Mother's Day Divas https://www.serbenniaphotography.com/apps/photos/ Mother's Day Divas Eleanor Young The Bible introduced women with "Head Covering" in Paul's letters to the church of Corinth. (1 Corinthians 11:2-16). Women have unique hats that distinguishes their character. https://www.serbenniaphotography.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198527594 198527594 Mary Milner Egyptians were recorded as the earliest culture to wear hats in 3200 BC. A picture of a hat appeared in an ancient Thebes tomb. https://www.serbenniaphotography.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198527595 198527595 Annette Hudson The white carnation or flower worn on Mother's Day is a tradition started by Anna Jarvis. White carnations, with their sweet fragrance, came to be regarded as the flowers meant for those who have missed their mothers. Missed, either because of death, or staying at a distance. The red carnations became the symbol for wishing a living mother love because red, the color of blood and heart, was thought to be more suited to represent life and love. Read more at http://www.theholidayspot.com/mothersday/history/carnations.htm#mEg1UQO2Dh2qkq1s.99 https://www.serbenniaphotography.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198527597 198527597 Carla Hicks Ladies who wear hats today is not as common as it was in previous years. However, they still represent a "Classy" look of elegance and sophistication. https://www.serbenniaphotography.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198527598 198527598 Patricia Johnson The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton marked a new era of women's hats by bringing them back into the spotlight. https://www.serbenniaphotography.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198527599 198527599 In 1875 AD - The first annual Kentucky Derby marked the largest hat fashion event in America. Stylish matching outfits add a flair of exclusiveness for the women who wears her chapeau (French). https://www.serbenniaphotography.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198527600 198527600 Iola Watson The kofia (Swahili), hat, or head-wrap has long been worn by African American women and holds a distinctive position in the history of our fashion. During slavery it was a badge or stereotype. Later, the hat or head-wrap became known as a badge of honor by slaves because it reminded them of their homeland. https://www.serbenniaphotography.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198527601 198527601 Flossie Smith Facinators, helmets of salvation, crowns, lids, kufis, caps, bonnets, chapeaus, head-wraps, sky-pieces, fedoras or turbans are ALL considered HATS! https://www.serbenniaphotography.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198527602 198527602 "Elaborate outfits also served as a way to honor God. Women showed respect and reverence by dressing up for church." - Michael Cunningham https://www.serbenniaphotography.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198527603 198527603 Darlene Kee Don a fancy hat for your next event and watch heads turn your way! Some organizations require mandatory hats as a part of their uniforms. https://www.serbenniaphotography.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198527605 198527605 Kay Allen Church hats are always fashionable and trendy! Sisters flaunt their trilby wear anytime they choose particularly, for worship or attending a special event. https://www.serbenniaphotography.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198527606 198527606 Marie Milo The dress code during the Civil Rights Movement required women (and men) to wear a hat and business attire at all marches. They had to look and act professional at all times! https://www.serbenniaphotography.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198527607 198527607 Jacqueline Doughty In 1529 AD - The word milliner, meaning a maker of hats, was first recorded in reference to the products for which Milan and the Northern Italian regions were well known (i.e. ribbons, gloves and straws). The haberdashers who imported these highly popular straws will called 'Millaners'. https://www.serbenniaphotography.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198527608 198527608 Rosanne Chilton The "Art" of hat-wearing is profound. Like people, there is a special hat for a particular outfit or occasion. A lot of thought and decision-making goes into choosing a custom hat style. https://www.serbenniaphotography.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198527609 198527609 An business woman will let you know "who is boss" by her presence and the hat that she wears. A hat-rule-of-thumb is don't wear a hat wider than your shoulders. Don't wear a hat that is darker than your shoes. https://www.serbenniaphotography.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198527610 198527610 Judy Bailey For more than 50 years, until 1997 when she retired at 85, Mae Reeves of Philadelphia ran her own store. She sold to stars such as Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne and Marian Anderson; the social and political elite like Leonore Annenberg and C. Delores Tucker; and everyday women seeking audacious hats. https://www.serbenniaphotography.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198527611 198527611 Two Smithsonian Museum curators attended a ceremony honoring Hat Millinery, Mae Reeves and announced that 30 hats and several pieces of antique furniture from her shop in West Philadelphia will become part of the Smithsonian's permanent collection. https://www.serbenniaphotography.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198527612 198527612 Ernestine Price An African American Christianity lexicon is the "First Lady." Very rarely do we see her without wearing a stylish hat to church. https://www.serbenniaphotography.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198527613 198527613 Glynnda Moore In 2000, the photo book, "Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats, was published by Michael Cunningham. Later, The Gospel Musical, Crowns was written by Regina Taylor. https://www.serbenniaphotography.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198529907 198529907 Frances Pugh White represents a deceased mother, Purity, virginity, innocence, and birth. White is the liturgical color of Christmas and Easter. Purple speaks of fasting, faith, patience and trust. It is the liturgical color used during the seasons of penance; Advent and Lent. https://www.serbenniaphotography.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203753030 203753030 Serbennia Davis The kofia is a brimless cylindrical cap with a flat crown, worn by men in East Africa, especially Swahili-speaking cultures. Kofia is a Swahili word that means hat.[1] The kofia is worn with a dashiki, a colorful African shirt which is called a kitenge shirt in some regions of East Africa. In Uganda, the kofia is worn with the kanzu on informal occasions. It is also worn in Somalia, where it is known as a "koofiyad". American Women have given it new hope by adding pizzaz and bling! https://www.serbenniaphotography.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203753072 203753072