Holiday Hat Season

With Remembrance Day, over my thoughts turn from my first book, Dear Harry (a compilation of my grandfather’s World War I experiences) to hats. While putting the finishing touches to my upcoming book on childrens’ clothing, I’ve also been dealing with family illness and my husband’s surgery. But the holiday hat season is gearing up and I’ll […]

Maria Curcic Online Store Now Open

It is now easier than ever to own a one-of-a-kind hat, cap, or fascinator from the prestigious Canadian milliner, Maria Curcic. Her online store went live on the 15th of this month and features so many tempting, wearable designs,  that I don’t know what to order first. I am certain, however, that I’ll be buying a festive […]

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 to […]

Canada’s Pride: Maria Curcic, Millinery Designer Extaordinaire!

Two new Maria Curcic hats arrived yesterday. This Paris born-and-trained millinery designer is a master.  First out of the box was a work of art called To The Symphony  a stunning veiled headband style with a front-and-centre vintage rhinestone pin that is almost badge-like. The large Duchesse silk bow dominates a diamond dot veil with occasional pearl […]

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, and […]

Hats to Pack for Cuba

OK, it’s off to Holguin once again for a week in the sun at the Sol Rio de Luna Y Mares resort near Guardalavaca. Depending upon where you travel in this world, you either pack hats to take, or save room for those hats you will buy when you’re away. At least, I hope  you do. Today, I’m […]

Birds in Fashion

Be they embroidered, sequined, woven, or fashioned from their magnificent plumage itself, birds have long played an important and sometimes controversial role in centuries of fashion design and execution. One of my favourite show hats is this feather-trimmed fascinator by Maria Curcic, called Flaming Desire.  Here is another spectacular piece by this Paris trained designer: […]