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HAT Making with an Expert Milliner

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Experience hosted by Diana

4 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Each person will create a fascinator or small hat with all of the embellishments of their choosing. They will learn the techniques for creating a couture hat of their own design, while acquiring the latest trends in headwear. With this beautiful, decorative headpiece they too can look like Kate Middleton!

The experience will begin by coming to my relaxing getaway in Alpine, CA. I have a 900 sq. ft. HAT Studio nestled behind the main house in this quiet neighborhood. Diana Cavagnaro will greet them for this unique 4 hour experience. First Diana will take you through the process of designing your hat and you will select the shape, color, and fabric that you would like use. A table will be there filled with all the trims you will need to make your fascinator such as feather, flowers, tulle, horsehair, and array of embellishments.

Finally they will be given the information on what attachments are needed to keep the hat on your head and then a picture of their creation which they will take home with them. This experience may be for one person or several for a fun party.
Each person will create a fascinator or small hat with all of the embellishments of their choosing. They will learn the techniques for creating a couture hat of their own design, while acquiring the latest trends in headwear. With this beautiful, decorative headpiece they too can look like Kate Middleton!

The experience will begin by coming to my relaxing getaway in Alpine, CA. I have a 900 sq. ft. HAT Studio nestled behind the ma…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    I will provide tea, coffee, or water for my guest(s).
  • Equipment
    I will provide everything needed to make a fascinator, including a hat form...
From ₹289
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Diana

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • Identity verified
I have been designing Hats for women around the world including Dame Zandra Rhodes for the Melbourne Cup. I first received National recognition when I created a well-publicized hat for Morgan Fairchild for the FOX sitcom "Fashion House. Most recently I had 3 hats selected to be in the London Hat Week exhibition in April 2019. Additional national & international credits have included LA Fashion Week, Palm Springs Fashion Week, and New York Fashion Week with Gordan Gehlausen from Project Runway All stars, Season 6. Currently I am nominated for Best Accessories in the fashion film, "Falling Leaves" which will premier at the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival.
I share my millinery knowledge by teaching at Mesa College, West City College, and in my hat studio. I have a series of hat videos that are sold in millinery supply houses.
I have been designing Hats for women around the world including Dame Zandra Rhodes for the Melbourne Cup. I first received National recognition when I created a well-publicized hat for Morgan Fairchild for the FOX sitcom "Fashion House. Most recently I had 3 hats selected to be in the London Hat Week exhibition in April 2019. Additional national & international credits have included LA Fashion Week, Palm Springs Fashion Week, and New York Fashion Week with Gordan Gehlausen from Project Runway…
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Where you'll be

The Airbnb Experience will be in my HAT Studio for the entire 4 hours while the guest will make a fascinator under the instruction of expert hat designer Diana Cavagnaro.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 15 and up can attend.

More tips

If guests need a place to stay for the evening I am also a host for airbnb with 2 different rooms to stay in.

What to bring

Bring pictures of what shape, color, and material you would like to use to make your hat. If you don't know....not to worry. I'll help you come up with ideas!