Talking Darlings of Dress

The Darlings of Dress interview with Harry Rinker is now archived on www.gcnlive.com Go to the website, click on “Archives/Podcast” on the toolbar, select WHATCHA GOT? in the pop-up window, click on Sunday, January 7 The interview will occur approximately 30 minutes into the second hour of the program. Source: Whatcha Got Advertisements

Available in August

This book has been a long time in coming, but well worth the wait. Thank  you to all who shared stories, costume artefacts, and images for this project. I am now working on a second book in this series, Darlings of Dress; Children’s Costume 1920 – 1940.

Santa Delivers a Millinery Gift Lift

Let’s face it, a pretty hat can be a real spirit booster; in fact, it used to be common knowledge that the cure for a low mood was the purchase of a new hat. In my mother’s day, a woman never went out in public without a hat, and yes, there were many good reasons […]

Black Magic, a Vintage Millinery Exhibit Old Hollywood Style

…and now for something completely different Have you fallen in love with the fashions in those old black and white movies? Whether it’s a romantic comedy or a love story, the cinematic experience wouldn’t be the same without the attention-grabbing glamourous hats.    Vintage fashion enthusiasts and fans of the Mobile Millinery Museum presentations now have two hat […]

The Georgian says Yes to the Wedding Dress Exhibit

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 […]

Welcome! You have found the hat Show lady, Norma Shephard. I am a vintage fashion purist with a passion for hats.

I am interested in all aspects of vintage fashion, particularly millinery. The focus of this blog will be hats. Since founding the Mobile Millinery Museum in 1999, I have amassed over 2500 of them, half of which are featured in my collector’s guide, from Schiffer Books, entitled 1,000 Hats.