As a tailor and milliner, making hats and clothing for adventurous gentlemen and ladies I collect ....souvenirs....as I travel with my friend Mr. Verne, which I incorporate into my work. My last ensemble included an 18th century skirt, a Victorian corset, a leather coat from 1970, and something called a "power suit" from 1990, though I cannot imagine what power it may have wielded since it revealed nothing of the feminine wiles which I find so reliable. Look for 1940's aprons styled into modern skirts using 18th century design and construction methods; hats made from gelatin molds, and vintage jewelry-trimmed fabric totes. I am the costume designer for Opera Orlando's Steampunk "Tales of Hoffman" as well as dozens of productions from musical theatre to serious historic events. I accept short term apprentices as introductory hat-makers.