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Meet the Faces Behind Hattast-ique

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Here we are, nine days into the new year. Aspirations are high as we dream about the months that lie ahead. This is nothing new for the Hattast-ique crew. We are reaching the end of our home season and getting ready to hit the road for different events across the country. If you've been following our journey on social media, you have probably noticed the familiar faces behind the super steampunk top hat extravaganza that is Hattast-ique. But if you are new to the scene, welcome to the family! In the past five years, we have worked really hard as...

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Vendor Village Pt.2

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“I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap.” Building a Community Since the beginning of Hattast-ique, we have always had a strong sense of community. We understand that the struggle of being on the road, living out of a suit case, working events day and night (sometimes as long as 15 hour days), is easier when you have a good support system behind you. It is easier when you can relate to and make friends with your fellow vendors. There is more to the life of a vendor than setting...

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Malabad Images

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"We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us."  For the last few months we have highlighted several small businesses. These family owned businesses show us what it takes to start from scratch and work your way up. The perseverance and dedication it takes is inspiring to say the least.  Hattast-ique is in it's third year of operation. Over time we have gained experience, friendships, and life lessons that we will carry with us through the next decade. Before we started down this path of a family business, there was Simplicity Photography. Now known as Malabad Images. ...

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Nudgepudge Face Painting

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It has been said that creative people don't see things for what they are; they see them for what they could be. Creativity flows through us all. It is that spark of inspiration. It is that burst of motivation. It is a powerful force that shapes our lives. When we learn to harness this force, amazing things begin to happen.  A few months back we attended the Rockabilly Reunion Music Festival, in Lake Havasu, AZ. It was a fun weekend filled with great music, great fashion, and amazing vendors. In the booth right next to us, I met the creative...

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Solstice Ink

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"Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness."  The art of tattooing is a way of self expression and a graphic form of story telling. It doesn't matter if you have one tattoo or a hundred, each piece illustrates a part of who you are or who you've been.  Among the world's greatest tattoo shops, there is Solstice Ink. Right out of Denver Colorado, Shawn Denoyer is the incredibly skilled artist behind Solstice Ink. Here is his story "I began tattooing in 2007 as soon as I gained control and strength of my left arm...

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