WHAT IS THE UBER-ACCESSORY FOR A GLAMOROUS WOMAN?
Why hats, of course!
We had the great good fortune be invited to milliner Louise Green’s hat shop and factory. Entering through the tall blue doors, we stepped into a magical garden of flowers, ribbons, bows and brims. Louise came bustling out and introduced us to her magnificent collection of current styles in the comfortably appointed showroom where she receives her celebrity and socialite clients and buyers from stores like Neiman Marcus
WHAT MAKES A HAT A WORK OF ART?
Here was a real hat factory and Louise showed us the machines and wooden head forms that go into sizing, blocking and sewing a hat. We were awed by Louis’s inventory of felt hat shapes in all the tones of the rainbow, soon to be steamed, scissored and blocked into their final configuration. We drooled over her vast collection of antique trims, her boxes of silk flowers – all the decorations that make a Louise Green hat such a work of art.
We were like a couple of foxes in the henhouse back to the showroom again. So many exquisite hats…the feathers flew! We finally made our choices – Suzi a turquoise top hat that matched here eyeglass frames, and Gretchen who couldn’t make up her mind took two fairyland floral headbands. Thank you, Louise!
If Heaven has hats, I will be a Very Good Girl.