But no, hats are in a category all of their own. Love them or hate them they are an essential accessory for some occasions. One such occasion being … baby it’s cold outside. That reason aside, I buy hats just because they’re beautiful. They don’t have to perform any duty, fulfill any purpose other than just that – a veritable breathtaking accessory.
Check out the hats on the right – they were one of several pages of hats listed as those fashionable in the 1920’s. It must have been some decade … there are about five pages of very, very different looking styles of hats. They say form follows function, or is it perception is everything. I never get those clichés right. Anyhoo … the reason I sat down to exercise my right to write is to tell you about what’s up with Elizabeth Rohloff, one of the few, the very, very brave and busiest, of Portland’s consummate designers.
Editor’s note: Rohloff and the Susan Sokol Blosser connection=Power of the Purse check the last graph!Elizabeth and I shared a little bit of heaven (Happy Hour Heaven) the other night, at the Secret Society Lounge (116 NE Russell).
Did you know there’s a Secret Society Ballroom and a Secret Society Recording Studio? Yes it has a rich history all right. Even mystical Masons you might say. There are all those tall, telltale ceilings, dark woodwork and rich red draperies. Ask one of the bartenders what transpir
ed there around the turn of the century … that’s all I’m saying.
Now … on to Ms. Rohloff’s bizness which is design of course. Check out the latest from her web page:
So I have done my best my dears, to share with you what I know for sure on this Thursday evening. I know not much but what I do know is that are some terribly talented women out there and Elizabeth Rohloff is among them. So don’t you want to know what she’s going to be doing in the next few weeks? Of course you do.
Well let’s see… for starters:
Two events on Friday April 30 –
One of these premiere events is at the Convention Center and the other is at the Portland Art Museum. You will have to clone yourself like Elizabeth is doing, to get into both. But they will definitely both be a fun night out!
BTW Elizabeth is designing a purse for Susan Sokol Blosser, c0-founder of the Sokol Blosser Winery in the Willamette Valley Dundee Hills.