Pittsburgh-based milliner Gina Mazzotta (above) has opened a design studio Downtown inside the Diamond Building at 100 Fifth Avenue.
Invited guests got a first look inside at a recent open house. The space is intimate and well lit with views of Pittsburgh's city streets. The space will serve as Ms. Mazzotta's work room, as well as a place where she can meet with clients who want to shop her ready-to-wear collections or create their own custom piece.
At the open house, guests also got a sneak peek at Ms. Mazzotta's fall/winter ready-to-wear hat collection. While Ms. Mazzotta is known for her elaborate designs worn by Pittsburgh's movers and shakers at social events such as the annual Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Hat Luncheon, these new hats were made with everyday wear in mind, Ms. Mazzotta said. The collection includes lined headbands, fresh takes on winter toboggans done in an Italian merino wool knit and other classic silhouettes in neutral hues.
Studio hours are by appointment. Information: www.ginamazzotta.com. (Photos by Sara Bauknecht/Post-Gazette)