Hat Teas

Often, ladies will mention that they love to wear hats, but don’t often have the opportunity to wear them. Why not invite your friends to tea and suggest that they each wear a hat? The hat doesn’t have to be fancy, just something they love wearing and feel comfortable in. Recently, I joined a tea…

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Hats for the Garden

Hats and gardening go together well. One can stay much cooler while gardening in a hat. In addition, hats protect your skin from the ravages of the sun. My father, a farmer, has always worn hats and today, looks much younger than his 77 years of age. Hopefully, I have inherited the same gene! To…

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Where To Wear

People often say to me, “Oh I love your hat, I wish I could wear one!” or ” I love hats but never know when or where to wear them.” I’ve faced these taunting questions too. When I first started interning with Polly, I was so excited because have a deep love for fashion, but…

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Wedded Bliss

 June has always been the traditional month for weddings. With wonderful weather, carefree days and the kids out of school, this was always a popular month for wedded bliss. However, many brides are now choosing July for their weddings. And of course, the date 7/07/07 will be a very popular date for many brides. Veils…

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Del Mar Hat Day

July 18th is the opening day at Del Mar Race Track. It has become the West Coast’s Derby Day and Ascot rolled into one. Why? It is known as “Hat Day” or rather “The One and Only Truly Fabulous Hats Contest”. I have been busy designing hats for my clients to wear at at Del…

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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…

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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…

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