"...When several large boxes arrived at our editorial offices, quite a commotion ensued. We all crowded around as style director Yukie McLean began sifting through a sea of green tissue paper, revealing one of the most beautiful hats we've ever seen. "Collective oohs and aahs rose from our lips as one by one a parade of feathers and frills appeared right before our eyes. A frenzied delight surrounded our team as we took turns donning these lovely creations, and you'll see why when you take a look at this issue's feature on hat designer Katie Whaley..."
Phyllis Norton Hoffman
Excerpted from Southern Lady Magazine (March/April 2006)