Hats make people feel good and that’s the point of them. Philip Treacy, an Irish milliner and designer based in London (born on my daughter Katie’s birthday, May 26).
Once a year in May, Newcomers Club of Marco Island, has Hat Day, a day when we all wear hats to the meeting. Newcomers is a monthly women’s group that I enjoy because it gives me a chance to dress up, meet new people, eat a lovely lunch, and listen to a program in a beautiful setting.
I especially relish Hat Day as I’m one of those rare birds who actually likes hats. Also, I think wearing a hat not only brings out the glamorous side of a woman, for me it also brings out the little girl.
As a youngster, I played a lot of dress up. I had a WWII footlocker of my dad’s that was full of cast-off ladies’ dresses, high heels, gloves, and hats. When my friends and I dressed up and “played house” with our dolls, the dads were always away at war…we were children of the 40s and 50s. I have many fond memories of role playing a mother, wife, and lovely lady wearing a hat.
Affirmation: My little girl inside is alive and well.
Coaching questions: What brings out the little girl in you? Why is it important for her to “come out and play” from time to time?