Today’s March Hat Attack is an ode to Heather Stoten Millinery HERE. Heather has lived in Boulder, Colorado, for several years now, and I discovered her before my daughter Camille’s wedding. She created the hat for my mother-of-the bride ensemble, and I have loved going to her studio, playing with her hats and chatting with her about headwear.

Heather loves turbans and she created this beauty for me last spring, made from Silk Organza and Silk Dupioni draped over a light foundation.  I particularly love how the difference in fabric, weight and transparency look when blended together.

Heather and her family are moving back to the UK after living in the United States for 20 years.  I understand that this is a good move for them; however, I already feel the loss of this talented and skilled milliner who has lived close to my home and has been an ever-present resource.  She has enriched my life beyond measure and I will miss her with all of my Style Crone heart.

Bio – Heather Stoten

Heather Stoten’s passion for millinery grew during the 1980’s when she studied in London under the tutelage of Rose Cory,  couturier milliner to the late Queen Mother. In 1990, she launched her couture millinery atelier label ‘Heather Stoten’ and was soon selling her unique and refined hat coIlections to high-end department stores such as Harrods and Fortnum & Mason. This led to Heather being featured in Vogue magazine.

Having moved to New York In 1998, she collaborated with Rodney Gordon, a theatrical milliner who produced hats and accessories for several successful Broadway shows. Other exciting projects at this time included the creation of a hat collection for ABC’s soap opera “All my Children”.

Due to Heather’s mastery of diverse millinery techniques and the quality of her designs, she was also asked to work with acclaimed designers Catherine Walker and Philip Treacy (she provided assistance with his London and Paris fashion show collections in 1997 and 2001).  Most recently Heather has lived in Boulder, Colorado and is now moving back to the United Kingdom for her next adventure in the art of millinery.

Photos By Daniel

Now it’s your turn to throw a little headwear my way. Give The SC a MARCH HAT ATTACK and kindly link to Style Crone somewhere in your post. The link-up will be open through March 31st.

Anyone can participate in the celebration of headwear!  Click on the blue link-up button and there are a number of ways to share your photo from your blog, Instagram or your computer photo files.  All forms of headwear are appreciated:  hat, headwrap, headscarf, headpiece, fascinator, hair flower, headband or other adornment for your head that you enjoy.  Multiple photos are encouraged!
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  1. That turban is gorgeous, it’s great to see one with some height, too.
    I bet you will miss Heather and your dressing up days and I bet she’ll miss you, her muse, even more. xxx

  2. Lovely Hat, Lovely Post, Lovely ensemble. Sorry you are going to loose close comeraderie, but perhaps another door will open in it’s place….Thank You for sharing this beauty…

  3. Such elegance! I would never be brave enough to dress with your flair, but I certainly appreciate it.

  4. How lucky for Heather to have had such an outstanding model to showcase her work all these years. I’m sure she will be missing her “Style Crone” Muse as well.

    Judith, I feel your sadness and sometimes it can be scary as we are growing into our senior style community … but as Debbie Reynold’s said “we are still here”, here to continue to enjoy Daniel’s amazing photos of your ensembles. You are so gracious to share your collaborator’s stories. I’m sure you’ll be rockin’ those turbans for many years to come…

  5. What beautiful photos of you, Judith in your amazing turban. I love how you’ve teamed it with the shawl, worn over black. Thanks for sharing Heather’s story – Wow! Stunning creations. xx

  6. Reading your blog and these hat pictures are one of my favorite indulgences! Thank you for the eye candy and hat enthusiasm. xo

  7. Glorious turban ,the luminous sheen in the fabric is wonderful and perfectly paired with your scarf. I know you will miss your inspirational visits to Heather, a very talented milliner , as will she miss her very glamorous millinery model.

  8. It sounds like Heather has had a successful and interesting life as a milliner, and it is wonderful that your lives intersected. Your luminous turban is a beauty, and will remind you of your visits with Heather every time you wear it.

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