Hats are the unspoken heroes of women fashion. They have the power to completely transform the mood of an outfit. Hats also add so much character and confidence to the person wearing it. Do you have trouble knowing which hats look best on you? Are you lost in knowing which hats pair well with which styles? You are in the right spot! LET’s experience this, together, shall we?
Hats off to Loudoun’s #1 Milliner, Elena Wittman
Back in December 2020, the incredibly talented milliner, Elena Wittman of Art of Hats, reached out to me on social media. She was inspired to share that one of my blog posts reminded her of a hat she made years ago. Elena was referring to my Dunbri’s Purebarry dessert post I wrote, which entailed a dreamy, cotton candy ice cream treat bigger than your face. This confectionary dessert reminded her so much of macaron-inspired hat she made, only in reverse colors. We messaged a lot that night, sharing our love for both, unique food and fantastic hats. Elena explained how much work, love, and time goes into crafting each head piece. I was blown away by her millinery background and overall passion for hats. Naturally, the conversation led to meeting in person and having tea at a little pink bakery in downtown Leesburg called Mocatinas. Elena offered to bring a few hats so we could take some pictures in the cute shop! I literally felt like a kid in a candy shop! We giggled, drank tea, ate cake, and connected on such a deep level. I felt like I had known her for years.
About Art of Hats
Art of Hats is a boutique millinery studio in Leesburg, Virginia, US. They make ready-to-wear and bespoke headpieces. No matter if you are a hat aficionado or never worn a millinery piece before – Elena has something for everybody. Any woman looks good in a hat. Just not all know it yet. Elena Wittman is the owner, creative mind and a maker of all the headpieces you will see here. She started her millinery journey in 2010, in London, UK. Since then she had studied with many millinery masters in London and New York, and, through online classes, in Australia, Ireland, Spain and Israel.
Don’t Miss Elena’s Annual Spring Hats & High Tea This Month!
March 20th, 2021 – Limited Tickets (20)
If you are interested in meeting the talented Elena and also desire to mingle with an amazing group of the hat-loving women of Loudoun, you are just in time for her annual Spring Hats & High Tea Event! Please come and join us. Get your tickets NOW, because this event will sell out fast! Details below!
GET TICKETS FOR SPRING HATS & HIGH TEA EVENT
DATE: March 20, 2021
LOCATION: Three T Institute 22611 Markey Ct. #114, Sterling, VA 20166
PRESENTED BY: Art of Hats, The Lemon Decor and Three T Institute.
*Masks will be mandatory.
6 HATS EVERY WOMAN SHOULD OWN
Elena shared with me six hats she believes should be in every woman’s wardrobe!
1. Quality Straw Panama Hat
2. Large Brim Straw Hat
3. Felt/Wool Fedora
4. Soft beret, cotton for summer, wool for colder
5. Proper headband in natural fabric – silk, velvet, cotton. Plaited are in style now;
6. Small cocktail hat/ fascinator with veil.
LET’s TikTok About It!
A LET’s by Jenny & Art of Hats Collab
Below is the product of two entrepreneurial minds having fun in a little pink bakery.