A FASCINATING FASCINATOR COLLABORATOR

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Tamiko and Abigail Aldridge at Rococo Design in NYC

Tamiko and Abigail Aldridge at Rococo Design in NYC

When I met Abigail Aldridge and saw her fascinators, I was blown away by her artistry and craftmansship. I was preparing for the Fresh Air Fund’s Fall Benefit. The benefit this year was themed: A Night In Wonderland and hats were on deck so you know I had. a BRIGHT idea……

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WIth her creativity (and love for rabbits - she has 2) and my wittiness and desire to WOW, I knew right away she’d be the consummate collaborator!

Abigail’s inspiration as I described my vision on our first call

Abigail’s inspiration as I described my vision on our first call

I wanted a fascinator with rabbit ears and a deck of cards. But it HAD to be sophisticated -not kitchy. Clean and wow-worthy.

A work in progress….

A work in progress….

When my original dress “canceled”, I had to find a dress in ONE day and then beg Abigail to create our masterpiece essentially in 48 hours! She didn’t flinch and actually reassured me that it was going to be “fascinating”!

Yup.....#shedidthat! She made a timeless piece of art!

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Thank you @abigailaldridgemillinery for your talent and commitment and staying up late into the night to create this masterpiece! I appreciate you and ALL of the creative artists that do what it takes to execute a vision!

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Getting dressed at the Soho Grand

Getting dressed at the Soho Grand

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