Hats were a normal accessory when I was a young girl as it was mandatory to wear a hat before entering into a Catholic Church. I had seen the nuns drop a dirty dust cloth on my peers who neglected to bring a hat to wear to the weekday school mass. No dirty cloths for me.
My mother worked for years as the Head of the Coat and Dress Department for Lerner Dress Shop in downtown Pittsburgh.
" Lerner Shops was founded in 1918 by Samuel A. Lerner and Harold M Lane in NYC. The Company was acquired in the 1960's by Rapid-American, a holding company. In 1985 it was purchased by the Limited, Inc. and when sold in 2002 it was operated as Lerner New York and New York & Company. "
Fashion and style is in my blood. My mother who looked like a composite of Marilyn Monroe and Doris Day had the most wonderful collection of stylish hats. My eyes danced as I squealed with delight every time she carefully lifted down her hat boxes, untied the ribbons on the lids, slowly pulled open the tissue like a flower blooming in the garden to reveal another wonderful HAT ;~)
Wearing a head piece always makes me feel special .
Why should brides have all the fun ?
|Retro means classic beauty and ultimate femininity.|
|Not quiet ready to add the bird cage veil yet don't want to miss out on the fun ;~)|
|Beautiful Moire, watery silk look, plays with the lights|
|Remember you're never fully dressed without a smile ;~)|
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