Shannon Anderson
Shannon Anderson
Maria is a master hat maker! Her work is original, creative and fabulously rendered. She makes her hats out of the highest quality materials and puts loving details into each one. The fabrics and trims she uses are luxurious and soft to the touch. I love my hat so much! It’s easy to shape, packs up nicely and is extremely comfortable to wear. I highly recommend and vouch for the quality of her products!
Joanne L
Joanne L
Maria took time to discuss colours, materials and measurements, and I really enjoyed the creative process. My hat arrived very quickly in a delightful package. It’s so well made - it feels like a luxury item! I have many hats but this hat takes it to a different level — the feel, the fit, the quality, the beauty, and the attention to detail. I can see how this could become an addiction! Also, she makes well-fitting masks — with that rare combination of excellent breathability and thickness. I ordered a second one because they are so comfortable to wear. I will wash them carefully to preserve the beautiful colours — I actually found out about Maria when I asked a stranger where she got her gorgeous mask. Thanks Maria!
Karen Aitken
Karen Aitken
I absolute loved my hat. Wore it every day for nearly a month in Australia. Could squish it for flights, stuff in purse or backpack and it always looked great.
Sylvie JN
Sylvie JN
Maria's bespoke hats are hand made with a wide variety of imported and local materials and accessories. There is an unlimited variety of styles available for any possible occasion or season one can imagine. Highly recommend visiting Maria's studio to see all the choices and the quality for yourself.
KM Karen
KM Karen
I have been buying Maria's hats since the early 90's and each hat is made with quality and attention to detail. Her creations are far beyond a traditional hat...and I consider them art pieces. Every time I purchase a new piece, I receive tons of compliments on the style and originality. Maria is the most talented milliner I have ever come across (even in my travels to Montreal, Tokyo and Paris) I haven't found hats that are so unique with such gorgeous fabric and details. Thank you, Maria. You are truly an artist in every sense of the word. Looking forward to my new Christmas and Spring 2020 hats to add to my collection. Kareen
P&B Logan
P&B Logan
LOVE my hat! One of a kind and handmade!! I’ll be getting another soon. Thank you!
valerie lindholm
valerie lindholm
fantastic experience with an uber creative woman - her style inspired and I was delighted with the hat she made for me - and the vintage number I also bought made my summer !
Chandra Bjornsen
Chandra Bjornsen
Maria's hats are extraordinary! Absolutely worth the cost, her craftsmanship is well and above anything you'd get from any hat store.
Melissa Shore
Melissa Shore
Maria's creations are visually stunning, combining beautiful antique materials into outspoken works of art. I absolutely adore my hair fascinator, it adds the finishing touch to a little black dress or one of my fancy costumes! My red wool hat is jaw dropping gorgeous. Both pieces exquisitely hand crafted. I look forward to my next addition...
Jo-Anne Fan
Jo-Anne Fan
I have many of Maria's hats and as a regular person, yes you can find many opportunities to wear these works of art. Are you ready to stand out and get tons of compliments? I've worn my hats to a wedding, an engagement reception and a gala. Absolutely affordable given the details and creativity. She also makes them for children.

Oct. 2nd, 2020 – Janis C.

Just love the hat! Quality from the inside lining to the outside finishing is beautiful. Soft and luxurious to the touch. Thank you Maria!

Aug. 28th, 2020 – Manuela T.

Even more gorgeous in person, vivid colours, super light. Just stunning!

Jul. 28th, 2020 – Shannon A.

Maria is a master milliner! Her hats are of the highest quality, using luxury materials, created by hand with a keen eye and perfectionists touch. The details alone on the vintage trim, the finishing sand satin lining are the epitome of luxury and craftsmanship. This hat is no exception, it’s light, easy to pack, maintains it shape beautifully is extremely comfortable. Maria’s hats are handmade rather than cheaply mass produced in China and it shows! This hat will last me forever and wear beautifully. I’ve received a ton of compliments and would highly recommend Maria’s artistry. Her work is exemplary and worth every penny.

Mar. 1st, 2020 – Jennifer W. Love my Buntal 💜 Can’t wait to wear it for my son’s wedding in April 💕 Thank you Maria for your excellent customer service 🤗

Jan. 31st, 2020 – Valerie 
Better than expected!

J’ Adore ! I saw the photo and rushed to her studio where I tried on seveal divine confections – but it was love at first sight and first try cemented the deal . To say wonderful isn’t enough!

Jan. 16th, 2020- Sharon F. – Love my earrings! Perfect for Valentine’s Day!!

Jan. 5th, 2020 – Kareen J.

Gold green check cap: What a wonderful and versatile cap! The fabric, workmanship, and vibrant colors have made this my “go to” as it matches everything. It is also quite warm for the winter season here in Canada! Maria was incredibly helpful in making sure my new hat fit perfectly and her communications and shipping were prompt. I love my new BESPOKE CAP! Thank you Le Chapeau Rouge! I recommend these beautiful creations to anybody looking for a unique fashion statement!

Apr. 23rd, 2019 – Norma S. –

A beautifully-made sweet little hat which has garnered me plenty of compliments. I love the vintage daisies!

Mar. 27th, 2019 – Sheila M – A little dazzle for a special occasion! LOVE my cap Maria made! Hope to wear it all summer!

Mar. 1st, 2019 – Joanne Y.

Maria is so talented, I love all her hats. Whenever I wear her hat to any art shows, mainly in Paris and London, and I do get people/my clients stopping me to ask where did I get my hat. For any occasion, she has everything, but it is the originality of her work which is appreciated. You can often come up with copies, but few designers can do what Maria does everytime she creates a hat. Bravo Maria.

Dec. 9th, 2018 – Jennifer R.

I’ve always had a love of hats. They complete an outfit! This hat is so easy to wear and stays exactly where it’s placed. It’s a one of a kind work of art that I am going to enjoy immensely every time I wear it! Wear your heart on your sleeve???? No no no…. I wear mine on my head! With pride, it’s simply stunning!

Dec. 3rd, 2018 – MaryAnn A.

Maria’s creativity and commitment to excellence in her milliner craft never ceases to amaze me. This is the newest addition to my wardrobe, but I still have hats that I purchased over 15 years ago that easily pull out of my closest and are ready to go! If you haven’t experienced either one of the visions she creates herself or the experience to have her custom design something for you – don’t wait. You will NOT be disappointed. EVER. Cheers, Mary Ann

Aug. 2nd, 2018 – Kristine L.

Loved the hat and all the compliments that I got while wearing it! The hat is perfect and Maria added extra clips and shipped it so I would have it in time for an event.


Jul. 27th, 2018, – Stephanie B. USA

Maria is a talented artist who creates quality, one of a kind hats which flatter the wearer. Because I have a severe sun allergy and must always avoid the sun, I have a large hat collection. I therefore qualify as someone who “knows” good hats and can say Maria’s is well made with both quality workmanship and materials. But most importantly, the design is stunning in it’s combination of red piping and red flower.

May. 7th, 2018  Stephanie B. USA

WOW! will be buying more! Made to order perfect fit!

May. 22nd, 2018 – Helen V.

Maria’s hat is beautifully crafted and fits like a dream. I love the khaki colour and the red piping is such a gorgeous touch. Super stylish and funky!

Apr. 23rd, 2018 – Heather Zophie

I LOVE this hat! I am going to wear it all summer with all my dresses! It is such a beautiful color, and its fancy but not too fancy, so I can wear it to dinner or out with my friends. I am a milliner and this hat is high quality as well as being pretty. I also love the texture play between the straw base and fabric ornament. The price was reasonable as well. Just delightful! Zophie

Jan. 4th, 2018 – Katrina 

Love this beautiful beret style hat! The appliqué is lovely and so delicate. Pictures don’t do it any justice. It’s soft colors remind me of a sunny fall day. It’s very comfortable and I get compliments everywhere I go.


Sept. 28th, 2017 – Mellisa S.

I am delighted to be the proud owner of this enchanting headpiece! Oh the places we will go…. Maria, your designs are fabulous!!

Aug. 9th, 2017 – Christine S.

When I put this hat on I felt like a more glamorous version of myself ..cannot wait to glam myself up & go out on the town.

“Maria made her first hat for me more than 15 years ago. I wear it often – it still looks new. I receive compliments almost every time I wear it. From practical and chic winter hats to whimsical and elegant fascinators for black tie events, Maria has a great flare for fashion and a sense of what will work for you. Her millinery skills are impeccable and attention to detail extraordinary! “ DAYLA MAISEY, MA(Hon), BSc., BComm, Calgary,AB

“Maria has made me the most sensational hats and hair ornaments. All details are beautifully & tastefully executed. Her work is always eye-catching but never ‘overdone’. I’m always the focus of fashion envy when I wear Maria’s accessories.”

“Maria continues to create touchable art in the form of luxurious hats. When I saw her hat that imitates “a splash of water”, I was speechless in awe. Amazing! She has a facility with millinery which transcends the mere production of in trend hats. She creates hats that you never thought of and now want to have to wear, even when you know you have no where to go that warrants wearing it.Additionally, her paintings are playful and vibrant. Truly an artist to make the time to google! ” – Jo-Anne Fan, Toronto.

“Everyone I know is Green With Envy over my gem-encrusted kelly green satin beret that I bought from Maria. I am so fond of this hat, which looks arresting with like-minded gorgeous greens, of course, but also pairs perfectly with red and tartan for the holidays. This is my Scarlett O’Hara hat! It is so totally flattering! Swoon. ” – Shannon McGovern , Jan.11/2019, San Francisco USA.

“Magnificent! Unbelievable quality, I adore this head piece and am proud to support Canadian artists. Every stitch of this one of a kind head piece was sown by the design…” – Renee M. 2018

“Sculpture For Your Head Maria’s hats are high art! I love her sculpted pieces like this one that I bought years ago and I wear constantly. It is so chic and versatile, a must for any well-heeled lady.”– Shannon McGovern , Jan.11/2019, San Francisco USA.

“I’ve always had a love of hats. They complete an outfit! This hat is so easy to wear and stays exactly where it’s placed. It’s a one of a kind work of art that I am going to enjoy immensely every time I wear it! Wear your heart on your sleeve???? No no no…. I wear mine on my head! With pride, it’s simply stunning! ” – Jennifer R. Victoria,BC