Friday, March 12, 2010

aMuse Haute Hats Show

Last weekend I hosted my first hat fashion show. I wanted to envoke the style of 1950's couture houses. A time when ladies came to be shown the newest styles in an intimate, beautiful setting. The models would be beautiful, sophisticated, and perfect canvases for glamourous hats, jewelry, gloves, and bags. I think the photo above, so Vogue-inspired, is the perfect embodiment of the day.
With so many Spring hat-wearing events coming up, we wanted to show traditional and contemporary hat styles to chose for Easter, Passover, Azalea Garden Party, Kentucky Derby, and weddings. See what you think....
Several local businesses were instrumental in helping pull the whole day off flawlessly--'Style Girl' Jess James, The Dessert Divas, Bangz Hair Salon, and Island Florals by Roxanne.

That's me on the left, with 'Style Girl' Jess James, in her hat I made several years ago for a '20's fashion show she produced. Jess is a fashion writer/editor, stylist, and all-round fashion guru. She beautifully styled the models with vintage and contemporary jewelry, gloves, and bags from my shop, aMuse. Wait until you see the pictures! Great job, Jess!

Last minute backstage instructions and clarifications! Sinatra in the background singing 'New York, New York,' was our cue for the beginning of the show! Cool jazz then set the tone for our models to step out--grace, style, sophistication, hattitude!!

I invited 3 of my former students to send hats to the show. They all surprised me by not only sending some gorgeous hats, but decided to actually come for the show!
Above (center) is Diane Shaggot, Hats to Di For (Atlanta, GA), with two of her hats.

This is Jenny Pfanenstiel (center), Forme Millinery (Chicago, IL), with two of her kicky fascinators, and of course the one on her head.

And this is Andre Baxter, Christine Designs (Atlanta, GA), with the hats he brought for the show.
Now I will just let you browse the pictures, except for credit for each hat, by milliner's name. Enjoy!
Front--Diane Shaggot; Back--Jan Wutkowski

Diane Shaggot

Jan Wutkowski
Jan Wutkowski

Left--Andre Baxter; Center--Diane Shaggot; Right--Andre Baxter

Jan Wutkowski

Andre Baxter

Andre Baxter

Andre Baxter


Diane Shaggot

Jan Wutkowski

Jan Wutkowski

Diane Shagott

Jan Wutkowski

Jan Wutkowski
Jan Wutkowski

Jan Wutkowski
And for our Grand Finale--the traditional end-of-show BRIDE!

Great fun! Hard work! Can't wait to do it all again next year! We had such a fantastic response from everyone who attended and we're still hearing from those who weren't able to get in since we sold out the show early!
Thanks again to Andre, Jenny, and Diane for their beautiful hats. And to my sponsors who made it all possible--Jess James, The Dessert Divas, Bangz Hair Salon, and Island Florals by Roxanne. Thank you and much love!
Photos courtesy of Andre Baxter and Bangz Hair Salon. More coming soon!

9 comments:

  1. Thanks for commenting! I will be posting more pictures very soon.

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  2. Simply lovely.

    Lee
    http://hatstruck.blogspot.com

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  3. Thank, Lee! We had a blast doing this show and are already talking about next year's.

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  4. Jan I am so thankful that you allowed me to be apart of this event. I had a blast and can't wait to see you in May!

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  5. You did a great job, Andre! See you in a few weeks!

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  6. Great work!! and beautifully presented

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