Marsala Declared the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year

Goodbye Radiant Orchid, hello Marsala! Pantone has declared Marsala the 2015 Color of the Year. Leatrice Eisman, Executive Director of Pantone Color Institute says, “This earthy red has wine and a very warm brown underneath, which gives the feeling of groundedness, strength, and confidence. It has a richness that lends sophistication. When you wear it’s it is a self-fulfilling prophecy—you’ll find you get positive reactions form others and it builds up your confidence.”


Solange Knowle’s Stunning Wedding in New Orleans

Solange Knowles married video director Alan Ferguson this weekend in a very stylish and intimate ceremony in New Orleans. The couple rode on white-painted vintage bicycles to Marigny Opera House, where the ceremony took place.

The bridal party included sister Beyoncé, mother Tina Knowles and musician Janelle Monáe, among others. The entire bridal party, as well as all the guests, wore white.

The bride opted out of wearing any veils or headpieces and kept it simple yet very elegant with a cape gown by Humberto Leon for Kenzo.

Photos via instagram @beyonce

Rihanna’s Top 6 Hat Moments

Rihanna is a celebrated style icon whose bold sense of style is admired and celebrated. Photographed on and off the red carpet with some stylish toppers, the Bajan beauty is not one to shy away from a statement headpiece. Here is our pick of the trendsetter’s top six hat moments.

1. Rihanna heats up the pages of Vogue Brazil topless with an oversized Otávio Giora straw hat.


2. RiRi wearing a veiled Silver Spoon Attire beret to the Mugler Ball Runway for the fashion house’s 25th anniversary.


3. The songstress wearing Maison Michel lace bunny ears and veil headband at the Maison Michel store in  Paris.


4. Rihanna in April 2013 issue of Elle UK, wearing a black wool felt cap with cat ears by House of Flora x PPQ.

5. Rihanna with a Givenchy baseball cap and black honeycomb veil.

6. RiRi wore a sheer Swarovski dress and head scarf by Adam Selman to the CFDA Fashion Awards.

Los Angeles Custom Millinery

Bijou Van Ness is proud to offer custom millinery design and bespoke services for any occasion. We have extensive experience working with magazines, commercials, movies as well as private clients. Based out of Los Angeles, we extend our services to clients from around the world. Please contact us here for additional information.


Karl Lagerfeld Designs Maison Michel SS15 Millinery Collection

Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld has designed a SS15 capsule collection for Maison Michel. A total of five styles, each hat is inspired and named after his favorite models- Kendall, Karlie, Anja, Cara and Poppy. We’re loving the various cap styles with the mini lace veils!


2014 New York International Bridal Week

We will be presenting the 2015 Bijou Van Ness Bridal Collection at New York International Bridal Week, October 11-13, at Pier 94. The studio is overflowing with sinamay, ostrich feathers, Swarovski crystals and vintage veils as we are in full creative mode, designing the new collection. Below is a glimpse of the mood board.

Grace Kelly

Tacori Wedding Ring

Peony bouqet

Cote d’Azur


Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Tokyo

Bijou Van Ness is headed to Tokyo for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. We’ll be joining the Los Angeles Fashion Council to present our Fall/Winter 2014 Collection at the Shibuya Hikarie 8F on March 17th.

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The Artist and the Muse- Fall Winter 2013

The Fall Winter 2013 collection of hats and hair accessories is now available on the site. We had a lot of fun shooting the collection in Downtown Los Angeles Arts District. Inside an empty warehouse, with a  variety of fun props from a paint ladder to a vintage typewriter, we created a story of the artist and the muse. Here are some of our favorite shots from the shoot.

Model: Caitlin Lawson
Photographer: Olga Lacosta
Hair & MUA: Amanda Carrete
Stylist: Houri Mahserejian
Assistants: Sahag Gureghian and Mariette Soudjian

Bijou Van Ness Trunk Show at Bloomingdale’s

Score the perfect hat for Del Mar at an exclusive Bijou Van Ness Trunk Show at Bloomingdale’s Fashion Valley, Thursday June 6 – Sunday June 9.

Road to Magic

We are so thrilled to be heading to Las Vegas this Monday for WWDMAGIC at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Bijou Van Ness has been selected to be part of the Emerging Accessories Designer Showcase. If you will be attending the show, please make sure to stop by our booth #73930.

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