Adria Freshley is a creative and passionate woman whom we admire. We are honor to be able to feature her + all the hats she wear! Her creative authenticity shines through her work.
What are the roles or hats you lead in your life?
Oh goodness, I feel like I wear so many! But the main ones would be a photographer, a storyteller, a people lover, and an avid thrifter. The things you’ll hear me talk about the most are: pizza, the way the light falls in a room to create shadows, thrifting, how I love anything in Dalmatian print, puns + dad jokes, and how much your presence matters!
Which hat do you find most rewarding?
I love my photography hat because in it I not only get to be creative + fuel my soul that way, but I get to be a cheerleader. When I work with my clients, I get to champion the best things in them + help them feel confident for who they are. I get to come alongside them in their passions + that honestly is the most rewarding.
What hats do you find the most challenging and what do you do to embrace them?
My confidence hat is probably the most challenging. For the longest time I wouldn’t call myself a photographer because I felt like I was faking it—I had no idea how to run a business (and ya girl is STILL learning!). I’ve been taking photos for 10+ years, but only last year did I begin to say, “I am a photographer” when asked what I do. If I’m being really transparent, I sometimes still feel imposter syndrome creeping in when I say it today.
I would say that this season of my life has been a lot of me learning to embrace those feelings of discomfort + fear. Because embracing them has the potential to propel me into something new + exciting, something stretching + growing.
What hats are least known about you?
I LOVE to sing. You can catch me belting musicals around the house, singing entire concerts in the shower, humming to the grocery store music. A secret dream of mine is to record a song in a studio someday. Not saying I’d be studio good, but what a fun, once in a lifetime experience it’d be!
Who or what inspires you?
Music inspires me. The Epilogue by CHPTRS is one of my absolute favorite things to listen to. Then there’s Johnnyswim which is perfect for everything—I can dance to it, edit pictures to it, cry to it…mm, it’s the best. The songs that inspire me the most are the ones where the artist has somehow gotten a hold of + penned to music my thoughts I can never seem to make into actual words.
There are a handful of people in my life who just floor me with the way they live their life. The one thing they all have in common is how they love people with their entire heart. They do it in tangible ways, it’s not just lip service, and their impact whether big or small is deep + significant.
Favorite Gigi Pip style/color + why?
My favorite Gigi Pip hat is my Emma! It’s crazy because I totally didn’t use to be a hat person, but for whatever reason something switched + now I find myself trying to pair a hat with every outfit. I love the Emma’s wide brim + how the color goes with just about everything. It takes my outfit from here to HERE + it makes me feel SO confident. Catch me walking with an extra swing in my hips wearing my Gigi Pip ;)
Thank you Adria for taking your time and sharing with us!! We Adore you + your creativity is inspiring!
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Women's hat sizes are fairly intuitive. The average women's head size measures around 57cm. If you are unsure of your hat size the Gigi Pip small/medium hat would be the best starting point. The small/medium hat size is made to fit 57cm + can be adjusted down to 55cm. If you know you have a slightly larger head go with the 59cm size. As far as Gigi Pip sizing goes this is a medium/large, made to fit a 59cm head size + then can be adjusted down to 57cm. The largest size Gigi Pip offers is a 61 cm, labeled as an XL, like our other sizes the 61 can be sized down to 59 cm. For women who feel they have a slightly smaller head than normal we recommend an XS which begins at 55cm + can be sized down to 53 cm. In select styles we offer kids sizing which begins at 53 cm + can be adjusted to 51 cm.
In short- the most common hat size is a S/M (57cm). While this is the most common hat size, remember that properly sizing your Gigi Pip hat will ensure the best fit.
There are two primary methods of measuring your hat size + are based on the style in which you wear your hat. You will need to take both measurements (shown below) + then use the larger of the two measurements to determine your hat size. Once you've received your hat, you can decide how you would like to wear it + adjust your hat size accordingly.
TIP: If you don't have a textile measuring tape, use a string or piece of yarn to measure the distance around your head. After you have marked the yarn around your head, lay it out flat on the ground or table + measure the straightened out piece of yarn with a measuring stick or regular measuring tape.
Adjustable Inner Band Instructions
Flip up the sweatband to find the Velcro tab + pull to tighten. Velcro the ribbon back in place to secure your desired fit. The adjustable band can adjust the hat up to 5 cm when necessary! Some helpful tips about our adjustable inner band-
Hat Sizing Tape Instructions
Hat sizing tape is an additional option for tightening the fit of your hat. Place the foam tape on the inside of your hat, behind the sweatband, with the sticky side facing towards the hat wall. Wrap the tape completely around the hat for maximum size decrease or cut tape length in half for a more moderate decrease. Size to fit prior to removing the adhesive cover. Once the fit is correct, remove the adhesive cover, press firmly into place, and wa-lah.
For more questions about hat sizing, please contact Gigi Pip at firstname.lastname@example.org.