Three enthusiastic staff members of Hollandview Trail Retirement Residence in Aurora modelled hats for us today as we presented another Retrospective Millinery Fashion Show. The fabulous felt 1960s Christian Dior pictured here made its debut at the show and was well received. Researcher Deirdre Macdonald was also on hand to experience for herself how audiences respond to an […]
Staff of the Georgian Retirement Residence in Dundas Ontario dressed for a day like no other on Thursday as they welcomed the Mobile Millinery Museum’s “Say Yes to the Wedding Dress” presentation. Residents and guests of the Chartwell facility were treated to a retrospective of bridal finery from the 1860s to the 1980s. Many of the gowns on […]
Here’s a show-stopping straw by Toronto’s Philip Warde. Judging by the high crown and wide straw brim, it appears to have been made in the late 1960s. Green velvet ribbon is threaded in and around the loops of straw.
The grand opening of Hamilton’s newest and coolest vintage clothing shop isn’t until next weekend and already I’ve made the pilgrimage there from Burlington three times. What’s the draw? For me, it’s the clothes (the collection is carefully culled and curated), but it doesn’t hurt that the shop is airy, boutique-like, and features a generous fitting room/lounge […]
Many Majesty rocked these off-the-forehead, high-crowned turbans she so often wore in the ’60s. It didn’t hurt that the style aesthetic of the day was very matchy/matchy. Over the years I have collected so many similar 1960s toppers that I was able to exhibit a few hundred of them at Paletta Mansion in Burlington, Ontario on the occasion of the Queen’s Jubilee […]
All that’s needed are a few Easter eggs or a little bird to nest in this feathered brim. A high-crowned, late 1960s raspberry felt for a chilly Easter. label: Ellen Faith, Paris, New York.
A profusion of millinery blossoms give the impression of lilacs in bloom. This treasure was made by Toronto milliner Philip Warde.
This darling little daisy bedecked Easter bonnet for a young girl was likely factory-made in the 1960s – a time when a new spring outfit complete with hat, coat, and gloves was de rigeur for mothers and daughters alike. As a child of the ’60s. I am such a fan of daisies that I dedicated an […]