I know it's a little difficult to see, but I actually had a pair of black gloves with some piping detail too.
The coat I purchased from Mill Street Vintage, such wonderful stock. It amazes me what she is able to find. This is certainly a grand coat and in excellent condition. Check out all the wonderful piping detail. If you haven't noticed, I'm a immense admirer of vintage princess coats:) I sold a few coats so I thought this would be an excellent addition.
My plan was to take some lovely detail shots of all the stunning hats. There were so many wonderful works of millinery art displayed.
After about 5 minutes, a lady told me no photography. I didn't even get a chance to even take off my coat lol. The front desk lady told me I could take photographs then this other lady came up and told me no photography. It doesn't make much sense since the local magazine has photographed there, there were no signs posted or notices in the pamphlets, there are pictures floating around on blogs and flicker.
There were some amazing hats I wanted to show all of you but it's probably best not to show blog images of them. I guess the stars were not in alignment. There was this really fabulous hat that had a clock on it that worked. Very Schiaparelli like and lots of other hats with bold colors and accents. A lot to take in. There were both current milliners and a look back at historical hats through the decades. An interesting note is that some of the current milliners hats had a very retro vibe to them and could quite see them worn in the 30s, 40s, and 50s. I really wanted to test out our new lens on details as well, so I was a bit disappointed by the whole experience.
Here are a few neutral pictures from the event...
These are displays of some of the historical hats, I figure there can't be much harm in showing these.
I was also wearing a really lovely palm tree 50s sunset skirt but didn't get a chance to photograph it. The lady wouldn't allow any photography even away from the hats after this believe me I got reamed for it. I think she was having a bad day. Have any of you been told no photography before? I guess it was just that I got mixed signals. I'd love to hear your stories.