Dina Pisani began studying the craft of millinery in 1994 under the tutelage of the highly regarded milliner, Anne Allbrizzio. After completing the millinery program at FIT she began designing for private clients. She later started collaborating with the East Village designer Mark Montano. With Mark she could stretch her talents and create fantastic pieces for his seasonal fashion shows featured at Seventh on Sixth.
The designer hand blocks each hat on her personal collection of vintage and specially designed blocks using the finest quality straws and felts. She scours local & regional flea markets for antique trimmings and feathers to give her hats their singular quality. Her signature hat the “stingy fedora” is a fabulous example of Thirties inspiration blended with the unique vision of the designer. Other best selling styles include cloches, traditional fedoras and mini cowboy hats. Cha Cha is steadily carving out a niche in the market for hats with style and attitude.