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The 3rd Annual Portland Hat Parade Photo Wrap Up

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The 3rd Annual Portland Hat parade was lots of fun and a great success! There was a good mix of vintage, new and handmade hats. We met at my store, we then paraded to Pinkham Millinery where Dayna talked to us about the history of her business and how she makes hats, we continued the parade to John Helmer where they talked to us about the history of the store and some of the different hat styles that they sell, and we ended the parade at Flying Elephants Delicatessen. 

Thanks to Shannon L. Cheesman of KATU who photographed the parade. Her photos were featured at the end of the Saturday night KATU newscast. To check out her photos click here

Posted below are my photos of the parade...

When I was getting dressed for the Portland Hat Parade I came out of the bathroom and found my cat lying on my hats. Put a cat on it, he said...

My theme for my ensemble was black and white. Black and white wide brimmed hat, black blouse with vintage black and white daisy brooch, vintage white and black British newsprint purse, white and black print skirt with vintage black crinoline popping out, black fishnets, black and white spectator flats...

I don't give out prizes for best hat- but, this guy would have won it hands down. He made his own top hat and inside of it was a movie of a horse running which looked like the Muybridge horse photos...

Alyce Cornyn-Selby of The Hat Museum...

These girls were in the store about an hour before the Hat Parade began and they wanted to participate- but, they didn't have any hats. I told them you can buy one or make one out of newspapers or something. They came back with these kooky balloon hats that they had made for them down at Saturday Market...

Elizabeth Rohloff, hat maker, with her friends wearing her hat designs...

Dayna Pinkham at her millinery showroom and studio Pinkham Millinery...

John Helmer Haberdasher...

Flying Elephants Delicatessen...

The lady pictured below wasn't a parade participant- but, she could have been...

After the parade while I was walking back to my store I saw this hat artwork...

This post was originally published on July 3, 2012.