Friday, May 2, 2014

Madame Magar....701 CCA


The adorable creature you see above is none other than the brilliant Leigh Magar, milliner extraordinaire, who is wearing both a hat and dress of her own design. My dear friend Millicent heard that she might have the opportunity to purchase a Magar Hatworks hat yesterday and was simply mad to get over to 701 Whaley as quickly as possible.  I was more than happy to tag along, daring to hope that I might be able to chat with Ms. Magar. Success!
Her work is, as I've mentioned, on display at 701 CCA--and this collection of hat forms is enough to make a fashion anthropologist dithery.
There was also this fabulous headpiece on display, the sort of hat one must wear to the opera with great care.  Otherwise, the delightful Ms. Magar explained to me, members of the audience might complain that you are blocking the view.

And last of all, you see above a pair of Magar Hatworks originals acquired by my chum Millicent. The little two-toned number was hand dyed and hand stitched. The black bowler is cleverly trimmed out with measuring tape and lined with a marvelous purple satin. You can still catch Leigh Magar's show at 701 CCA through the weekend. You can also find out more about her work here.

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