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Fashion Fridays! Vintage Inspired Hats from Pinkham Millinery


Last night my husband and I were trying to decide what to eat for dinner when he suggested Chinese food. That sounded good, so off we went to get some take out. I was disappointed when I looked into the takeout bag and discovered that they had only given us one fortune cookie instead of two (I love reading my fortune). I thought to myself well maybe there are two fortunes in that one cookie (I have received 5 fortunes in one cookie from this place before).
    After we ate our food we split the cookie open and indeed there were two fortunes inside, I put the fortunes on my hand mixed them around and told my husband to pick one, he choose his and read it aloud. Then I picked mine up and it couldn't have been more appropriate for the day, "Try a new hat for a change in looks. Be creative." I was indeed wearing a hat yesterday though it was not new. Well, it's a newish brown wool felt cloche I bought about a year ago on our honeymoon in Belgium. I had also been thinking of hat ideas for the IPRC "Elements of Style: Text Ball". So, needless to say this fortune was indeed apt!
    Today, I was going to do my Fashion Fridays blog entry about purses- but, after last night's fortune I thought it would be a good idea to write about hats.

    In today's post I am featuring hats by the very talented local Portland milliner Dayna Pinkham
    Back when I had a bricks and mortar store location Dayna would occasionally stop in and look around.  As you can see by the pictures below hats don't get much more vintage inspired than these...

Pinkham Millinery is located at 515 S.W. Broadway in downtown Portland, Oregon.
For pricing information contact her via email

This post was originally published on November 2, 2007.