Kristin and I made a visit to the suburbs today to check out the at-home studio of Millinerium‘s hat maker, Ginger Strand. What we saw were handmade hats from refurbished fabrics, including everyday pieces and costume wear. Each hat was lovely. Unlike other milliners (hat makers), Ginger really does construct each headpiece from scratch, using wood blocks to shape and her bare hands to create fabulousness. We saw it with our own eyes. Hats can include anything from a vintage fabric to vintage brooches from Ginger’s grandmother. Prices run from $20 (for fabric caps) to $500 (for more couture items). Please enjoy pictures of the toppers after the the jump and grab yourself a ticket to the next ladies’ derby party.