Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hat Over Heels!

SAVE THE DATE and join me at the

Indianapolis Museum of Art


Hats Off - Hat Over Heels!
The Fashion Arts Society’s 3rd Annual Hats Off Lecture and Luncheon
Thursday, May 8, 2014
11:00 a.m.

I'm so honored to have been asked to chair this year's Hats Off luncheon, which will focus not only on stylish chapeaus, but also on sensational shoes.  As you all know, I love to plan a party, and a hats and heels theme couldn't be more perfect for yours truly.

We'll begin the festivities at 11, with a presentation by Elizabeth Semmelhack, Senior Curator of the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto (What?  An entire museum dedicated to shoes!  Hmmm, I've always wanted to visit Toronto...).  Elizabeth's talk is titled, "Heights of Fashion: A Short History of the High Heel."  I love it! 

Following our historical journey through the evolution of cordwainers and cobblers, we'll enjoy Mint Spritzers (FAS' original take on the iconic mint julep) and a delectable meal in the Deer Zink Pavilion.  (I'm looking forward to the menu tasting in a few weeks.)  You'll also have an opportunity to bid on fashionable silent auction items, and win a gem of a prize in our raffle.

As in prior years, an esteemed panel of judges will award prizes for the "best dressed" in several categories that celebrate unique looks from hat to heeled toe.  If you've always had a secret desire to don a high-falutin' hat but didn't think you had any place to wear it, now's your chance!  Want to get extra mileage out of your Kentucky Derby hat?  Parade it here!  Need an opportunity to rock your wildest pair of shoes?  This is it! (I classify these camouflage peep-toes in the "kind of crazy, don't wear very often" category).  Don't want to wear a hat? That's ok, too.   Shoes (whether flat or towering), on the other hand, are a must.

For special early-bird pricing, reserve your ticket before April 25, or get a group of friends together and fill a whole table!   You can purchase tickets here, and all but $20 of each ticket is tax-deductable.  Proceeds will benefit the FAS' Acquisition Fund and help bring more stunning pieces to the IMA.

Let me know if you're going - I hope to catch up with many familiar faces and meet some new ones!

Fashion is what you buy; Style is what you do with it!

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