“All it will take is one hat on the right head. It’s just a matter of time before she’s the most popular person at the races.
-Laura Hubka, Millinery Designer and One of Margie’s Instructors, Chicago,IL
Omaha, Nebraska’s premier milliner, Margie Trembley is founder and designer of Margie Trembley Chapeaux. She is an Arkansas native who spent several years in Chicago where she explored creating with wool, silk and other natural fibers.
Influenced by her many trips to the Chicago Art Institute, her participation in a city-wide needle arts guild, and her interest in all things Japanese, allowed her to explore various techniques which eventually catapulted her into designing and creating ladies' hats.
She has studied with top domestic and international millinery designers. Offering cutting edge as well as classic headwear, her hats are truly a wearable piece of art. Her work has been exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, B and J Fabrics in the Garment District in NYC, the Museum of Nebraska Art, The Essential Hat in Melbourne Australia and in various other venues throughout the globe. She is a member of the Milliners Guild based out of NY.
Her elegant designs are a result of her exposure, both in Japan, and in the U.S., to the fine lines of simplicity. She learned how glorious simple really is.
Her current collection ranges from $200-$800.
Her designs have been much sought after for Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, weddings and special events, and have been a frequent runway favorite at Omaha Fashion Week.
Easy to wear, they are designed and created in the U.S. Most of her hats are handmade but she also utilizes pre-made hat bodies, steams them, and forms them over hat blocks. She sometimes uses vintage hats for a small number of her creations.
Using her collection of vintage hat blocks, she creates a one of-a-kind piece with a flair for the unusual.
Workmanship is top priority. Praised by the press and others in the
industry her hats have been featured on Vogue.com, NBC Sports, Churchill Downs, www.churchilldowns.com , Omaha World Herald and other publications both digitally and in print internationally.
She invites you to make an appointment, visit her studio, and allow her to create a special custom hat just for you. Her studio is located inside Springfield Artworks, a glass art, jewelry and painting studio and retail gallery.
It is located at 183 Main Street, Springfield,NE 68059, just outside of Omaha,NE. If you miss getting one of her hats in the Omaha metro area, you can still do so by contacting her at 402-301-9162. Now that's a convenience!
Hat Designer: Margie Trembley Chapeaux
Model: Develop Model Management
Photographer: Kathy Rae Photography
Location: Omaha Fashion Week; Capitol District Omaha,NE
Richard Carey Margie Trembley Omaha Fashion Week Producer Brook Hudson, and David Scott
Photographer: Herb Thompson
Location: Omaha Fashion Week Capitol District Omaha