Honouring World War I women with a Unique Fashion Exhibit

November 11, 2019 marks a century since the observance of Amistice Day November 11, 1919. Accordingly, the Mobile Millinery Museum is honouring the women who saw their husbands, sons, and sweethearts off to the Great War with an exhibit of Women’s Fashions 1914-1919. As always, we can’t be everywhere, so enquire now about available dates for this one-hour, interactiveContinue reading “Honouring World War I women with a Unique Fashion Exhibit”

Top 5 Reasons Why I Love Those Crazy- Popular Red Hatters

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 cutContinue reading “Top 5 Reasons Why I Love Those Crazy- Popular Red Hatters”

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?”

Waiting for my Fantasy in Pink

 This beauty, a hot pink sinamay straw with red feathers, is on its way to me from millinery designer Maria Curcic’s studio in B.C.  Although it is fitted with clips, I have asked Maria to add an elastic chignon strap which works best for me with a fascinator. These straps hide under the hair andContinue reading “Waiting for my Fantasy in Pink”

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”

5 Reasons to Rock a Turban This Fall

Stella Jean is making turbans fashionable again and it’s about time. Take a look at her Africa Print headpieces and you’ll find it’s hard to focus on the clothing, the hats are so great. The turban is a classic style that has been revived from time to time with variations, but now is not the time toContinue reading “5 Reasons to Rock a Turban This Fall”