Open 10am - 5pm, Closed Mondays

Royal Tea and Millinery Fashions

Sunday April 2 – 1:00-3:00 – SOLD OUT

Creations by Mela Hoyt-Heydon & Louis Green
Hats will be available for purchase after the tea.

Mela Hoyt-Heydon
Mela designs and produces period millinery for the entertainment industry. Her hats can be seen in the films Vanity Fair, Emma, Jefferson in Paris, Persuasion, North and South, the Aviator and most recently, Comanche Moon.

Locally she has created costumes for Disney, Princess and Sitmar Cruise Lines, The Globe Theater, Moonlight Amphitheatre, Beverly Hills Playhouse, Long Beach Playhouse, Stages, 3DTheatricals, and Westbeat. She has designed a variety of television commercials for Mattel, Worlds of Wonder, Quick and Crispy French Fries and McDonalds, including dancing Chicken McNuggets.

Mela is the Coordinator of the Theatre Arts Department at Fullerton College where she has been teaching and has also been resident costume designer for the last 30 years.

Mela is a member of The Costume Society of America and The United States Institute of Theatre Technology. She’s also a member of the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum’s team working on the Copp Family Textiles.

Louise Green
Louise Green Millinery – romantic and beautiful, vintage inspired creations that have crowned stylish women, music and movie stars since 1987. Louise has a unique and intuitive ability to combine colors, materials and textures, creating wearable works of art.

British born and raised, Louise studied fine arts in her university education.  Less formally, the streets and people of London instilled a fascination for the richness of the past and a passion for ornamentation and color.  By the time Louise came to the United States in 1984 she was able to combine these passions with an intuitive sense of design.  Within three years she had begun her journey as a milliner.  Immediately the hats were selling at the most exclusive boutiques in Los Angeles.

Since its inception, the business has grown from serving an elite West Los Angeles clientele to include many of the finer boutiques and department stores across the United States and around the world.  Louise Green hats are also consistently featured in top fashion magazines and on the heads of some of music and movies brightest stars.  At the 9,000 square foot factory in the heart of West Los Angeles, California, Louise Green currently operates one of the most successful high-end millinery companies in the United States. Louise Green has won Millinery Designer Of The Year three times.

Romantic hats are not a necessity, but wearing a beautiful hat lifts the spirit.  A hat should be worn with a sense of fun and flirtation! Smile & enjoy!

Carnegie Plaza & Courtyard

With sunny Southern California weather, many of our special events are held in our pristinely manicured outdoor space, which includes beautiful waterscapes, ambient lighting, olive trees and bamboo lining the plaza. Available for private event rental.

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