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Hey Sailor! hats are featured in the latest issue of Gothic Beauty Magazine! You can see a few of our special custom pieces in the 'Dark Carnivale' fashion editorial......go out and get yourself a copy!

You can also catch some fabulous photos of the lovely TC modeling Hey Sailor!'s 'Ophelia' topper hat in the December issue of Urban Mainstream magazine in a Marilyn Chen photo feature!
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Hey Sailor! Hats
26 December 2008 @ 04:34 pm


'Tis time for us to clear out the old stock and bring in the exciting and new! Now is your chance to grab a Hey Sailor! hat at a great price! What better way to spend your Xmas money?!

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I just found this juicy little tidbit today, 'tis a video with the lovely Amanda Palmer and Vermillion Lies gals singing 'What's the Use of Won'drin' by Rogers and Hammerstein at the Dickens Fair December 14th......And how does this relate to Hey Sailor! you may ask? Well, both Vermillion sisters are wearing Hey Sailor! hats!! Check it out!

What's the Use of Won'drin'? -Amanda Palmer & Vermilion Lies- from Amanda Palmer on Vimeo.
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Hey Sailor! Hats
23 December 2008 @ 07:21 pm
Happy Holidays from Hey Sailor!

I hope everyone is having lovely wintery holiday season with their loved ones. It’s been one hell of a year and I can only hope that things will begin to look up with the start of the New Year and the induction of a new president.

I've got a ton of exciting things in the works for the New Year and what seems like a never-ending list of new designs to get made up and projects to start on.......I am cutting down my hours at my day job to spend more time on hats so that is a HUGE thing to look forward to, Hey Sailor!s business has picked up so much since I started just a year and a half ago!! My hopes are that within the next year I will be able to quit my full time job and focus solely on hats......we shall see! It’s a gigantic goal of mine that is beginning to look like more and more of a reality, needless to say I feel like I am closer than ever to reaching that goal.

Ragwater Revue will also be picking up some steam in this coming year, we’ve got our Valentines Day show at Dances of Vice in NYC coming up soon.....New York in February! The cold, cold loveliness of it all.....We’ll be there for fashion week too, hot diggity! Here’s the flyer for the show made up by the lovely rattengift:

More killer news to come, stay tuned!! HAPPY HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

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Hey Sailor! Hats
04 December 2008 @ 06:53 am
FINALLY! I've just completed some brand new one-of-a-kind silk toppers and a couple of other brand new limited edition pieces. I've been working like a mad woman over the past couple of months to get these babies put together......And, if you like them, I am having a sale on everything right now too - 20% off all hats! Anyway, here are the new lovlies:

Many more fun things set to come in the near future!

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Hey Sailor! Hats
28 November 2008 @ 02:49 am
Last Friday night my band, Ragwater Revue, performed for the first time with our brand new lineup (it's been just me and Kris for quite a while now so adding two more members is a HUGE deal!) and I just received a video clip of the song 'Alligator Baby' from the lovely Nana. And to top it off we are playing a Valentines Day show at Dances of Vice in NYC! We're all so excited about the new sound, I thought it'd share the clip here on my journal for those interested:

And yes, I made the skeleton hand topper hat specially to wear for the night.....Here's a shot we took the other day in the studio:

A very special thanks to the lovely Dollchops for creating the fabulous jacket and skirt for me!

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15 November 2008 @ 10:57 pm
Yes indeed! I came across this fun little snippet recently and thought I'd share....You can catch the lovely Diane showing off a Hey Sailor! 'Antoinette's Dream' tricorn ship hat on MTV's feature on Steampunk, filmed at the Dances of Vice Festival in New York this past August. Check it out......

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Hey Sailor! Hats
10 November 2008 @ 10:19 pm
I've been so incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to provide hats to a continuously long list of lovely models and photographers, I thought I'd share some of the most recent images I've received from them!

Sharon TK modeling the Hey Sailor! pink silk 'Spun Sugar' collection topper hat.
Photo copyright 2008 RedRum Collaboration.

Revel modeling a one-of-a-kind Hey Sailor! pink silk 'Antoinette's Dream' tricorn tilt hat.
Photo copyright 2008 Aesthetic Alchemy.

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Also, I am absolutely tickled and excited to announce that Hey Sailor! hats can now be purchased at the fabulous Dark Garden Corsets boutique in San Francisco!

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Hey Sailor! Hats
28 October 2008 @ 08:04 pm
I've been in the process of creating new designs for Hey Sailor! and I recently wrapped up a photo shoot that showcases a few of them, so I thought I'd share some! A HUGE thanks goes out to the lovely and incredibly talented Louise Black, louiseblack.etsy.com, for whipping up the fabulous skeleton cameo waist cincher, I love love love it!

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And more exciting news.....Hey Sailor! hats are going to be making their New York City cabaret premier on the heads of two lovely leading ladies in 'Vaudeville at the Gin Mill' featuring the amazing Gelber and Manning. Learn more about this fabulous production here: www.myspace.com/vaudevilleattheginmill.

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22 October 2008 @ 07:53 pm
I’ve decided to come out from under the rock I’ve been hiding these past months? years? and actually update this journal. I have good intentions to continuously post updates from now on, but we’ll just have to see if I stick to my word!

I’ll go ahead and get everyone up to speed with the fabulously insane goings-on of my elegantly banal life……As some of you may know from past entries (wayyyy past), I am the singer for the garage swamp band Ragwater Revue. Since those last posts we have been trudging along and playing shows around the SF Bay Area and beyond. We’ve yet to make it to England or Spain but those trips are still simmering in the pot of our long term plans. We’ve also just added a new member to our little rag-tag group who will be playing bass with us, the wonderfully patient and lovable Gooby, whom we plan to debut at our upcoming Death Rock Dive Bar gig at The Stork Club on November 21st. Another little Ragwater tidbit: we’re finally working on a new EP! I’m not sure when it’ll be making it’s premier at your friendly local iTunes store but if I keep up with this journal you’ll most likely be the first to know!

A huge portion of my life right now (outside of working my run-of-the-mill 9-5 day job) is Hey Sailor! hats. Without knowing exactly what I was getting into I thought I’d put my art school degree to work and start making hats to wear onstage with Ragwater, when people began offering to buy them right off my head after performances I thought, “Well, what the hell, I might as well start making some hats and selling them.” And now here I am making TONS and TONS of hats in any and all of my spare time. I am selling them online, at shows like Tease-O-Rama and wholesaling them out to boutiques. Needless to say, the hats take up most of my mental and physical time (if that makes sense?) and that is probably what I will be utilizing this journal for. I’ll be posting images from recent photo shoots featuring my hats, new designs, inspirations, events, etc. Stuff that hopefully won’t bore everyone too much! Oh, and to top everything off, I am in the midst of planning a wedding for next spring! I’m practicing my micro-managing skills…

To get things started I thought I would share some photos from our time at Tease-O-Rama this year. We met so many fabulous people and sold quite a few hats, that said, I think we will be vending there next year as well. The main festivities took place on the nights of October 3 & 4th 2008 at Bimbos 365 Club in San Francisco.

Kat (aka Lady V, Hey Sailor! hat mistress, at right) with the fabulous Kira Von Sutra who is wearing a custom Hey Sailor! fuchsia topper
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