My 2017 Hat Pick of the Year

Three Things about my 2017 Hat Pick of the Year that you must Experience for Yourself When I founded the Mobile Millinery Museum back in 1999, my focus was on preserving the lost millinery treasures of the past. I had no idea of the glory to come as modern designers would take up the mantle ofContinue reading “My 2017 Hat Pick of the Year”

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”

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”

Historical Hat Show at Hollandview Trail

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 anContinue reading “Historical Hat Show at Hollandview Trail”

Now Booking Hat Shows for 2016

While hats are always in season at the Mobile Millinery Museum, May is our busiest month; in fact, I’ve just come off of eight shows in nine days and am gearing up for next week’s schedule of Mother’s Day and Victoria Day hat show celebrations.  We still have some spring and summer dates available forContinue reading “Now Booking Hat Shows for 2016”

Kicking off Hat Season with a Lacey Maria Curcic Stunner

Here at the Mobile Millinery Museum hats are always in season, but our busy time starts in May. In fact, last weekend we presented six shows in four days. Hats say spring, of course, and with Mothers’ Day and Victoria Day falling in this month the hat celebrations and teas keep us busy daily. Hats also say weddings, andContinue reading “Kicking off Hat Season with a Lacey Maria Curcic Stunner”

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.