Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tea Time

Check that wedding and shower calendar ladies! It is officially tea time with this colorful and oh so fun tea party hat. I cannot get enough of these foam flowers this spring.

Elegant and whimsical. Its the name of the game.

Happy Tuesday dolls

Monday, April 25, 2011

"Not too shabby" Boudoir Shoot

Photos from the mini hat boudoir extravaganza have arrived!!! We've had a trying week here at Two Back Flats so you can imagine how thrilled I was ripping open this envelope...

Alana and I met in college while we were studying Visual Communications and Design and I cannot be more thankful that she still rocks her graphic design magic through Vanity's Edge. In addition to being a smashing photographer, I go ga ga over Alana's feminine, sultry style.

My last minute decision to be a part of A's Shabby Chic inspired boudoir shoot was the best decision I've made in a while. I'm almost thankful I didn't have tons of time to psych myself out. I tend to do that ;) The morning of the shoot, I had to stop myself from chewing off my nails.

Not only did I have zero to be worried about but I had a blasssst with Alana. Being decked out in hats and surrounded by her breezy, romantic set was only half of it. We did not stop laughing the entire day.

Enjoy the following husband approved photos from the shoot! ;)

Remember this hat? Only one will be available verrry soon in my Etsy shop for your summer tea parties...

Any chance to wear these shoes is a chance I'm taking...

This bad ass vintage hat box came from where most of my most cherished vintage finds come from (including my wedding band :)

8227 Main Street
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Though our original "Tea Party Hat" has retired. One rogue petite size is left for one tiny lady...

**Yes, Renn-Festers ... The hat above is a mini tricorn hat. Get excited**

X's & O's
Hair and Makeup:
April Kenney
Cheveux Studio . Bel Air, MD

Vanity's Edge Design

p.s. Click HERE if you missed Vanity's Edge Valentine Pin Up Shoot!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Seriously Swank Bridal Party Hats

Oh the girly-ness of it all! I may crash this pink and green bridal shower. And might I say that this is how you treat your best girls...

All hats were handmade from scratch using gorgeous monochromatic shades of pink and green. From lime green and hot pink to chartreuse and mauve. Decked out with black rhinestone trim, matching vintage rhinestone buttons and sleek black and green feathers.

For the bride and maid of honor, I wanted to keep with the same fun but elegant tone. A polka dotted bow, black and white ostrich feathers and a budding pink peony to tie it all together!

This brought to you from my back yard. Could it be any more amazing out today?
Love. Love. Love.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Oh the Madness!

Just when you thought you were the maddest, the owner of this mini top hat will come along and do something like serve you coffee instead of tea. Shannon was incredible to work with. "If you're gonna go Mad Hatter, go Mad Hatter, right?" Music to my ears....

Created from scratch using gorgeous hot pink and turquoise satins. Trimmed OUT in antique gold and amber trims, colorful foam and paper flowers, peekaboo gold damask fabrics, a pocket full of curled peacock feathers! Oh my!

Every single Mad Hatter tag is hand drawn and crafted with ridiculous amounts of awesome detailing..

I picked this vintage pin up from a Flea in Fells Point last summer. Im not entirely sure when it is from but it screams 50's to me with the painted metals and rhinestone bird eyes. Ooooo. I have been saving it until I found its perfect fit and Shannon was the one!!

As always... to have your own custom mad hatter hat made - message me in my Etsy shop

Have a Mad Monday in the best of ways!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Steamy Punks

I must confess - I'm a little new to the phenomenon that is Steampunk. Although , who doesnt love time travel and the Victorian era? Lacy and Brandon did it up right along with their awesomely talented photographer Daniel Stark. (Seriously, click the link. I was drawn into his wedding photography immediately.)

Lacy chose the ever classic Victorian Carnival Mini Top Hat for her blood red and black wedding! Perfect!

I'm finicky with the color red. Even as a kid, I refused to wear red, color in red or...well thats all you do as a kid, right? Wear clothes and color? . It has to be justtt the right shade for me to love it. Hands down, Lacy pulled it off with these bridal party dresses. And...How much do you love those jet black feather bouquets?? This looks like a party I would like to go to.

Cherry on Top: There are few things that make me as giddy as seeing one of my brides and one of my hats on Rock n Roll Bride! Congrats Lacy and Brandon! Check out more photos HERE!


Friday, April 1, 2011


The first ever Two Back Flats "Insert Name Here" Mini Top Hat Giveaway has come to a close you hilarious people!

This was nearly impossible with all the great names you entered. From Bonbon LeClaire, Auntie Samanthie, Peak-a Blue, Madame Sprightly to Red White and Oomph! So. Fricken. Good. Im sad we can only pick one but I hope you all had some huge laughs this past week.

After much deliberation with the funniest person I know...my husband...we have chosen SICHELLE W. for her name


In our house: Wit. Wins. Always. I laughed for about 30 minutes when I read your entry and said "I cant believe I didnt think of that" about 17 times. Not only did Sichelle come up with the perfect name, but she was a Facebook liking, link sharing rock star. This hat belongs to you <3

Check out your listing here:

The La La-Ge A Tois is officially on sale in my Etsy Shop! Thank you everyone for playing with us! The Insert Name Here Giveaway has ARRIVED and we'll definitely be doing this again soon. So, keep staying tuned on Facebook :)

Wishing you a frisky weekend.
La La Love,

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