Fashion Find: Handmade Hats from Pinkham Millinery
July 25, 2007
What: The adorable Flapper Cloche from Pinkham Millinery.
Why: A few years ago, when I was working in South Africa, I went to my first fancy-pants horse race. Everyone at the race was dressed beautifully, all with stunning hats. My bare head and so-so dress made me vow that I’d never go sans-hat again.
I could have spared myself the trouble by checking out the designs of Dayna Pinkham, a European-style milliner based in Portland, Ore. Millinery — the craft of designing, developing and/or selling hats for women — is a craft that requires years of practice.
With more than 20 years of experience under her, er, hat, Pinkham has developed a wide range of styles to suit every personality. Weâ€™re especially fans of this sleek and stylish flapper cloche. Although itâ€™s not appropriate for my impending triumphant return to the track, it is a practical choice for all those bad hair days I seem to have, helping to add zest to any outfitâ€¦even a so-so dress.
Get Yours: Pinkham Millinery.com