Head- to- toe Tips on How to Dress for a Summer Clearance sale

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 theContinue reading “Head- to- toe Tips on How to Dress for a Summer Clearance sale”

Did you Spot the Royal Wedding “Vintagey” Hat?

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 itsContinue reading “Did you Spot the Royal Wedding “Vintagey” Hat?”

Mothers’ Day Hat Shows & Special Events

The Mobile Millinery Museum is gearing up for our busy May season once again. We kick off Mothers’ Day weekend early this year (Thursday, May 11th) with a visit to the Chartwell Montgomery Village Retirement Residence in Orangeville where we will present our signature Retrospective Millinery Fashion Show.  The Mobile Millinery Museum is home toContinue reading “Mothers’ Day Hat Shows & Special Events”

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.

The Witches’ Tea Party

Fall under Autumn’s spell with the Mobile Millinery Museum’s Witches’ Tea Party presentation, a celebration of black hats and tea culture. This Halloween-themed seasonal exhibit is a witch’s brew of black fashion hats through the decades, available throughout September, October, and November only. Call or email for details and see why even witches can’t resistContinue reading “The Witches’ Tea Party”

Only the Best at Vintage Soul Geek on King Street East

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/loungeContinue reading “Only the Best at Vintage Soul Geek on King Street East”