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Mod Hatter Opens Fairfax District Boutique

Hats were influenced by the royal wedding



    A shop on Beverly Boulevard sells one-of-a-kind hats, as enthusiasm for headgear continues to grow. (Published Friday, Sept. 23, 2011)

    Heads up. Hats are in again thanks to the Royal Wedding this summer and the unusual head gear on the guests.

    The phenomenon prompted Susan Murphy to open the Millinery Guild at 7767 Beverly Blvd.

    She admitted the London influence on some of her styles.

    “It had a lot of influence. You see more people wearing head pieces with feathers,” she said.

    Murphy has been making hats for 20 years, but now she is cashing in on the craze.

    Her boutique specializes in handmade, one of a kind creations and she is also encouraging the creativity of others. The Millinery Guild is offering workshops to anyone interested in learning the art of hat making.