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Louise Green Millinery Trunk Show July 14 at Pasadena Museum of History

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The Artists Showcase on July 14, 2013 from 1-4 will be a great chance for you to get a new hat. http://www.pasadenahistory.org/ or

July 11, 2013 at 9:31 pm Leave a comment

Milliners at the National Arts Club in NYC March 11-15, 2013

March 2013 2Milliners at the National Arts Club in New York City with an opening party on Monday 3-11.

March 2, 2013 at 3:06 pm 1 comment

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February 6, 2013 at 10:24 pm Leave a comment

Optimo Hats is coming to The Loop!

Oh, happy day for the hat wearing men in Chicago! (and the men that should be wearing them!) The famous and fabulous Optimo Hats is opening an additional location in the historic Montauk Building at 115 Monroe Street at Dearborn this December.  Two classics come together just in time for holiday shopping.  Doesn’t your fella need a new fedora?  Gift Certificates are available.

December 10, 2011 at 9:37 pm Leave a comment

Yestadt Millinery on NBC’s Thread NY Wedding Special

Jane and Molly of Yestadt Millinery were featured on THREAD NY’s wedding episode 4/19/11 so check their website to see the fun video. 

Perhaps they are also designing for the new Anthropologie wedding line which was launched on Valentine’s Day under the name “beholden” or www.bhldn.com and features many unique headpieces including this lovely silk curl and veil.

The ladies of Yestadt continue the press frenzy by showing several spring looks in the hot fashion site Daily Candy.  The Roundup section is having a Hat Fancy all week.

April 20, 2011 at 5:25 pm Leave a comment

Spring Trends – Saucer Hats and Mini-Fedoras

Royal Wedding Fever includes speculation about the millinery for the upcoming event’s influence on hat styles.  While the fascination with fascinators continues, the saucer hat is expected to come on strong.  Larger than a fascinator, the saucer is a bolder statement and a more substantial base for feathers, flowers and loops.  The benefit of a fascinator or saucer over a large brimmed hat is that the wearer is more easily photographed and framed rather than hidden under a brim. It also prevents blocking the view of others while adding height. When selecting a saucer hat, the angle of the hat to the head with a complementary hair style is what makes the shape really work. The lace and feather saucer hat shown here is by Philip Treacy, tapped to be The Milliner for the Royal Wedding. He survived being a judge on Project Runway so the Royal Wedding should be a cakewalk.

Men’s fedoras and stingy-brims have been flying off the shelves for several seasons.  Now that the lads have had a taste of hat life, higher quality straws with more adventurous bands are making a move.  Not to be left out, the girls have been wearing boyfriend hats, that is to say, borrowing the boy hats for their own.  Fedoras made just for women with more feminine lines and trim are selling like mad. The dandy velvet and feather trimmed mini-fedora show here is by Little Hill Wool Works and is available at etsy.com.

The mini-hat is a saucy trend with the mini-top hat adding to the steam punk and retro-Victorian vibe.  This hot pink topper is by Hat Shadows.    The love match of menswear with the mini hat results in the fabulous mini-Fedora.  Mini-hats called toy, doll or tilt hats were wildly popular in the late 1930’s and highlighted in the 1939 movie The Women.         Color Color Color – Electric colors and a variety of feathers round out the spring trend report.  Peacock feathers are seen dyed in bright colors never dreamed of by any peacock.  Now get your hat on and get out there!

April 18, 2011 at 8:22 pm Leave a comment

Ellen Christine Millinery on My Fair Wedding

The third season of the WeTV series on Sunday nights, My Fair Wedding with David Tutera, featured a Great Gatsby Wedding.  Click the link for a video glimpse of the vintage inspired event.  The 1920’s style hats, veils and gloves were from the New York City shop of Ellen Christine Millinery.  The custom made lace cap and bridal veil were lovely and the birdcage headpiece for the reception was a feathery delight.

April 4, 2011 at 8:08 pm Leave a comment

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