Hats Off! Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy's annual Spring Hat Luncheon
“I found a flower and came up with this in about an hour,” said Judy Woffington as she showed off a springy green-and-yellow derby hat. “But, I'm going to start thinking about next year now.”
Contemplating future ensembles was a common theme among the gorgeous parade of guys and gals strolling into Highland Park for Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy's annual Spring Hat Luncheon on May 3. That wasn't to say, however, that the current scene was lacking in legendary toppers.
“With that beehive on her head, Kiya Tomlin is the most interesting person in the world,” said emcee Sally Wiggin. Created by milliner Gina Mazzotta, the final product was the result of a few months worth of experimenting. “I've never done a beehive before. Imagine that,” she mused.
Elsewhere, Joe King managed to create a birdcage — complete with a nest full of eggs resting on his shoulder — in the blink of an eye. “It probably took me only about an hour,” he said, while Jill Weimer took a cue from Kate Middleton with a fascinator that she began searching for in October.
The concerted effort put into the flawless execution of this event was amazing — the gorgeous orchid centerpieces from Allison McGeary Florist, impeccable service from The Duquesne Club, and hustle of Pittsburgh Valet ensured the afternoon went off without a hitch.
On the list were co-chairs Debbie Demchak, Annie Hanna Engel, Charlene Petrelli, Kiya Tomlin, and Christy Wiegand; vice-chairs Vivian Benter, Christina Cochran, Federica Dallavecchia, Laura Dawson, Cindy Gerber, Emily Mack Jamison, Mary McKinney, Signe Warner Watson, and Latasha Wilson-Batch; PPC prexy Meg Cheever, Donna Peterman, and Mayor Bill Peduto with fellow politicos Corey O'Connor and Dan Gilman.
The sold-out event raised $500K.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Throughout the year, Pittsburgh’s sartorial winners inspire closet envy
- Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera Guild’s Christmas festivities look ahead to 2015
- Carnegie Trees an annual favorite for museum visitors
- Renowned neurosurgeon speaks at Pittsburgh Carson Scholars Fund auction