Meet Jessa


Jessa Alston-O'Connor is the heart and hands behind each Blue Brocade design.

Blue Brocade began with feather accents for her own winter berets during the cold French Canadian winters, crafting each by hand with the vintage buttons and antique rhinestones she collected from the antique markets of Montreal, Canada. Today Blue Brocade is based out of Vancouver, Canada, and ships worldwide.

It's expanded to include bridal collections, 1920s feather fascinator lines for special and every day occasions, and handmade hats that pair perfectly with feather hat brooches for elegance even on the coldest of days. With each design, clients have come to expect accessories inspired by genuine historic styles, made of quality feathers, silks, lace, chiffon and beautiful vintage elements. Read customer reviews to see what people are saying. 

Jessa has always been a creative even before Blue Brocade; the history of art and fashion have continued to captivate her; the intricacies and adornments of the past have always caught her eye. With Blue Brocade, this passion for creating beautiful style with a historic foundation continues, for each design she creates embodies a spirit and character of past eras.

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Blue Brocade


Blue Brocade is about savouring the beauty in the time worn and forgotten, about rediscovering a personal style with genuine vintage details, and bringing cast-aside embellishments to life for women today.

Each design offers a chance to fall in love all over again with genuine antique pieces and to experience beloved adornments seen in history books and sweeping historic dramas. It is a marrying of a love for long afternoons lost in antique shops, a desire to step back in time if only for a moment, and finding inspiring ways to bring the past to life again for women who are looking for truly unique accessories.

Whether for joyful days celebrating love and laughter, sultry soirees for two, or to add a flair to everyday hair, Blue Brocade offers women versatile, handcrafted hair and hat accessories that truly whisper of the past.  

With antique pieces that I collect, I wonder about the past lives of the women who once wore them, of the soirees of dancing and candle light. Those long agos inspire me, designing new ways to cherish these traces of the past.
— Jessa

Blue Brocade designs can be purchased at Lillian Wild Bridal Boutique in Kelowna, Canada, and online here. Blue Brocade has also been featured in the media including Style Me Pretty, Vancouver Bride, Wed Luxe, Real Weddings and mre. Connect with Blue Brocade on Instagram for a glimpse behind the scenes, and Like Blue Brocade on Facebook for more inspiration.