About the Inventor

Cynthia, inventor of Cynthia’s Princess Purse®, U.S. Patent D664,770, derived her inspiration in part from her interest in history as well as her background as a millinery designer and owner of Cynthia’s Centuries of Style, which is dedicated to the creation of fine millinery and bridal headpieces for women and fine hats for gentlemen. With an emphasis on custom creations for private clients, Cynthia’s creations have also been shown at Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus.


As an invited guest speaker, she is known for the adage "What is learned with pleasure is learned full measure". Cynthia has delighted the audiences of numerous organizations on the topic of millinery and history, including Lawnfield, the James A. Garfield National Historic Site, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Western Reserve Historical Society, The College Club of Cleveland, The Columbus Cultural Arts Center, among others.


Her hats have appeared on American Greetings birthday cards and she is a past first prize winner of the Kentucky Derby Hat Contest sponsored by Churchill Downs in 2001.


Her millinery has been the subject of numerous articles in various publications, including The Washington Post, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Lexington-Herald Leader, I Am Today's Woman and Currents.


She is also the author of The Victorian and Edwardian Ladies' Guide to Business

                                                and Millinery Style Book

                                                            with Observations for the 21st Century


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