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Welcome to my millinery salon.... Handmade designer millinery, bridal and wedding millinery, straw, felt and velvet all occasion hats. Handmade silk roses and gardenias for millinery or fashion accessories. No other fashion accessory has the power to elevate ones appearance to stunning, like a beautifully designed hat. Click on links at left to view the site.

NEW! Recent magazine article:

Hat Couture in Verve Magazine

By Pamela Wright
photos by Maggie West

There is nothing old-fashioned about designer Davyne Dial. Her handmade hats, however, truly capture the lure and glamour of women’s fashions from days gone by. From her North Asheville home studio, Davyne (Day-veen) creates what she calls “wearable sculptures.” Designers of upscale ladies’ hats were first termed milliners after “Milaners” because the residents of Milan, Italy were famous for their hat-making skills. Dial is a self-taught artist of millinery at a time when most American hats are cranked out by machines in Asia. And while the glory of the milliner’s craft is fading in this era of mass-production, Dial draws on modern trends to keep women who wear her hats feeling like the belle of the ball—even if they’re only at Bele Chere.

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