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?”

Celebrating 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland

Hats are my wonderland, so imagine my delight when my daughter gifted me with a replica of the Mad Hatter marvel worn by Johnny Depp in the 2010 Tim Burton movie, Alice in Wonderland. 2015 marks 150 years since the publication of the book and the enchanting story still manages to captivate.  The Mobile Millinery Museum houses a greatContinue reading “Celebrating 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland”

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.