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Reliving our favorite moments from a recent photoshoot in Southern California’s vibey coastal town.

There’s a reason why a television show was created and named “Laguna Beach,” one of the most beautiful and iconic beach towns we’ve been to. Just an hour up the coast from San Diego, we ventured to Laguna Beach for the backdrop to our Fall/Winter ‘22 photoshoot - the nostalgia was thick that day. The star of the shoot in every way, the lighting from the golden hour sun shined just bright enough and the crashing waves were right on cue. Mother nature was on our side at every angle for shooting our new collection, inspired by a ‘Staring at the Sea’, coastal sunset aesthetic. Each moment was artfully encapsulated on film by the Jessie Jean Photography team as our stunning model, Hannah Fuchser, served all the looks - on the rocks and by the water. The local beach goers and surfers started to thin out as the sun retreated, leaving us with a slightly moodier, ocean-mist-kissed scenery. At the end of that late summer afternoon in Laguna Beach, we knew the soul of our first Fall/Winter hat collection was captured perfectly.

Scenes from the Leah Fall/Winter photoshoot in Laguna Beach, California.
Behind the scenes shot of the Jessie Jean Photography team capturing a moody setting.
Owner and designer, Leah, making the final wardrobe and styling adjustments for the Fall/Winter photoshoot.
Owner/designer, Leah, styling the next look with model, Hannah Fuchser
The Leah photoshoot team headed to the picturesque Southern California beach to capture more images for the Fall/Winter campaign.
Heading down to the beach to capture the sunset shots on the water.

Designed with coastal tones and an organic color palette, each wool felt hat in the new Fall/Winter collection is handcrafted by Puebla, Mexican artisans in an ethical trade environment - sourcing the finest sustainable wool from South America. The collection features three ready to wear styles: the Elise Fedora in brown, Kiss Me Fedora in charcoal, tan, and white, and the Smith Rancher in black and brown - each hat is adorned with a genuine leather removable hat band.

Ended the Fall/Winter Leah photoshoot with the dreamiest sunset backdrop in Laguna Beach.
Ended the shoot with an epic California sunset, surrounded by crashing waves.
The new, small batch, collection will be available to purchase end of-October. We’ve added a new feature to the website where you can enter your email address or phone number to be notified as soon as the new product becomes available. In the meantime, enjoy browsing the Staring at the Sea Fall/Winter ‘22 collection, and our selection of photos from the photoshoot. Tell us what you think about the new styles and which one you’re most excited for! Leave a comment below, chat with us on Instagram @Leah_California, or email us at for any product related questions or feedback. We promise, these hats will be worth the wait!  

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