Testimonials

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.”
KARA HALLETT, Calgary,AB

“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