About this project
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Hi there Kickstarter People~
My name is Kaili and I'm starting up a vintage hat company called St. Catherinette. I take vintage hats from Europe ranging from the 1930's through the 1960's, then I deconstruct them, add vintage ribbon, antique pieces and found objects to make them 100% original. To get the ball rolling I need funding to order more vintage hats from Europe, purchase materials (ribbon, lace, antiques), build my website, create awesome photo shoots with my amazing cinematographer husband, make look books, business cards, labels and of course put together all of the Kickstarter rewards and send them out! So many amazing things to be done, and with your support I will be beyond thrilled to make it all happen.
How It All Started
It all started with a gift. Last year I was going to attend a friend's birthday party and I wanted to make her something. So I took one of my own vintage hats and took everything off of it, then reconstructed it using materials I had laying around my art studio. Not only did my friend love her hat but so did all the other girls at the party and they wanted me to make them hats as well. So I started making custom made hats for friends, and friends of friends, using vintage hats from Europe, deconstructing them and then adding vintage ribbon, antique pieces and found objects. I found that what I love most about the process is when the person and the hat find each other and the hat transforms the person. All of a sudden they hold themselves differently, with a bit more confidence and character. A little magic happens and we exchange smiles and joy. I love taking old things that already have a story and then sharing it with another who continues the story. My main inspiration comes from my family, nature, music, film, fashion from the early 1900's, and YOU. Every one of my hats is 100% original just like you. I'd love to share with you a little history, magic and a smile. A gift from me to you.
Where Do We Go From Here
Up to this point I have been custom making hats for friends and friends of friends, as well as carrying a select few pre constructed hats in some awesome antique stores. I'd love to branch out into more antique stores and vintage clothing stores in Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, New York and every little town in between. I'd love to then provide for those customers who bought one of my hats in one of those awesome stores and loved the hat but maybe wanted to change a thing or two, to then custom make them the hat of their dreams. Then we get to create a little magic together, and can continue doing so into the future. As of now I've only made hats for women and children. I'd love to add a men's line as well, because there's nothing like a man who can rock a hat. Creating a line for men is something I'd be able to achieve if I receive funding beyond my minimum $7000 goal, so the higher I go the more I can give back! That's it in a nutshell. From my lips to your ears. We all have a story, and so does every hat.
CHECK OUT THE REWARDS BELOW!!!
The hats above are examples of the endless possibilities that I can create for you. Your hat order will be 100% unique and original, just like you. I will take you through a fun and simple process where together we will make the perfect hat for you.
From my heart to yours ~ Thank You
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