxury events.

My hats are the combination of my strange and bizarre everyday life.


For collaborations, curiosities, suggestions, do not hesitate to contact me:

@ info@paolasaia.com

Ph +39 3478983669

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