Hello, Hello! I am brand new to the site, but have been aware of it for quite a few years now. My background is in millinery and hats, antique and vintage clothing, accessories, and textiles. I have been seriously collecting hats for over 30 years and have quite a large collection of them, and millinery oddities as well. I am also a professionally trained milliner (yes, went to school for it) and I spend most of my time researching anything and everything to do with hats and hat history. I write about hats, teach about hats, and conduct vintage hat shows and lectures. I hope to have fun here, learn from everyone, share what I can, and do some relaxing here on the lounge!