We honor our relatives – genetic and adopted – that helped to make us who we are by naming our products for them. We are the sum of our parts.
Bessie – Our great aunt Bessie was a pragmatic woman. Her idea of fashion was to have the same shirt in 7 colors. The Bessie hat would have appealed to her because this one hat can be worn in at least 7 different ways – and that’s even before you turn it inside out! It’s all about the brim. Wear it high like a czarina; bring it down to create a sailor’s cap; fold one side down to make a cloche, and so on.