Hat for a Special Occasion

Vintage straw pillbox hat with vintage trimmings.

A very cute grandmother-of-the-groom recently came to me for a hat to go with her dress, a very pretty blush with a light metallic sheen and iridescent beading. Here’s the hat we designed to complement it. I hope the bride isn’t too jealous!

Queen’s Jubilee Hat Contest

What fun to be in a national contest! Although I didn’t win my hat was in the top ten percent of votes, which pleases me greatly. Thanks for your encouragement and kind words throughout the process. The hats that won are very worthy. Here’s the link one more time to see the winners.  http://www.talenthouse.com/hatalk-dillon-wallwork-milliner-contest

The Kentucky Derby is finally behind us. I had an exciting moment closer to home when one of my customers won a local hat contest. Here’s her winning look.

Please vote now for Paula’s Hat in the Queen’s Jubilee Hat Contest

Voting for my hat is easy…and it may help me win a trip to France to study millinery for a week! You must have a Twitter or Facebook account in order to vote. Click the link below and scroll down to my pink hat (as seen in the photo below) and hit the vote button. You can vote from your Twitter AND Facebook accounts which counts for two votes, so please vote from each if possible. Thanks so much for your support – it means more to me than you know.


Voting is open for the Queen’s Jubilee Hat Contest

First, let me thank everyone for the kind comments and support! I’m sorry if some of you had problems with the first link I sent. You can sign onto the Talenthouse site through your Facebook account if you’d like. Please let me know if you have further issues with it. If you haven’t already voted (which is different than supporting Paula), please click the following link:  http://www.talenthouse.com/creativeinvites/preview/af372cd840c23db497fd16dcc27df822/520  If you would be so kind as to forward the link to your friends and ask them to vote it gets me one step closer to the millinery class of my dreams in glorious France! Thanks again for all of your support and fabulousness!



Dream Millinery Workshop

I recently found out about a really cool contest. Milliners around the world have the opportunity to show off their talents in a hat making competition to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth ll. The grand prize is free enrollment in one of the Millinery workshops led by milliner Dillon Wallwork held at Chateau Dumas, an elegant 18th century chateau and estate near Toulouse in southwest France. The prize includes chateau accommodations, all meals, five days of full-time tuition and local trips to markets and hat factories.

I would be honored if you would vote for me and my hat! A photo of the hat and the opportunity to “Support Paula” is at the following link:

If you would forward this link to friends who may wish to support me I’ll be deeply grateful!

P.S.: Please excuse me if you receive this request more than once. I’ll also be posting it to my  newsletter group and Facebook pages. Thanks.