Hats On For Hembree – Vintage Fashion Show

Hats On For Hembree Invitation
Hats On For Hembree Invitation

One of the cool things about having a website is that I meet many new friends. A few weeks ago, I had the good fortune of being asked to speak in Roswell, Georgia at an event that the Roswell Historical Society hosted. It was a luncheon/vintage hat show called “Hats Off For Hembree”. The event was a fundraiser for the Hembree Farm project.

Fashionable Citizens of Roswell
Fashionable Citizens of Roswell

The vintage hat show was the idea of the Hembree Family descendant, Carmen Ford. She graciously loaned nearly 30 vintage hats to the Roswell Historical Society for the luncheon. Many of the hats had been worn by her grandmother. Sherron Lawson researched and wrote the information that was read as each hat was modeled. The hats were simply spectacular. It was a quite a treat for everyone to take a trip to past and not only view the vintage hats, but also learn about designers and millinery history as well.

Eliza at Ascot Cake
Eliza at Ascot Cake

I had donated Eliza At Ascot to Historical Society. They decided to make it a raffle item, so that everyone who bought a ticket was eligible to win it. Cakes by Darcy got involved and designed a cake to look exactly like the Eliza at Ascot hat! It was a treat to see such culinary creativity. Cakes by Darcy also donated 3 cakes that looked like hat boxes, albeit very tasty ones!

Hat Box Cake by Cakes By Darcy
Hat Box Cake by Cakes By Darcy

All in all, it was such a pleasant day. There were almost 90 people at the event. For those of you who haven’t visited Roswell, Georgia, it is a lovely historic town. Unlike Atlanta, it was virtually untouched during the Civil War, so there are many historic homes to visit.

By: Polly Singer