Janessa Leon is a Los Angeles based designer with a penchant for the bygone days. Her handmade hats reflect craftsmanship, suggest legacy and revive meaning. Leon recalls the poise and nostalgia she felt from wearing her grandfather’s hats as a child. She had her “aha!” moment during a trip to Paris, where she found a vintage hat with “Leone” serendipitously stamped inside. She launched the eponymous label in 2012 in L.A. – and a star was born. Celebs including Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jessica Alba don’t leave home without them. Janessa Leon hats are made in the USA of a self-sustainable milliner process.