Who: Gigi Burris Site: http://gigiburris.com/  

1. We love the idea of being a Milliner. Just the fantasy of a time gone by. What are the fantasies you think of when designing?I am definitely inspired by the romance of the old craft that is millinery. Last Fall the theme of the collection was " The Hunted" with taxidermied bird wings, mink tales, and ostrich skins. I fantasized beautiful women lounging in a decaying old lodge. The season before that was a shepherdess in a lightning storm. The fantasies tend to be a bit romantic but a bit dark at the same time. 2. I still remember, the first magazine that made an impression on me as a kid Sesame street magazine at a very young age. My mom submitted one of my drawings and it was featured in the magazine, I guess you could call it my first "credit". 3. My high school years involved a lot of Art class and driving my red convertible around town.
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4. Now I get to work with Amazing stylists like Karl Templer, Kate Lanphear and Patti Wilson shooting some of my pieces 5. I have a crush on Amazing stylists like Karl Templer, Kate Lanphear and Patti Wilson shooting some of my pieces 6. I now live in An apartment in the LES with my best friend Niia 7. People think this of me: I am always wanting a sweet sugary snack
8. Coco Chanel started her career with a millinery shop do you have such grand plans beyond that for yourself? I am very inspired that Coco Chanel and Jeanne Lanvin both began their careers in millinery. I hope to expand the brand in the future with different categories, but for the moment, I am focusing on making beautiful headwear. 9 If you could leave us with one thought, what would it be? A challenge..... to wear more hats!  

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