Top Hats – Always in Style

We all love Top Hats. I have been wanting to work on them for quite awhile. In my opinion, they have timeless and elegant appeal while being vintage in style. Top hats are supposed to be “hot” this year due to Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming “Australia”. The film will feature Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman. In…

Hats In “The Duchess”

“Men have many ways to express themselves. We only have our hats and dresses” – Keira Knightley as the Duchess of Devonshire in “The Duchess” Last night, I went with a group of friends to see “The Duchess”. The new movie features Keira Knightley as the Duchess of Devonshire, a direct ancestor of Lady Diana…

A Gathering of Well Wishers

…laughter tinkled among the teacups. Mr. Appolinax, T.S. Eliot A cool September morning in a lovely rural locale was the setting for a tea in honor of Polly Singer. Longtime friends Caroline and Jane gathered a group of Polly’s intimates for a brunch to congratulate Polly on the recent inclusion of hats from her collection…

Fall Hat Month

It’s currently 73 degrees, one can hardly interpret this as a nip in the air, however, it is enough of a drop to remind us that fall is just around the corner. Did you know that September is Fall Hat Month? Rebecca Chamberlain reminds us in a blog on her charming Ladies’ Historical Tea website.…

Hats off to Victoria

It was a pleasure to have 4 hats featured in the September/October issue of Victoria Magazine. I was contacted back in June to provide 4 hats for the fall layout. Little did I know that they would be featured so prominently in Victoria! It has been such a thrill for me since Victoria is one…

A Hat for Tea Time

Working with a limited cache of materials on a tight deadline, a deadline which came on the heels of months of tight deadlines does not make for ideal working conditions. This was the situation when Polly was asked by a magazine stylist to create a hat for a photoshoot. In June, soon after the Kentucky…

Our New Name:

What’s in a name? Everything it seems. Naming a child, business or even pet is difficult. And when times change, needs change as well. We have done business since 2004 under the name of All You Need Is Love Hats and Veils. Recently, we decided to change to just my name, Polly Singer. We thought…

Dealing with Hat Hair

As a milliner, I often get asked by clients, “How do I cope with hat hair?”. As any hat wearer knows, in the dog days of summer, our heads can get drenched with perspiration while wearing a hat. Our heads generate heat. That’s why in the winter, we are told to wear hats to keep…