The best hats I ever saw were at London’s Design Museum installation in 2002. Entitled, “When Phillip Met Isabella,” it documented the work between genius hat maker Phillip Treacy, and his muse Isabella Blow.
The hats, so grand, weird and wonderful – what I’d give to be so talented and inspired! Being in the presence of those hats filled me up, like really good fashion as art always does.
Isabella (truly an artistic and suffering soul) sadly ended her own life on May 7, 2007. But Treacy continued making hats that still make people go wild, like the one the one he designed for Princess Beatrice for William And Kate’s Royal wedding, which I loved, loved, loved!
I bought a Treacy hat that trip I’ve yet to wear. It sits in a box and it waits.
I wear lots of other hats, though.
None as grand or wild as the ones made by Treacy, but apparently interesting enough for their story to be told on today’s News & Observer post blog post over here.
Let me know if you wear any of the same?
The hub for all I do, marthawills.com documents life from a working mom's point of view. When not mothering, I manage the social media needs of small businesses through Wills Media Group, LLC, and write a weekly column for Raleigh's News & Observer online entitled, Are We There Yet? Most recently, my passion for health and wellness led me to become involved as a consultant for Beautycounter, a company that's making a difference by educating about toxins in products, spreading the word via the web.
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