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The Art of Making Miniature Millinery
by M. Dalton King, et al
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Crowns : Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats
by Michael Cunningham, Craig Marberry, Maya Angelou
Book Description: Countless black women would rather attend church naked than hatless. For these women, a church hat, flamboyant as it may be, is no mere fashion accessory; it's a cherished African American custom, one observed with boundless passion by black women of various religious denominations. A woman's hat speaks long before its wearer utters a word. It's what Deirdre Guion calls "hattitude...there's a little more strut in your carriage when you wear a nice hat. There's something special about you." If a hat says a lot about a person, it says even more about a people - the customs they observe, the symbols they prize, and the fashions they fancy.

Photographer Michael Cunningham beautifully captures the self-expressions of women of all ages-from young glamorous women to serene but stylish grandmothers. Award-winning journalist Craig Marberry provides an intimate look at the women and their lives. Together they've captured a captivating custom, this wearing of church hats, a peculiar convergence of faith and fashion that keeps the Sabbath both holy and glamorous.
Hardcover: 212 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.12 x 8.30 x 7.94
Publisher: Doubleday; (October 17, )
ISBN: 0385500866

Basic Millinery for the Stage
by Tim Dial (Author)
Synopsis Whether a beret or brimmed, straw, felt, or cloth, a pillbox or conehats can define a time and place, be it on the street or on stage. In this practical workbook, Tim Dial takes readers through the process of design and construction of hats.
Paperback: 160 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.30 x 9.24 x 7.38
Publisher: Heinemann;
ISBN: 032500336X 

Edwardian Hats : The Art of Millinery (1909)
by Anna Ben-Yusuf, R. L. Shep (Editor)
Paperback: 256 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 11.25 x 8.75
Publisher: R. L. Shep Publications; Revised edition (May 1992)
ISBN: 0914046152

The Hat Book : Creating Hats for Every Occasion
by Juliet Bawden (Author)
Paperback: 144 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.42 x 9.48 x 8.98
Publisher: Lark Books; Reprint edition (December )
ISBN: 0937274739 

Hat Tricks : 80 Instant Makeovers That Transform Ordinary Hats into Fabulous Creations
by Terence Terry (Author)
Paperback: 80 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.31 x 10.12 x 9.00
Publisher: Lark Books; (December )
ISBN: 1579900399 

Hats for Every Head: The Language of Hats
by Ruth Garland-Dewson, et al

'I Do' Veils - So Can You! : A Step-By-Step Guide to Making Bridal Headpieces, Hats, and Veils With Professional Results
by Claudia Lynch
Anyone who's ever gone shopping for wedding clothing knows how startlingly pricey veils are. With even the simplest bridal headpieces taking a hefty bite of the wedding budget, it only makes sense to make it yourself if possible. Fortunately, with the help of "I Do" Veils and the wonderful (and inexpensive) lace, veiling, silk flowers and pearls that are widely available, it can be a fun project and not an arduous task. There are tips for selecting the right headpiece style for your face, figure and dress (whether it's a simple barrette with bow or an ornate tiara with cathedral-length veil) ; illustrations to help you decide how elaborate you want your hat, veil, comb or clip to be; and hundreds of embellishment techniques involving nothing more complicated than a hot glue gun. The directions are easy to follow, and for those who don't have a good bridal section in their local fabric and notions store, the list of wholesale and retail mail-order suppliers will be invaluable.
Paperback: 120 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.36 x 8.51 x 11.06
Publisher: Harpagon Productions;
ISBN: 0965081362

Stetson Hats & the John B. Stetson Company: 1865-1970
by Jeffrey B. Snyder
Book Description: This fascinating, detailed book provides a sweeping survey of the hats produced by the company whose name is synonymous with cowboys and the Wild West. Surprisingly, though, the John B. Stetson Company was based in Philadelphia and produced all manner of headwear. Over 500 illustrations display never-before-worn Stetson hats (men's and women's alike), hat boxes, miniature boxes, and a surprisingly large number of collectible items associated with this most famous hat company. Original research charts the development of of the company, and individuals closely related with the firm provide their memories. Hat styles from the mid-nineteenth century to the late twentieth get a review, and for those lucky enough to own one of these valuable collectibles, there are tips on how to wear and care for vintage and modern Stetsons. Values for the hats illustrated, an extensive bibliography, and an index are included.
Hardcover: 192 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.00 x 9.00 x 11.50
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; (January 1, )
ISBN: 0764302116

by Diana Scarisbrick
Book Description: The tiara has played a glittering role in the lives of the elegant and extravagant--from the doe-eyed Audrey Hepburn in the film classic Roman Holiday to generations of England's royal family--representing the height of sophisticated glamour. Worn for centuries by nobility and high society, tiaras are enjoying renewed popularity among today's movie stars and modern brides. Created in conjunction with an exhibition of tiaras at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, this magnificent volume showcases more than 75 of the world's most exquisite tiaras adorned with everything from delicate feathers to ornately decorated, gold fleur-di-lis scrollwork set in diamonds, pearls, and sapphires. An essay by Diana Scarisbrick, curator of the exhibition, traces the tiara's history, and dozens of photographs show tiaras worn by Russian princesses, British royalty, American socialites, and many others. Taking a lighter, popular culture approach to a traditionally high fashion subject, Tiara will delight aficionados as well as those less familiar with the tiara's artistry, who will be astonished by the array of styles, shapes, and showstoppers from around the world.
Hardcover: 192 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.02 x 8.55 x 8.59
Publisher: Chronicle Books; (March 15, )
ISBN: 0811827178

Designing Bridal Veils, Headpieces, and Hats
by Stella V. Remiasz, Victoria Remiasz Mile (Illustrator)
Publisher: Hat Tree Studio; Spiral edition (September 1992)

Baker's Encyclopedia of Hatpins and Hatpin Holders
by Lillian Baker
Book Description: This new edition of the classic reference is enhanced with hundreds of new color photographs depicting a wide array of collectors' treasures. Victorian hatpins, required to fasten large hats, and the holders used to store them when not in use, are presented in close views with extensive text to interpret their use and place them among popular historical fashion accessories. Precious and everyday materials alike are found in hatpins, and the holders are generally glass or porcelain. This new book will be a valuable aid to collectors and all who are interested in period costume, jewelry, and memorabilia
Hardcover: 192 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.75 x 11.50 x 9.00
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; (April )
ISBN: 0764304852

Classic Millinery Techniques : A Complete Guide to Making & Designing Today's Hats
by Ann Albrizio, Osnat Lustig, Ted Morrison (Photographer)
Book Description: Take basic sewing skills, add half a yard of fabric, and make one of 15 custom hats designed by an award-winning milliner. More than 250 illustrations guide you from drafting patterns to creating classic, head-turning hats. Start with a shirred beret, move on to a cloche, pillbox, or sailor hat. 
Paperback: 144 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.39 x 10.84 x 8.48
Publisher: Lark Books; (December )
ISBN: 157990274X

The Century of Hats: Headturning Style of the Twentieth Century
The Century of Hats: Headturning Style of the Twentieth Century
by Susie Hopkins
From the Publisher A decade-by-decade look at the headturning moments in the millinery world. Hopkins explores the function and status of headwear, reflecting the social and political status quo, and examines the different roles hats have played in this century. As a reference tool Century of Hats draws distinctions between hat makers and milliners, men's and women's hats, and hand-made versus mass-produced hats. Explains the essence of traditional hat-making tools and techniques.
Hardcover: 160 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.82 x 11.95 x 9.93
Publisher: Book Sales;
ISBN: 0785811133

Fashion Accessories: The Complete 20th Century Sourcebook
by John Peacock
A companion volume to John Peacock's 20th Century Fashion and Men's Fashion, Fashion Accessories is the most comprehensive record ever published of fashion accessories throughout the twentieth century. More than 2000 full-color drawings--the result of extensive research into paintings, photographs, and the accessories themselves--reproduce each original item in meticulous detail, accompanied by a complete description. The book covers every kind of high-fashion male and female accessory for both day and evening wear: hats and caps; shoes, boots, slippers, and sandals; bags and purses; umbrellas and parasols; jewelry; scarves, stoles, and capes; gloves and belts; cravats, ties, and bow-ties. It includes a wide range of streetwear and sportswear, from baseball caps to plastic sandals, and every variety of the ubiquitous late-century sports shoe. All the century's archetypal accessories are identified, from the luxurious ostrich-feather and flower-bedecked hat of the 1910s and the cloche and pearl necklace of the 1920s, to the velvet scarf and mini-backpack of the 1990s. A final reference section contains a comprehensive bibliography and a chart that shows at a glance how accessories have evolved since 1900. There are biographies of the century's most influential accessories designers, from Salvatore Ferragamo and Manolo Blahnik to Patrick Cox and Georgina von Etzdorf, plus short histories of companies and firms that have played an important role in accessory design. For fashion enthusiasts, historians, and collectors, as well as designers working in the performing arts, this book will be the definitive reference work on twentieth-century accessories. Over 2000 color illustrations. 
Hardcover: 192 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.95 x 11.29 x 8.38 
Publisher: Thames & Hudson;  
ISBN: 0500019975 

Hats : Status, Style and Glamour
by Colin McDowell
Paperback: 224 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.66 x 11.81 x 7.89
Publisher: Thames & Hudson;
ISBN: 0500279446
The Ladies' Self Instructor in Millinery & Mantua Making, Embroidery & Applique (1853 : Illustrated With the Original Engravings...)
Paperback: ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 9.00 x 6.00
Publisher: R. L. Shep Publications; (November 1988)
ISBN: 091404608X

Hats Design and Construction
by Stella Remiasz
Spiral-bound: ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.50 x 11.00 x 9.25
Publisher: Hat Tree Studio; 2nd Revision edition (November 1986)
ISBN: 0961741406

The Little Hatmaking Book : A Workbook on Turn-Of-The-Century Hats
by Bonnie Holt Ambrose
Paperback: 51 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.26 x 6.02 x 4.02
Publisher: Drama Publishers; (December )
ISBN: 0896761266

Old-Fashioned Ribbon Trimmings and Flowers (Dover Craft Books)
by Mary Brooks Picken
Publisher: Dover Pubns; (December 1993)

Victoria: The Romance of Hats
by Victoria Magazine (Editor)

Vintage Hats & Bonnets 1770-1970 : Identification & Values
by Susan Langley, John Dowling (Photographer)
Women's Hats of the 20th Century for Designers and Collectors
by Maureen Reilly, Mary Beth Detrich, Lynn Detrich
Hardcover: 240 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.00 x 11.50 x 9.00
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; (January 1, )
ISBN: 0764302043 

by Elizabeth Cotton (Editor), Stewart Tabori & Chang
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang;
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Hats on Heads the Art of Creative Millinery
by Mildred Anlezark
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From the Neck Up : An Illustrated Guide to Hatmaking
by Denise Dreher
Publisher: Madhatter Pr; (December 1981)
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