Zola Makes the Cover of Kentucky Monthly

http://kentuckymonthly.com/ Each year, Kentucky Monthly Magazine does a Derby Issue in April. This year, writer Melissa Burton came to my house and interviewed three different hat designers. It was a sun filled morning with Wales Hunter, the photographer, being the only male present among ten chattering ladies. Melissa brought donuts and we swore off our…

Night & Day

Night and day, you are the one Only you beneath the moon or under the sun Whether near to me, or far Its no matter darling where you are I think of you. Cole Porter How often do we hear “I just can’t make up my mind!” ? Often enough. Once, a customer who just…

Hats at the Belmont?

It’s funny, but people always assume that our business shuts down after the Kentucky Derby. Yes, it is quieter. However, I stay busy designing hats for the summer races as well as weddings and charity events all year long. Believe it or not, clients buy Kentucky Derby hats all year round! I am working on…

Polly & Jan at the Derby

Well, believe it or not, Jan and I survived the Kentucky Derby. We had many obstacles, but somehow, we made it. Everything that could go wrong did, but all ended up fine in the end. You’ll notice that in the photo above, we are dressed alike. We didn’t intend it that way, as you will…