The annual dinner for The Headwear Association took place on April 27th at the Loeb Boathouse in New York City's Central Park. Their central mission is, "To promote hats and the headwear industry throughout the world, and to foster goodwill and fellowship among those engaged in the headwear industry."
More than 170 hat-clad guests and models gathered to celebrate the headwear industry with a marvelous dinner, fashion show, industry awards and personal tributes.
Amongst the headwear modelled was one of my latest creations "Arc"; a zebrano headpiece with a metallic silver finish and worn by Georgina Abbot of Atelier Millinery. She was there with Becky Weaver, editor of HatTalk E-magazine and co-organiser of London Hat Week.
Becky Weaver and Georgina Abbot featured in The Hat magazine.
Meanwhile I followed a different hat to Germany in May to be worn at a friend's wedding. Headwear isn't usual at German weddings so I took advantage of my "Englishness" and wore it with pride.
Back from holidays and it was straight into an event run by Sale Arts Trail founder and jeweller Jo Lavelle. Artist Takeover took place at Waterside Arts Centre as part of the Sale Festival and featured artists, jewellers, printmakers and crafts from the region.
Date for your dairy.... I'm pleased to have been selected again for the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair which returns for it's tenth anniversary from Oct 12th - 15th at it's new home of Upper Campfield Market, Manchester.