Hat Care

How does one care for their hats? Here are a few basics: Store your hat out of the direct sun. Many hats have been bleached and ruined by the sun. Once faded, they are difficult to repair. Obviously, one wears summer hats in the sun, but when not wearing your hat, display and keep it…

Hats Create Memories

Hats are memorable. Quite often, people do not remember what someone wore, but they can describe the hat in detail. This was illustrated to me just a few days ago. I was having lunch with some older ladies who remembered my grandmother. I lost Meme in 1989 and still miss her dearly. What was amazing…

The Hat Boom

In the past year the popularity of hats has risen tremendously. Polly’s business has grown rapidly from what is was this time, the previous year. Is there something in the water or are hats coming back in fashion? Every year the Kentucky Derby is a great place to see people wearing hats, but this year…

Inspiration by Audrey

As anyone who has visited my website will notice, many of my designs have been inspired by Audrey Hepburn. Her timeless elegance and simple style always impressed me. Even though I love trends, I always go back to the classics. I feel a classic design is much easier to work around than a trend. How…

Derby Fashion Tips

It’s getting near that time….the flowers are blooming and the Run for the Roses is just around the corner. Derby will be here before you know it! One of the most important necessities for the Kentucky Derby is a fabulous hat. Derby hats come in all shapes and sizes. If you want to go for…