Sunday, April 6, 2014

Hats Off!

Do you have your tickets yet?!
I'd really love to see you at the Indianapolis Museum of Art for

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.
Photo courtesy of Faith Blackwell Photography; Photo styling courtesy of Murph Damron; 1929 Auburn Boattail Speedster courtesy of the Stutz

In March, I couldn't wait to share my excitement about chairing the Fashion Arts Society's Third Annual Hats Off Luncheon (see my original post here for a different "hat over heels" look).  The big day is just a month away - are you ready to kick up your heels with us?!

Don't know what to wear?  Maybe you'll be inspired by this year's "best dressed" categories:
    • Hat Over Heels: The most stylish coordination of headwear and footwear
    • Haute Headware: The most fashion-forward, cutting edge chapeau
    • Hattitude: The most audacious, attention grabbing derby or church hat
    • Bijoux Chapeau or Shoe: Making a statement with sparkling, jewel-like embellishments on hats or shoes
    • Hatta Boy: A tip of the hat to the gentleman who dons a vintage or contemporary hat with finesse
    • Hatastique: This Best of Show Award recognizes this year's best all-around ensemble
We're honored to have fashion designer Nikki Blaine, Nikki Blaine Couture; Tracy Forner, co-host of WISH-TV's Indy Style, and; Elizabeth Semmelhack, Curator of the Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, as our esteemed panel of judges, and winners in each category will receive a gem of a prize.  

Whether you favor a vintage chapeau from the 1950s like the one I'm sporting here; an avant garde piece you've created yourself; a wide-brimmed beauty; or no hat at all, you're sure to enjoy a feast for all the senses – a lecture that feeds the mind; a meal that pleases the palate; and a visual fashion feast for the eyes.

Tip your hat for a good cause - all proceeds benefit the FAS' Acquisition Fund, and all but $20 of each ticket is tax deductible.  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 online here.  See you there!
Photos courtesy of Faith Blackwell Photography; Photo styling courtesy of Murph Damron; 1929 Auburn Boattail Speedster courtesy of the Stutz
Fashion is what you buy; Style is what you do with it!

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  1. Love this picture! Shirtwaists are one of my favorites...they never seem to retire. Sweet cocktail hat! You look like a doll!

    1. Thanks, Crystal! I love that dress so much. Straight out of the 50s and still in perfect condition.