Nov 10

Lopeti Etu Photo Shoot Video – Day 2

Here’s a short video from Day 2 of the Lopeti Etu Millinery photo shoot with photographer King Redman. Clothes by Marc Bouwer.

Nov 10

Lopeti Etu Photo Shoot Video – Day 1

Here’s a clip from a recent photo shoot. More to come…

Nov 10

Getting Ready for NY Fashion Week Fall 2011

Lopeti Etu Millinery is prepping for New York Fashion Week in February, and we’ve decided to do something spectacular! This February is also the first year anniversary of our company, and so we’d like to make the release of the Fall 2011 collection a real celebration!

Since we’re thinking big, we decided to raise funds on The cool thing about the site is that it uses the micro loan model to support the arts and cultural projects. Donations start at five dollars, and for larger amounts, donors also get rewards.

We are giving away custom made cocktail hats and hand blocked hats, official Lopeti Etu Fall 2011 collection t-shirts, copies of the Fall 11 collection look book, and of course, invitations to the show.

We’ll be talking about this more as the date gets closer, and we encourage you to take a look at our Kickstarter page and the video we’ve posted. Putting on a show like this takes a lot of resources, and we can’t do it without you. Won’t you join us?

Sep 10

Mentioned on

Our fabulous model Nikki Phillip from the Milliners Guild fashion show was interviewed at Lincoln Center during Fashion Week 2011 while wearing a one of a kind Lopeti Etu fascinator. She’s the third person interviewed.

Aug 10

best 10 minutes of your life

BIG BANG BIG BOOM – the new wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

Apr 10

Bravo TV Features Hats by Lopeti Etu

Film and performance artist Nao Bustamante wears hair accessories created by Lopeti Etu in this sneak preview for Bravo’s new reality show, Work of Art. Nao’s TV bio doesn’t really do her justice, so be prepared for a comedic, wacky and unpredictable season.

The question isn’t whether Nao is ready for reality TV, it’s whether reality TV is ready for Nao! For more info, visit Nao’s fan page on Facebook.

Mar 10

Name That Hat!

One of the headpieces in the Lopeti Etu New Wave line is so unique that we don’t have a name for it. It’s not an earmuff, it’s not a turban and it’s not a crown. What is it?

Help us come up with a descriptive name, and if we select your name, we’ll give you a hat at the upcoming launch party!

In the pics below, the lovely Flute is wearing the mystery headpiece at the first performance by M Audio (The Quarterly Arts Soirée at Webster Hall).

Feb 10

Launching New Millinery Label

I’ll be relaunching my website in the next week to coincide with an announcement about my new millinery line. In the meantime, visit my Facebook fan page and take a look at some of the latest images of hats I’ve designed.

Here’s a video from the Alice + Olivia show at Fashion Week 2010. I designed many of the hats that the models are wearing in the video.