October 14th, 2010
With a new chill in the air, it is nearing time to don your favorite winter topper. If your current hat is looking a bit shabby, you might want to start looking for a new chapeau, and at Queen of Hats we have our shop nearly outfitted for the fall-winter season. Our Lillie & Cohoe line is here! Be sure to check out the new styles, updated looks and colors in your favorite cloche and cap styles. Their beautiful fabrics, styles and useful ear covers are still one of the highlights of our fall-winter line.
Stay tuned, we will talk further about more fall-winter hats.
March 4th, 2010
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If you enjoy all things Victorian, please visit them at www.victorianamagazine.com, and sign up for a FREE online journey into the Victorian era. Be sure to check out the Fashion section featuring ladies dresses and hats from the 1800’s.
Many of the styles arriving in our store for the spring-summer season are here, or on their way, and very reminiscent of the Victorian era. Check them out here. Notice also the small hats for evening wear which we show as our fascinators and cocktail hats. Enjoy!
January 23rd, 2010
Saw some great items for spring-summer 2010 at the New York Accessories Show. As I write this post, it is 6 degrees in Portland, Maine, and just thinking about the spring and summer ahead gives me some warmth!
The colors for the new season are vibrant in reds, yellows, tangerine and lime. And, we have a group of hats from some wonderful designers, showcasing all colors, coming to us in the next couple of months. We will continue to offer you a peek in the next few weeks to show you what will be arriving, and when.
Here are a couple items from Parkhurst, the Canadian company that makes those wonderful 100% soft cotton summer hats that are great for the beach, walking around town, or anytime you need to keep your tresses under control.
Watch for more!
December 21st, 2009
Fox Fur Earmuffs
We would like to share some very important news: December 21 is Chester Greenwood Day.
We take great pride in celebrating Chester for his clever invention of the “earmuff.” As a young boy of 15, Chester made this very useful invention in 1873 in Farmington, Maine. Each year the Town of Farmington honors their home town inventor, and this is the 33rd year that they have done so. The celebration this year was the largest parade ever down the main Street in Farmington.
In 1977, the Maine legislature passed the following statute:
December 21st of each year shall be designated as Chester Greenwood Day and the Governor shall annually issue a proclamation inviting and urging the people of the State of Maine to observe this day in suitable places with appropriate ceremony and activity. Chester Greenwood Day shall commemorate and honor Chester Greenwood, whose inventive genius and native ability, which contributed much to the enjoyment of Maine’s winter season, marked him as one of Maine’s outstanding citizens. [1977, c. 262 (new).]
This is important stuff here in Maine, and we all owe Chester a great deal for saving our ears from frostbite. Chester is ranked by the Smithsonian Institution as one of America’s 15 outstanding inventors. More information about Chester and his earmuff invention is available at www.ideafinder.com/history/inventions/earmuff.htm
December 1st, 2009
I love hats and always have. I love to wear them, read about them, shop for them and make them. Hats are my business, my pastime, and my fun. Essentially, hats take up a huge amount of time in my life right now, and I would like to share hat stories, pictures and any comments interested readers may have.
With the winter season upon us, it is time to turn our attention to warm woolen hats and hats with ear covers. We like the very fashionable Lillie & Cohoe hats with their signature ear covers. Their styles are timeless, easy to wear and look great on just about anyone. After all, they are made in Canada where they do know a thing or two about cold weather!
What is your favorite hat for winter? We would like to know its style and why it is your favorite hat.
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