Posts tagged Judith Boyd
East Village Hats - Polka-Dot Collection

It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I introduce Julia Emily Knox, proprietress of East Village Hats and milliner extraordinaire. I usually visit her hat shop during my trips to NYC to be enchanted by her artistry and a superb millinery experience! I have been a fan or Julia’s “Urban Turbans” for several years and the beginnings of an East Village Hats collection in my hat room. 

Over a year ago, I acquired a top hat named the “Deadman.” Handmade by Julia from emerald-beaver-finish-fur felt, it’s four inches tall with a two-inch brim and fits like a glove. It’s one of the stars of my winter/fall hat collection, and I think of East Village Hats whenever I wear it. It always receives compliments wherever I go, and its color is unique and inspiring.

The shop is filled with an incredible selection of felts or straws, depending on the season. The selection of headwear to choose from is vast, both for men and women. If  you are a hat lover and haven’t been to East Village Hats, it’s time to stop in for a visit. I’ve found it to be a fascinating destination filled with art and charm.  

I’m thrilled to introduce the polk-dot collection from Julia’s spring line to the Hip Silver community. The headwear is exquisite, and there’s a style and shape to enhance many a spring ensemble. There is nothing more captivating than a well-made chapeau! 

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Bailey-for-Bollman Hats Spring 2019

The Highest Directors of Hollywood Headwear, Bailey-for-Bollman Hats, return to HipSilver with another selection of supreme hats. We are delighted with their mix of cabana ready hats for Spring and have selected some of the season’s best choices to help make your stepping out in style very simple and on point. We gathered straw hats shaped with gorgeous ribbon details and interesting brims to accentuate your strolls. Let their Spring Collection deck you to your utmost dapper!

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Cha Cha's Hats

Nothing is more exhilarating to me than supporting and engaging with the headwear community.  My love for the art of millinery is my passion and discovering milliners who create magnificent hats is my joy in life.

The first milliner to be featured on HipSilver is Cha Cha, who designs and creates hats in New York City. I first met Cha Cha about three years ago, when I had the honor of visiting her studio. She was warm, fun, interesting and engaging.  Her staff was welcoming and her workroom was abundant with activity that instantly drew me in. The studio was filled with racks of gorgeous headwear, and it was clear that she was talented and skilled.

I immediately fell in love with a distressed, ruby velour top hat with tonal lambskin leather piping on the brim. The leather piping is a signature detail. It holds the brim shape well and makes the hat a “Cha Cha.” Distressed black tulle and a black/red wrap-around pheasant tail feather complete the look. This chapeau accompanied me back to Denver, and to this day it is one of my favorite hats.

My collection of Cha Cha’s hats continues to grow over time.  It is with much excitement and pleasure that I have the honor of introducing Cha Cha to HipSilver, where the audience for her exquisite headwear will continue to evolve and grow.  There is nothing more captivating than a well made chapeau!

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