Make a Statement

It’s been a pretty crazy week here in the U.S. And my life feels torn between political issues and millinery, which is largely focused just on being beautiful. I wondered whether there were any examples of modern millinery making political statements, and I haven’t found much. (I emphatically exclude ball…

Bespoke and Couture

Several months ago, I went on a bit of a rant about using the wrong words for hat shapes. Recently, I saw a wonderful piece by The New York Times: “Bespoke This, Bespoke That. Enough Already.” So, cue another entry of me being pedantic. Again. 😉 I hope at least one person will say…

Authenticity and Joy

Sometimes it’s hard to figure out what I’m going to write about. But two days after my last “Millinery Operations” post, I knew what this month would be about — when I heard that Bill Cunningham had died. Bill was one of the most important people in the fashion industry…