Welcome to "Dusty's Originals"
The road to this creative journey has been amazing!
Thank you for joining the ride.
My passion for top hats and wearable art is the inspiration for this journey and this next step is an extension of that passion. Growing up I was always playing in moms closet. She was a musician and had the best stage clothes! Every time I put on a pair of heels I can hear this little voice telling me, “don’t break those heels off”. I loved wearing my moms beautiful clothes when I was young! My dad always gave me a hard time about having the tallest horses on the ranch, the taller the better! When I discovered platform shoes and boots, I thought I found heaven. I have a platform collection that would make Gene Simmons proud! It was natural for me to be drawn to top hats and I make them tall!
One thing my mom passed down to me was her love of fashion and really good pieces. She had many of her stage clothes made so the love of custom is what I grew up appreciating. There really isn’t anything better than items made one piece at a time with hands that are passionate about what is being created. My goal for this journey is to offer inspirational, wearable art. Top hats, hats, jewelry, items for our fur babies, upcycled items and vintage finds.
My studio is located in Sturgis, South Dakota, not far from the ranch I grew up on. I have traveled and lived all over the USA but home is home. So……here I am at 56 adding to my journey.
“The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.” - Coco Chanel