Annette Higgins

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Annette Higgins


7013 Via Padilla



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hat designer/milliner

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Rancho La Costa/Carlsbad, CA – April 4, 2017 – North County San Diego has discovered a gem in Annette Higgins and her custom-tailored designs for discerning fashionistas! Creator of Annette’s Couture, she is at once a talented milliner (Hat Designer) and an Eastern European beauty, hailing from the Georgian Republic, now Georgia.
Her approach to hat making is unique and personal. She works to understand the desires and events where her clients hope to enjoy their hats, and she then sets about creating not simple, easy to create products, but rather as her customers describe, lovely one of a kind works of art.
A regular at fashion shows with her spectacular creations, she is also published! And her works appear in Fine Magazine, Avant Garde Magazine, and CVH1st class international Magazine to name a few.
Her creations range from Fascinators, to Cocktail and Grand Derby hats. As well her creations encircle the globe with designs in Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Australia, Russia, Czech Republic, South America, other European countries and extensively throughout the US.
The events/locations where her hats are most often worn ? The Kentucky Derby, the Royal Ascot in England, the Del Mar Racetracks, as well as many others throughout the U.S; Countless weddings, and all special occasions where a lady might wish to don a stunning chapeau.
She inherited her sense of fashion in clothing from her parents with her father running a private shoe manufacturing business in Russia during an era when free enterprise and creativity were stifled and largely illegal; and from her mother, a dress designer for a Russian clothing factory.
Annette is a wife and a mother of two boys. She is bilingual through her native language of Russian and her adopted language of English. She is a graduate of Tbilisi State University with a with a Master’s in linguistics, and received 7 years of classical music training with specialization in classical piano.
While not involved with her millinery efforts and family life, Annette enjoys cooking, spending time with a multitude of close friends, and enjoying a relaxing evening at home, or out on the town.
Annette’s enterprise which bears her name is a product of her passion for pursuit of an ever evolving, complimentary pairing, of beautiful women and the hats which make their souls sing. She provides a virtual design process with a largely remote customer demographic. And, she does so by engaging her clients to share details of their chosen attire so that Annette can interweave these designs to achieve the most striking and memorable millinery hat creations imaginable!


April Ward on Apr 2, 2017
5 out of 5 stars
Absolutely beautiful hat, I just can’t believe how gorgeous it is. Annette is quick to respond and delivered the hat to me extremely fast. I would definitely buy from her again. Thank you Annette for the wonderful hat!!! It looks great and I can’t wait to wear it!!

Emily Beaird on Mar 1, 2017
What a gorgeous fascinator! Annette did a fantastic job, and her creation was so well made. I have had many hats made for various events, and hers was the most well made. She even added color-coordinating felt so it stayed in place the whole evening. Annette, well done! Expediently shipped as well!

blake7134 on Feb 15, 2017
5 out of 5 stars
Annette is an absolute gem to work with! Her communication is extremely fast and she takes the time to know and understand what you need. I had initially purchased this fascinator in navy blue, but then I realized last moment I had a dress that I could wear to the Derby in turquoise and yellow. She was just getting ready to make it navy but was able to quickly change course with me and did so with a smile. We emailed back and forth the different color swatches she had and we proceeded with the new color scheme. I can’t tell you how THRILLED I am with my fascinator. It’s a show stopper, is professionally made and the colors are fantastic, matching my dress perfectly! Thank you Annette for making this a very smooth and easy transaction. I cannot wait to don my beautiful fascinator.

Anne Carter
Anne Carter on Nov 8, 2016
5 out of 5 stars
The hat is exactly as described – the material is fabulously structured and so light. It fits perfectly. And arrived so quickly. Thank you so much Annette – this is the first time I have purchased online, and put great faith in you. And you delivered! I will definitely recommend your products. Anne, Australia

Pehla1 on May 13, 2016
5 out of 5 stars
Dear Annette, I love my hat, the hat is great, wonderful work. I am a german lady and I need the hat for the derby in Köln this week. The other ladys will make big eyes, when they see me with my new hat. Annette excuse my bad english. Thank you so much. Greetings from Germany Adelheid

Jade on May 6, 2016
5 out of 5 stars
Annette is fantastic. The fascinator is beautiful. I contacted Annette at ridiculously short notice (four days before the event). We discussed colors and design, and Annette made a beautiful piece, and shipped it to me with a day to spare. I am delighted. Cannot give enough stars. Annette went out of her way to help me, great customer service… And fantastic millinery skills.

spruillcheryl on Apr 14, 2016
5 out of 5 stars
My hat is perfect!!!!Annette was amazing! I needed a brown and pink hat for a Brims and Bowties event on Saturday. She worked all night on Sunday and Monday to get it to me on time. It is a work of art. I will be posting pictures soon. Annette gets the best customer service award and her products are amazing!!! Thank you Annette!!!

Caroline Craven
Caroline Craven on Mar 10, 2016
5 out of 5 stars
Buying a hat for an annual event has been stressful in the past, but Annette made the whole experience easy & painless! I love the hat she created for me…it’s gorgeous with quality materials. I sent her photos of my dress & she matched the colors perfectly. I received the hat very timely and with not a feather disturbed. I will definitely be ordering from her again!

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