When I was a kid, my Great Aunt Ella introduced me to the wonders of big city sale shopping. She’d don hat and gloves, prepare her purse with chocolate treats to dole out at intervals, and take me on the streetcar to some of her favourite fashion haunts in Montreal. It was summer in the […]
When Red Hat Queen Eleanor Rollinson asked me to perform my Retrospective Millinery Fashion Show at her district branch convention, I was thrilled and a little intimidated. In a room full of 200 red-hat, purple dress-wearing women, would my various millinery museum pieces be noticed? Even Evelyn had her concerns; she asked me to cut […]
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A CNN reporter interviewing Vogue Magazine’s Style Editor this week remarked on Oprah’s Royal Wedding hat, describing it as “vintagey”. What a great word! It is high time that the word vintage, as it applies to “fashion”, was redefined. Perhaps in the interim, “vintagey” will do. Sort of like vintage, but more important in its […]
Swimsuit styles of the 1950s are worth taking a second look. We’ve pulled them out of the archives in readyness for our travelling exhibit of iconic 1950s fashion. Here’s what makes them so interesting: At a time when suburbia was in its infancy and backyard pools promised a luxury lifestyle, swimsuits were not only structured […]
Happy Nurses’ Week from the Mobile Millinery Museum & Costume Archive as we add vintage uniforms and caps to our Nightingale collection. Hats off to the Montreal Children’s Hospital, the Lakeshore GeneralLakeshore General, Chedoke, St. Peter’s Hospital, and Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital where I learned much in my 18-year nursing career.
Although much of the media focus May 19th will be on Prince Harry and his bride, there will be plenty of attention devoted to hats. We’re taking our best Special Occasion hats & fascinators to Parkland for our own celebration.
In between studying for two psychology exams this week, I’ll be pulling some pieces from archives and packing them for a presentation of #EdwardianFashion. The Mobile Millinery Museum & Costume archive will be returning to Parkland on the Glen Retirement Residence April 14th our ‘Unsinkable Fashion from the Titanic era’ show, An exhibit of authentic Titanic era fashion, […]
We’re taking our #Hatlove to #Etobicoke in time for the #RoyalWedding.
Every day is hat day for me, but for you more conservative types, tomorrow’s the day you can cast aside your inhibitions and don the most glorious chapeau you can find. This is also the weekend to watch that classic feel-good movie, Easter Parade. You will be inspired to buy a fabulous hat if you don’t […]