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.
I’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.
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