Spokane-based designer Erin Haskell went from a career in marketing to a masters in architecture to an internship with Stella McCartney before at last launching her first-ever millinery collection, Olive and Boone, in August of last year.
The line—named for Haskell's two dogs—translates her background in architecture and interior design into geometric, highly structured, and meticulously tailored millinery. And don't start envisioning flamboyant royal wedding–esque toppers: Haskell's designs are occasion-y, but definitely made to be worn outside the Kentucky Derby.
Why hats for Haskell? "Growing up in the Northwest I always wore them, so I think there's a sentimental aspect for me," she told us. "I just feel like you can never have a bad day while wearing a hat." (Or a bad hair day, for that matter.)
Swoon over the dreamy images from the just-released bridal look book below, and go online to peruse the entire Olive and Boone collection. Headed east? Stop by the renovated mid-century hotel that houses the Spokane showroom.