Feb 11

Marc Bouwer Fall 2011 Collection in 3D

Featuring actor/model Selita Ebanks and hats by Lopeti Etu Millinery.

Feb 11

Lopeti Etu + Marc Bouwer

Here are a few images of Lopeti Etu’s hats shot as part of Marc Bouwer’s Fall 2011 collection with actor/model Selita Ebanks. The hats will also appear in an upcoming 3D film of Marc Bouwer’s collection. We’ll post a link to the video as soon as it’s up.

Red headpiece from Lopeti Etu Millinery

Black fringed headpiece from Lopeti Etu Millinery

Black headpiece from Lopeti Etu Millinery

Black lace headpiece from Lopeti Etu Millinery

Jan 11

New Image Slideshow!

Cocktail Hat

Recent cocktail hat from Lopeti Etu

We’ve just added images of recent work photographed by King Redman with clothes by Marc Bouwer and Peter Hidalgo. Click on the Collection link here or at the top of the page. Model: Ilva Heitmann.

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.

Sep 10

Fashion Week Spring 2011

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

Blog Mentions & Sneak Previews

Hair accessory from Lopeti Etu's Fall/Winter 2010-11 collection

Lopeti Etu’s Fall/Winter 2010-11 look book will be coming out in the next few weeks! In the mean time, we’ve posted a few “sneak peek” photos from the shoot on the Lopeti Etu Facebook fan page.

Of course, nothing stays secret for long, and Tiffany at the blog Six Six Sick has already written about the new hats (Thanks Tiffany!). Above is another image from the same shoot, with Aurin wearing the ‘Til Tuesday hair accessory. Photo credit: Gene Michael Bradley.