millinery madness…

…brought to you by arturo rios!

if anything could breath life back into the bygone era of beautifully adorned hats and fascinators, it would be these breathtaking creations by los angeles based milliner, arturo rios! these stunning couture confections exude drama and are beautifully restrained.  not just for derby day, concoctions such as these seem to be gaining momentum and whereas there is train wreck potential, rios shows a keen eye in editing that’s absolute genius!

since 2001, arturo rios has been designing hats for celebrities and the red carpet including such notables as juliette lewis, tachina arnold, adriana lima and princess theodora of denmark.  the deep, saturated colors guarantee that heads will snap and despite the complexity, the lightness of the fabrications assure comfort.  his spring 2012 collection is timeless and does not fall short of expectation.

my personal favorite the aptly named dolly in fuchsia. i’m already pinching my pennies!

now discontinued but stunning nonetheless!

to find out more about arturo, check out his website here at  be sure to also visit his etsy store!  as for me, i’ll be in long beach this weekend and will definitely drop into village hat shop as dolly and i have a date!

all images courtesy of arturo rios.