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Lara Pontoni

  • OfficineLamour
  • Milliner
  • Udine, Italy
  • Rising Star
Lara Pontoni Milliner
Italian, English, French
By appointment only
+39 3383351882
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A world of silk and chiffon

  • • Lara only creates unique pieces of exceptional quality
  • • She used to be a restorer of frescoes
  • • She describes herself as a serial crafter

After being a restorer for more than 20 years, Lara Pontoni had to change her path completely. "Due to an accident, I had to leave forever the restoration sites." But she didn’t lose heart and drew inspiration from the women of her family instead. Her mother and grandmother were always busy with needles and hooks, so she too started to create feminine and sophisticated accessories, inspired by the vintage charm of the retro style. In particular, she began to craft headdresses (hats, turbans and headbands) with old-world charm, but she also loves to create flowers made of silk, taffeta, chiffon, linen and organza. She started her new life as a milliner in 2016, when she founded her brand and her workshop, OfficineLamour.

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Bijoux de tete Liberty

This elegant taupe hair accessory is made of small brass jewellery, antique venetian beads, vintage crystals and chain. The symmetrical decoration is made of threads woven together.

Height 12 cm

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Burgundy floral bouquet brooch

Made of silk taffeta, silk crepe and silk georgette, this brooch represents a flowers composition made entirely by hand, from the starching of the fabric, to the design and cut of the petals, to the dyeing and modelling with metal stylus up to assembly and mounting.

Height 23 cm
Width 18 cm

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Night, No.3.1

This headband, part of the "Notturni" series, is decorated on one side with ramages made of metal threads and black beads.

Height 18 cm
Width 12 cm

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Lady C hat

Handmade hat in “burnt Siena” – a yellowish-brown natural earth pigment – wool felt with application of two wings made of natural pheasant feathers and rust-coloured veil.

Length 23 cm
Width 20 cm
Height 7 cm

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This fascinator – the term refers to a type of elegant and formal headwear worn as an alternative to the hat – is made of ivory-coloured gross grain and it is installed on a specially designed metal frame.

Height 14 cm
Width 20 cm

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