Last week, I received an e-vite to attend an event in Soho which involved hats, Swarovski crystals, and benefitted a foundation which brings yoga to underprivileged countries. How could I not attend?
Hat Office, as it turns out, is a small, couture millinary atelier out of Vienna run by two adorable grrls who met in fashion school. Someone who loves hats & does yoga decided they must, simply must-must-must show in NYC & hence the hat/yoga connection.
Their handmade hats are like sculptures, especially the miniature triangles and pillboxes that perch at an angle on the head, sprouting a spray of curled feathers, veils in some cases, clusters of crystals & other embellishment (all of which is attached by hand) in others. Colors were fairly neutral blacks, reds, mauves. They also did fedoras and cute little bucket styles, so pretty much all tribes could find something to their liking from Hat Office.
Don't be put off by the fact that their site is in German - they speak great English, so feel free to email them. http://hatoffice.com