Secrets Hidden in a 1916 Net Lace Wedding Gown

It’s no secret that I’m into vintage fashion, bigtime! And no matter where and why I travel, I find time to source some special pieces for the Mobile Millinery Museum & Costume Archive. This past July was not different; I picked up some stunning and historically important pieces on my travels which I will blogContinue reading “Secrets Hidden in a 1916 Net Lace Wedding Gown”

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”

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”

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.