A "millinery" is a shop that sells ladies' hats. Whereas, a "milliner" is one who designs ladies' hats. The term probably derived from Milan
a early center of fashion, and in particular, fashionable ladies' hats. While this series focuses on fashionable ladies' hats, I am more intrigued
by the creative photographic opportunities that a hat mannequin provides. A hat mannequin wearing a hat makes me want to create a story around that hat. A story that brings the "lady" wearing that hat to life.