Brookes Boswell

YAY! Brookes Boswell has a beautiful new collection that just launched. This Portland lady is making the most stunning, fun and versatile hats. Seeing all the sweet straw chapeaus is sending me into that Sauvie Island summer fruit season u-pick state of mind. Just a little more waiting. My current faves are the sisal straw Newell, the honeycomb straw Optimo, the black Panama straw Canna, both toyo straw Rubins, every color of the Panama straw Pippin, the brown Cortland with a drawstring, each color of the Yama Imo, and all the pretty handmade hatpins. Brookes also makes lovely custom hats by appointment and she’ll be opening up a Portland shop this spring! More HERE.

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CREDITS
Photography: Kate Edwards
Makeup: Mary Gambino
Models: Jessica Lucas + Alvaro Francisco
Hats: Brookes Boswell

Brookes Boswell

I’m so happy that Brookes Boswell has moved here to Portland because that means I can visit her at her studio and try on all the hats I have had my eye on. For autumn, there’s the Optimo which can be folded up and retain its shape, the dreamy little Rubin Beret and the stunning bell-shaped Pippin Hat which is just a glorious classic in camel, black and navy. My absolute favorite this season is the Benning Hat with the Campana Hat Pin by Tiro Tiro — SO GOOD. I also love the Arrow Hat Pin and the Soft Grid Hat Pin looks amazing. Brookes is also making hats for the fellas and, against all laws of nature, I’m even into this Black Leather Scrunchie. More HERE.

If you’re in Portland, you can make an appointment to be measured and order your hats at the BB studio in NE. Just email Brookes to set up your visit.

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Images courtesy of Brookes Boswell.

Brookes Boswell

I love these beautiful Brookes Boswell hats from her Spring/Summer 2015 collection. I am especially enamored with the lovely large-brimmed Wakefield straw hat — I think this may finally be my summer dream come true. I also love the Benning, Rubin, navy Treviso straw hat and the wonderful felt version. I love that Brookes is offering so many of her designs in both straw and felt. There are lots of fetching chapeaus for the fellas too! More HERE.

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Images courtesy of Brookes Boswell.

Brookes Boswell

I love the new Brookes Boswell Millinery collection and lookbook for Spring/Summer 2014. Brookes says that her work this season was inspired by summer memories and summer days to come. The southport springling seems perfect to protect my pale, sunburn prone skin while biking, fruit picking and visiting the coast during the warmer months. I also love her ailsa craig turban, the cool hailstone blonde and the alderman prolific. More HERE.

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CREDITS
Photography: Michael Cooper
Hair & Makeup: Jennifer Brent
Styling: Julie Brooke Williams
Models: Jesse Meighan and Joshua Goldstein

Brookes Boswell

I love the new Brookes Boswell Millinery hand painted straw collaboration with artist, Tracy Thomason, Pour Drip Scrape: A Second Summer Straw. The friends met eight years ago as MFA candidates in Architecture and Painting at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Those wide brim hats are beauties! The hats are all made by hand in Brooklyn. More HERE.

“The construction of each hat emphasizes the raw beauty and texture of the painted canvas, inviting the possibility of the paint rather than choking it free. Each of Tracy’s hand-painted creations evokes action painting, drawing from feminist performance art, the psychedelic and Rorschach tests.”

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Images courtesy of Brookes Boswell. Photography by Michael Cooper.

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