I made this filmette for LookTV about my addiction to Zara. How do they do it every week? I’m particularly amazed and delighted that they put out so many well-designed shoes under $100 this Summer.
NEW YORK — I’m a hat lover without a party.
For years I’ve resisted fascinators, dramatic tilts, and wide brims blooming with silk flowers because I have no place to wear them.
So I asked Suzanne Newman, of Suzanne Couture Millinery, what kinds of occasions in New York call for her exquisite handmade hats, most of which take a full week to block and trim in the back room of her 61st Street shop, and cost upwards of $500.
She listed the Central Park Conservancy luncheon, Kentucky Derby parties, polo matches and carriage driving.
Not my life.
But, as so often happens to me when I shop, I started imagining the life I could be having — me on the polo grounds with a fetching straw saucer — and liking what I pictured.
In fact, the world may be divided between people who wear hats and people who don’t. And it’s possible the hatted are having more fun.