08
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.


26
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.


12
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).


04
Mar 10

Feathering Hats

I’m learning a new technique this week from an experienced milliner. Feathering has been around for some time, and it’s a painstaking process.   Take a look at this short film from 1955 that I found while doing some research. It’s very inspiring!


25
Feb 10

Start of the New Wave

One of the recently created "New Wave" hair accessories

I’ve just added a few preview shots from my new line of hair accessories to my Facebook fan page. This line is inspired by ’80s New Wave bands, with names like Visage (pictured above), Berlin and Til Tuesday.  Take a look!


23
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.