Tiffany Arey has had a lifelong interest in fashion, art, design, theater and costuming and was drawn to wearing hats from a young age, but it was her activity in the horse world that led her to the art of millinery in 2011.
Primarily self-taught, she has benefitted from the tutelage of internationally-renowned milliners and her technical skills include those required by the centuries-old processes of traditional hat making on wooden blocks as well as the ability to incorporate cutting-edge millinery materials into her designs. Her hats and headpieces have been multi-year winners at the Devon Horse Show, Dressage at Devon Ladies Day, Radnor Hunt Races and Fair Hill Races in the United States, and have adorned the heads of race goers at the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, the Belmont Stakes, Royal Ascot in the U.K., and the Melbourne Cup in Australia.
She finds inspiration in both the natural and man-made world and enjoys creating traditionally styled hats as well as more contemporary, whimsical pieces. Many of her hats include lush arrangements of hand-tooled flowers or trimmings that convey a sense of movement and are frequently described by others as "wearable works of art".
Whether you are looking for a hat to match an outfit for a special occasion, or standout headwear for the races, she will work with you personally to create a unique, handcrafted piece to complement your coloring, face shape and attire.