Jenny Pfanenstiel, Master Milliner
Jenny Pfanenstiel, Master Milliner
"OMG—this hat is phenomenal! I can’t thank you enough for the record turn around time and the impeccable quality of the hat. It is absolutely perfect and completes the look sooo well! Your interpretation of my attire, the event, and our brand is completely translated in this magnificent piece. Thank you again and have an amazing weekend! Of course we will take pictures and share."
"I wanted to thank you so much for the beautiful fascinator you made for me for the Oaks. You nailed it and I got so many compliments. My absolute favorite part was the addition of my grand-mother's jewelry. It was such a treat for me and I am so very thankful."
"The best hats around...hands down! I have 2 Formé winter hats, two Formé Black Label hats, 5 Formé fascinators, and 2 Formé headbands! I love them all!!"
"I just arrived home after a 3 week trip to find my gorgeous hat waiting for me. I really love it! Now to find a dress to do it justice :). Thank you so much! I can't wait for the Derby Day :)"
"The Hat was an absolute sensation at the party I went to on Sunday. Everyone was coming up and complimenting it – both people I knew and people I didn’t know. I can safely say that it’s now one of my favorite hats, both the crafting and the color. Thank you so much."
"I have a collection of Formé hats...or should I say works of art. Whether you choose a ready to wear or a custom design it is clear Jenny has put her design signature on your choice. You can start with your occasion, your dress or your idea Jenny will bring it to life....Go to her showroom and have fun. You still wear your hat with confidence!!!"
"I purchased your hat at Arlington Million. At 67 years old I have been invisible for a number of years. That hat was like magic. Men stopped and turned to look at me. They opened doors for me. I had at least 20 men and women tell me they loved my hat. We went to a restaurant after the race and the owner came to our table and said "you make my restaurant look good". It was a wonderful day. I got so much attention and had more fun, all because of your hat."
"Omygosh Jenny, it is beauuuutiful! I love it!! It is perfect--better even than I had hoped. I can't wait to debut it in public. Thankyouthankyouthankyou for making my haute couture dreams come true!"
"Hello! I stopped in on October 2 for a super hat for a special wedding the next day - my son’s - and you had the perfect one which I saw, tried on, and immediately bought. I wanted you to know that it was wonderful with my unique dress that I had made for the event, the look was spectacular and the hat got raves!"
"This is a great shoppe. Beautiful, artistically done hats for both men and women. If you're looking for something for the Derby festivities or another special occasion don't miss this place."
"So nice to meet you yesterday! Thank you for the beautiful hats…we loved wearing them. Such a fun experience!! A man tapped me on the shoulder yesterday and said, “you have the best hat I’ve seen all day here.” thought you would like to hear that."
"Took in a vintage cap for resizing. Jenny was incredibly courteous and did a great job. Highly recommend."
"I received my hat today and I love it! The color is perfect and the form is just my style. I'm so glad I learned about you from The Drake's afternoon tea."
"I can’t thank you enough! Your absolutely beautiful fascinator just arrived (and Yes, I’m wearing it right now). It is perfect! Thank you so much and I’ll send a photo from the party!"
"My daughter has already worn her hat several times and LOVES it!!! It's adorable and we can't thank you enough!!!"
"Oh my goodness - you nailed it!! My staff all gathered around when we opened the box and we had Sister Lucy in our minds. Then I pulled the hat out and everyone ewed and awed quite loudly!! It looks so much like her - perfect PERFECT! she is going to love it. I'll send pics. Thank you Jenny so much...."
"Thank you for making my first derby an incredible experience!!"
"I just came back to MO and opened my hat box. It is just beautiful. I absolutely adore it. I haven't smiled much in the past few weeks with my Mom. I can't tell you how happy this hat makes me.... Thank you so much, I have a feeling I may NEED more in the future! ;)"
"It’s beautiful!!! Thank you so much! The greenery is particularly impressive!! She just loves it and has been wearing it all over town."
"My daughter nearly fainted when she opened her gift of the beautiful hat you created exactly like the one she misplaced in France. Thank you for creating such a surprise for my wonderful daughter."
"I had a wonderful time for my first Derby weekend, and your hat made it even better! I saw nothing like it in two days at Churchill Downs, and I received many compliments."
"Thanks again for everything. The hats were a big hit, and everyone loved them!!"
"Hand crafted hats. Owner of business makes the hats herself. She uses the traditional wooden forms. True craft and artistry. Meeting the owner and seeing her shop really gave me an appreciation for these hats and fascinators."
"This is one of the most unique shops in Louisville. If you are looking for an amazing handmade hat. You wouldn't find a better quality and unique hat anywhere. Jenny is simply an artist and makes Millinery look like art. The shop is fascinating and beautiful. Do yourself a favor and make a trip to Formé!"
"I wanted to drop you a note to thank you for your very enjoyable and informative presentation at the National Street Rod Association Ladies Tea. I have received many complimentary comments on your program and how very much they enjoyed your creative talents come to life with the fashion show."
"Thank you for all your help with the event…the ladies loved the hats! It was a pleasure meeting you and working together."
"I want you to know how much we enjoyed your program today. We have had a hat program every year at the Woman's Club but this was by far the best we have ever had. You actually taught us something and the models were so awesome. You and the health committee deserve major Kudos!!"
"Thank you so much for partnering with our team on the United Card Events from Chase Program. You offered such a memorable experience and the perfect evening of hat making for our Cardmembers. You were positive, knowledgeable and had a great energy and humor throughout the entire event. Your clear communication throughout the planning process was so crucial, and we are deeply grateful for your attention to detail."
"Excellent & passionate presentation! Thank you for this experience—what a pleasure to meet you. Splendid, extraordinaire, passionnée, très bien présenté"
"We greatly appreciate you doing this for our Members. Your service is appreciated beyond words, and everyone truly loved the special attention you provided."
"You are so sweet and such a pleasure to work with. Thank you so much for being our featured milliner this year. I could definitely see us calling on you again due to how great it was working with you. And your hats are to die for! "
"Thanks again for a great event. Our guests really enjoyed showing off their hats at the races on Saturday."
"It was a pleasure to meet you finally. We all enjoyed your shop so much and our media are very excited to wear their new hats!"
"It was a real treat working with you!"
"Our hat making experience was the highlight of our visit to Louisville. We wore our hats out to dinner and delighted in the many comments and compliments we received. We will be enjoying our hats for many reunions to come."
"Jenny hosted a hat making experience for our group. So much fun and everyone got a keepsake work of art. Thank you so much! Highly recommend! "
You are great to work with!!!
"Thank you again for the wonderful experiences making my own hats this weekend! I found the entire process so interesting, challenging, and fun! You're a wonderful - and patient - instructor, thank you again. I had an amazing time."
"The workshop was wonderful! I loved it. You are an amazing teacher and very patient! I look forward to attending more of your workshops in the future. Thank you so much."
"I'm back at work after my amazing French adventure. I'm loving my memories, they are indeed magical. Thank you so much Jenny for this life changing experience. I love and miss you all."
"I had the great pleasure in taking the class she taught in Chicago and had a great time along with learning a few things. She is awesome and a pleasure to know."
"I just wanted to tell you one more time how much Talia and I enjoyed your classes and getting to know you! We are both at work today dreaming about making hats and fascinators. Actually we are making a list of supplies we want to order. Again, thank you for everything. Once Talia and I have a chance we will contact you about future class opportunities."
"Your class at Judith M's on fascinators so inspired me. Took an additional class there on buckram and am now into making cocktail hats. Thank you."
Jenny Pfanenstiel named Featured Milliner
of the 149th Kentucky Derby ®