House of MacGregor is opening the doors to its newly expanded digs above Bolsa on tomorrow. Step inside the milliner’s lair to catch a peek at the autumn collection, full of new German felts, newsboys, and bow ties. If you love hats, but you’re still on the edge about whether you’re “a hat person,” this the event for you. Maker’s Mark and prosecco tastings will give you the courage to look proudly in the mirror at the fedora atop your pretty head and say, “I look great in this hat.” Plus, fall and winter are the perfect months to experiment with headwear because if you feel silly in a hat, you can always say you’re just wearing it to keep warm. Friday, October 14 from 7 pm to 9 pm.
The thought of elegant millinery leaves me with visions of Audrey Hepburn, Gone With the Wind, and classy British weddings dancing in my head. When did hats go from wardrobe staple to occasional novelty? Cassandra MacGregor’s creations are helping to turn the tide. After taking a few recreational hat-making classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology while living in NYC MacGregor found that she had a knack for the trade. Featured in publications such as W and Italian Vogue, The House of MacGregor has gained a following of couturiers and affluent brides alike. She finally decided to “hang her hat” in Dallas (lucky us!) and will be hosting a cocktail and “re-steam” night at her work space from 7-9pm on Friday the 9th. Usually only available by appointment, do not miss this opportunity to sip cocktails while you browse the new collection and get a tune-up for your well-worn summer hat.
Don’t you? Look at these babies!
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Kristin and I made a visit to the suburbs today to check out the at-home studio of Millinerium‘s hat maker, Ginger Strand. What we saw were handmade hats from refurbished fabrics, including everyday pieces and costume wear. Each hat was lovely. Unlike other milliners (hat makers), Ginger really does construct each headpiece from scratch, using wood blocks to shape and her bare hands to create fabulousness. We saw it with our own eyes. Hats can include anything from a vintage fabric to vintage brooches from Ginger’s grandmother. Prices run from $20 (for fabric caps) to $500 (for more couture items). Please enjoy pictures of the toppers after the the jump and grab yourself a ticket to the next ladies’ derby party.
While strolling the streets of Henderson on Friday, I spotted these silly hats. Maybe they’re too ridiculous, but I couldn’t stop wanting one of those sweet faces for my head, anyway. A mouse and an owl were on display outside the doors. $47 a piece at Another Time & Place (which is soon to close).