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Terry Graziano
Chicago
Hat designer recently relocated from NYC to Chicago. Can I create hats that won't blow away? Stay tuned...
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Hello! I've changed platforms and I'm now blogging over here, my new shop is here, and my instagram is here. Hope to see you soon! Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at terry graziano
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Hello! I hope you are having a great day. My morning looked like this: I am wearing a Nau trench, J Crew jeans, Sorel booties, terry graziano hat Thanks for stopping by! Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at terry graziano
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It is still quite chilly here in the mornings but warms up significantly throughout the day, so layering is key. I paired a lightweight silk blouse with a cozy cardigan, black denim, booties, and my trusty Salmagundi. I'm wearing a COS top, Madewell cardigan, Paige Denim jeans, All Saints booties,... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at terry graziano
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Hello! I have introduced a new style for Spring/Summer 2015, and it's a fun one: Full Tilt. In addition to my usual requirements of beauty and versatility, I wanted Full Tilt to be able to provide great sun coverage, withstand beach winds, and accommodate an up-do if desired. It had... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at terry graziano
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Another new hat style I'm very excited about and have loved sporting around town is the Switchback. I'm finding it to be extremely comfortable, wearable, and perfect for almost any occasion. The design lines of Switchback were inspired by mountain hiking trails, and the shape was inspired by a mash... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at terry graziano
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Hello! I've gotten into a nice groove in the studio and have been letting my new surroundings influence my designs. Though at times my design process seems absolutely glacial, I try to remember that the work will continue to be wrong...until it's right. This has been a pretty liberating mindset... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at terry graziano
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We packed up and moved from Chicago to New Mexico! Between planning and execution, months have passed by. I'm not gonna lie - it's been a difficult transition and much of it not what we bargained for, but we've been assured that this is normal for this area (ha!). Things... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at terry graziano
One of my favorite hat companies on the planet is Wildhagen Hats! Handmade in Toronto, Canada by David Grieg and Sheri Wildhagen, their hats combine a loving nod to the past with a beautiful modernity, incredible craftmanship, practicality, wit and inventiveness. David and Sheri are my hat idols! I met... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at terry graziano
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Suited up for a cozy day in the studio today, feeling just plummy in shades of grey, brown & purple. Busted out an old "Getaway" hat for a little extra warmth. Wearing: Ibex merino wool hoody (last season) Mossimo Supply Co. t-shirt Tahari denim pencil skirt (from 2007) Falke tights... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at terry graziano
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Lest you think I'm a layabout after all my talk of eating & hanging around at home in my last post, let me assure you that I do go out occasionally. And sometimes, I even go for a run! I used to hate running in the cold weather but once... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2014 at terry graziano
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Happy New Year! Like much of the USA, we are experiencing full-on winter here in Chicago lots of snow, little sunshine and temperatures that range from frigid to downright arctic. I've been learning a lot about lake-effect snow, polar vortexes, how to dress in layers to go out, and when... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2014 at terry graziano
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One of the most popular styles in the shop this season has been the Upswing - a versatile wool knit skullcap. Until now, I have only been able to offer it in black, but on my recent fabric sourcing trip to NYC, I found two perfect candidates for expanding the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2013 at terry graziano
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Solstice was inspired by the yin and yang pull between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, the balancing of our longest and shortest days and nights. I wanted to create a tangible outward manifestation that also incorporated the human desire and struggle for balance within ourselves. To that end, Solstice was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2013 at terry graziano
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We've done a fair bit of traveling these past few months: Taos, NM in September; Gloucester, MA and NYC in October; and Washington, DC & NYC (again!) in November. Now that we are finally staying put for a little while, I have a chance to go through my photos from... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2013 at terry graziano
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As part of the events surrounding the Art Institute of Chicago's recent Impressionism, Fashion & Modernity exhibit, the museum held a series of themed evening soirees. Back in July, Bruce & I went to the Dots & Stripes party dressed accordingly! It's a little difficult to tell from the photo,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2013 at terry graziano
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I received a copy of the beautiful magazine Libelle Blos, published by Sanoma Holland in the mail, and lo and behold, there is a lovely mention of me in the "blijmakers" (happy makers) section. Google translates the text as "The American actress and costume designer has found her passion: making... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2013 at terry graziano
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I'd be very happy to wear almost every single look from Antonio Marras's pre-fall 2013 collection. The model's super-cute haircut and the perfect hat caught my eye right away, but I stayed for the color palette, textures, patterns & clean lines. all images via style.com Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2013 at terry graziano
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I'm way overdue for a haircut, mostly because I can't decide what to do next. My hair is pretty short now, so do I just tweak the shape, go even shorter, or grow it out? I have been missing my layered bob lately but don't have the wherewithall to grow... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2013 at terry graziano
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Since I often model my own work, I love seeing other designers model their own creations as well. It's fun to see the pesonalities behind the designs, and for me, it really completes the story, so I'm starting a new series here featuring some of the "model designers" that I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2013 at terry graziano
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We took a bike ride to Jackson Park last weekend and explored the Wooded Island for the first time. The Island and surrounding lagoons were created for the 1893 World's Colombian Exposition and are one of the few remaining sites to survive. Tucked away on the Island is the Osaka... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2013 at terry graziano
Posted Jul 10, 2013 at terry graziano
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If you stopped by my studio recently, this is what you would see. For a while now, I've found myself growing incresingly restless with what I have been making, with the direction of my work, and with the business outlets I have been using. Transformation is at the heart my... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at terry graziano
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Happy New Year! I have so many wishes for this year: tops on my list are peace, health and happiness for you and your loved ones. xo, Terry Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2013 at terry graziano
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Year End Sale! 20-30% off + free US shipping / discounted international shipping now through January 1st in both shops Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2012 at terry graziano
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NYC, September 11, 2011 Feeling quiet this September 11, sad for the memory and all the changes that came after, yet so grateful to be alive on another glorious day in early September. The weather in Chicago today is so similar to what it was on that early morning in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2012 at terry graziano