Hello! I’m Monica and I run Across Lots, a millinery and boutique on Etsy.

There, I create hair adornments that are inspired by past fashion eras. My favorites being 18th century, bustle-era Victorian, and 1940’s/1950’s styles. I love adding a splash of bats, too.

Here, I’ll be posting on all things millinery related.

A bit about me:

-I’ve always been enamored with history and what people used to wear. While in college, I fell in love with the art of millinery and anything related: hats, headbands, hair vines, flowers, crowns/tiaras, ribbons, pearls- you name it!
-I have a BFA in Communication Design from Buffalo State College, and currently have a 9-5 in the print industry. I love graphic design and creating solutions to visual problems. My education in graphic design and experience in print have given me the knowledge of form/shape, scale, color, etc which are important to millinery.