Naples Hats in the Garden Luncheon

This year’s 9th annual Hats in the Garden fundraiser, which benefits the Naples Botanical Garden is, undeniably, the event of the season.  I was able to attend this sold out event with 600 of Naples most respected, and impeccably dressed, women of Southwest Florida.  As an interior designer with a history in fashion, I was in my realm… and it was heavenly!  The Michael Kors Fashion show began and as I looked around the room at all of the unique custom millinery designs, I couldn’t help but relate them back to the world of Interior Design and Architecture.  There were pillbox hats embellished with flowers, orbs with feather spikes, wide brimmed, no-brim, fascinators, fedoras, and more!  Marissa Hartington of Marissa Collections had a beautiful Cobalt Blue fascinator on that looked like an Alexander Calder Sculpture.  Berne Davis was wearing a fabulous Linen Burlap wide brimmed hat that would fit into any coastal retreat.  There were hats that were designed to resemble the Architecture of Guggenheim Museum in New York and Bilboa, the sculptures placed at Millennium Park in Chicago and the works of Gaudi.  The colors were, of course, the latest Pantone color trends of the season and the surroundings…..from a Monet painting.  Although, I am sure you could look at my hat and come up with a resemblance to Interior Design around the world but for me, it was a beautiful opportunity to play Princess Kate for a day and have a reason to wear a fabulous hat (designed by Karen Morris Milliner).  Below is a picture of Randi and I with one of our favorite clients, Carol Keys.