“Get your Hat On!” at Schlafly Library this Sunday

Nicki's Central West End Guide Events, Sightings Food and Drink  Village Haberdashery Schlafly Library Ann's Hat Boutique
Amanda Dever, Operations Coordinator for the Central West End Association, CWEnder Claudette Walker and I are among those who will be modeling hats at a "Get Your Hat On!" Tea at Schlafly Library Sunday afternoon from  3 to 4:30 p.m.  Nicki's Central West End Guide Events, Sightings Food and Drink  Village Haberdashery Schlafly Library Ann's Hat Boutique

Hats are provided by Jolie Mackney of The Vintage Haberdashery and Ann Dillon of Ann's Hats and Boutique.  When Ann Dillon retired, she closed her long-running CWE hat boutique located at 625 N. Euclid (at Delmar). The article below (click to enlarge) is a 1986 "Inside Track" column I wrote for the West End Word, which includes a piece about  Ann's Hats. (There were many more retail businesses in the neighborhood then, so perhaps I'll post these once in a while to bring back memories for some and introduce others to what the fabric of the neighborhood was in years past.) Back to hats… 
 
 
Nicki's Central West End Guide Events, Sightings Food and Drink  Village Haberdashery Schlafly Library Ann's Hat Boutique
 
Here is the invitation from Schlafly Library:

Get Your Hat On!

 Sunday Afternoon Tea and Hat Fashion Show

 February 15, 2015, 3-4:30 PM

In African-American culture, Sunday has historically been a day to put on your best clothes and hat, no matter what your work week. The tradition for women of faith to cover their heads symbolized reverence. African-American women took it to a whole new level of beauty, self-respect, and fashion. Join us for a walk back into the past as we model hats from the Harlem Renaissance era and finish the show with present-day creations. Bring your hattitude and show off your own favorite hat! The smooth baritone voice of Kevin Smoot will introduce our lovely queens with their crowns..

 Enjoy tea, cake, and cookies, and bring the whole family!

Hats are provided by The Vintage Haberdashery and Ann's Hats and Boutique.

Schlafly Branch Library

225 N. Euclid, St. Louis, MO 63108

314-367-4120

February 15, 2015

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    Amanda Dever

    February 13, 2015

    I’m looking forward to being a “model for a day” with some of my favorite CWEnders! These hats are just great. Thanks to Schlafly Branch for hosting such a great event!

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