Sombrero ‘Sofia’ c/o Hatitude Vintage Gown (similar here) Vintage Ruby Red Rhinestone Earrings (similar here) Vintage Hand-Painted Spanish Rose Fan (Josephine Barry, similar here) Ranch Privileges Provided by The Root Family
Five minutes is the duration of time it took to become smitten with Hatitude, a Canadian based luxury millinery brand founded by award-winning milliner Amparo Findlay. With an adornment of artistic flair, brought on by an opportunity to develop designs which would easily be seen as innovative and suitable for an occasion such as – A day at the Races, Amparo participated in both 2014 and 2015 Queen’s Plate Millinery Competitions. This occasion gifted her the freedom to draw from her artistic imagination with a new emphasis on ideas and techniques. “Having placed 2nd on both occasions was a very special acknowledgement of my creative designs from my peers within the millinery community,” she states.
Amparo discovered her passion for millinery being raised by her mother, a seamstress / tailor’s assistant in her native county of Spain. “At an early age, she taught me to sew my own garments. Through this experience I developed invaluable sewing skills and an interest in design, fashion and clothing construction in combination with quality material appurtenances,” explains Amparo of her influential growth as an aspiring designer.A graduate of George Brown Millinery Arts Program, Amparo entered into the design industry with an entelechy of a beautiful headpiece which stood on display within the ornate façade inside the gift shop of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, “During a production of the “Die Fledermaus” Opera in Toronto, I became captivated by this particular headpiece and in this moment I knew I wanted to recreate this feeling for other women,” she reflects from her aver curiosity and twitterpated for color, pattern and form.With an aesthetic that is fundamentally based on a love of elegance, refinement, quality and a gravitation to a classic yet iconic shape of an era where the placement of a hat was of importance. Each design inspiration is processed reflecting Amparo’s personal aesthetic while keeping to a demographic of today’s modern woman. “As a designer, I like to include an unexpected element which makes my hats as unique as the women that wear them,” she expresses. With a classic arrangement of styles, her Sombrero is by far not only a preferred purchase but can be seen as a hat which combines both Amparo’s love of timeless design which in turn represents the fine details for a modern woman.Indulging within twenty successful years of interior design has taken her to the depth of color, form and dimension to couture accouterments. With an acclaimed collection that contains shapes consisting of fedoras, sombreros, bowler hats, cloches and berets, Amparo’s usage of quality fabrics reaches a demographic of style. “Our clients are discerning women wanting to explore new ideas, who love something a little different, that touch of flair and panache that only a great hat can provide”, she explains. With a brand standard which includes a vision that fulfills each client’s desire from custom designs to sizing, Hatitude offers an exquisite creation for every occasion no matter the destination.