Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Honey, can I jump on it sometime?
Yes, I just wanna see
If it's really that expensive kind
You know it balances on your head
Just like a mattress balances
On a bottle of wine
Your brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat
Monday, September 21, 2009
So I've re-fallen in love with the Indianapolis Public Library once again. Bless them they've gone and gotten the best hat book out there in years! Tragically unable to cross the pond for London's V&A Museum exhibition sigh.... I have the next best thing, book in hand! If you want to see what a hat should be check out "Hats an Anthology by Stephen Jones". He was the first to bring back the hat as a fashionable piece of art in the 1980s and continues to innovate today. Along with Philip Treacy, Stephen is the king of hats in my book. "Hats an Anthology" is a delightful read with lots of great photos, inspiration and hat history. Along with this killer hat quote from John Galliano:
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Emilliner is excited to announce the opening of the gallery show "Dress Your Head: An Exhibition of Modern Millinery" at the Art Institute of Indianapolis.
From Sarah Jessica Parker and her vibrant cocktail hats to Aretha’s over the top Inauguration topper, today’s fashionable women are speaking loud and clear: hats are back!
And they’re not your grandmother’s pillbox. Gone are the formalities of the traditional crown and brim. Fresh from across the ocean, Fascinators are the latest British trend to grace the heads of the fashion forward. Other modern, easy to wear shapes make the hat an essential accessory not just special occasion wear. With the fluidity of today’s fashion rules a hat is a chic accessory for everyday.
Mindful of the great tradition and elegance of millinery’s past, Emily uses new shapes, textures and color to create a truly unique look. From a feathery fascinator to runway couture, this exhibition explores Emilliner’s vision of the modern hat. A hat is an accessory. A disguise. A flirt. A protection. A statement. With today’s anything goes fashion stand out! be confidant! dress your head!
Exhibit hours at the institute, 3500 Depauw Blvd., are 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The show will run through December 2009.
Emilliner would like to give special thanks:
The Art Institute of Indianapolis, Natalie Swindell and Abby Shaffer
Drew Endicott Photography and Susan Rains
Lodge Design and Nathan Zarse
Designer : Praseth Kong
Hair and Makeup: Kat Sterrett and KaraMia
Models: Laura Avgerinos, Olga Alkhutoua, Erica Turer, and Mariel Greenlee
Saks Fifth Avenue and Kelly Baugh
Emilliner in the news!
Listening to NPR in the car on the way to the coffee shop this Sunday morning, I was given a moment of inspiration. Click and Clack muse on on the qualities of various headlights. While I find it all mildly amusing wouldn't it be exciting to have a resource for fashion, better yet hats? Fedora vs. Trilby. Sinamay vs. Straw. Thrilling. I must admit to the bias of being a milliner by trade, but I still think its worth a go. We have a "Car Talk" why not a "Hat Talk"?