April 18, 2018

Lyn Paolo pours one out, figuratively, by sharing the heartfelt stories behind her favorite Olivia Pope costumes.

Throughout seven seasons of ABC's "Scandal," the much-discussed costumes by Lyn Paolo helped impart "IT'S HANDLED" through Olivia Pope's plush designer outerwear and a comprehensive collection of black and white dresses suitable for all types of swampy Washington, D.C. occasions. Plus, those sumptuous and roomy Pradabags pulled double-duty for holding incriminating photos, various iterations of smartphones and, apparently, mints and camouflaging Kerry Washington's IRL baby bump. 

But the "Scandal" costumes sent a deeper message by showing that killer — see what I did there? — fashion is a tool for both inspiring and equipping smart, successful and ambitious women in a professional setting — whether high, low or both. Paolo intentionally mixed high-end fashion (that designers literally ripped off mannequins in the hopes of dressing Kerry Washington) with accessible brands. The costume designer was also on the forefront of tweeting directly with ultra-engaged fans about where to find Olivia and co.'s exact wardrobe, or comparable (and affordable) alternatives.


But during a free moment, the costume designer was more than happy to get nostalgic over her favorite of Olivia's costumes on "Scandal," and reflect on why the moments means so much to her and the fans. Paolo hopes the show's legacy through costume will live on long after Olivia presumably leaves the White House and her fixer days for an idyllic life in Vermont spent with President Fitzgerald Grant [Tony Goldwyn] and an artisanal jam-making business.

"I would want women to look at Olivia and, in fact, all of the cast, as inspirations," says Paolo. "I hope the show has shown women how to be themselves in the workplace and how we can all find our own strut with fashion as our inspiration."   


Photo: ABC/Richard Cartwright

"I love 'The White Hat' — mostly because it was from David [Rosen, played by Josh Molina], but also because it embodies the Olivia who is on the right path. I also love that it was made here in Los Angeles by Louise Green, a milliner who does amazing work."

The "Scandal" series finale airs at 10 p.m. on Thursday, April 19.


Read the complete article at fasionista.com

Purchase the hat on our website, SCANDAL WHITE HAT


April 18, 2018 by Lawrence Green

Lauren Zima & ET visit Louise Green

With the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle coming, Lauren Zima & Entertainment Tonight are doing their homework in reporting about everything British & special for the Royal wedding.   And yes hats are fun & special & required for Royal occasions. 

Click the link to view article to watch the video.

March 27, 2018 by Lawrence Green

Ada Pasternak @ W Hotel

AdaGreat fun fun to see our talented & beautiful friend Ada Pasternak perform at the W Hotel. Ada is wearing the 0722 Whimsy in black with natural & scarlet .  Watch the video below...


March 15, 2018 by Lawrence Green

Kelly LeBrock in XIOX Magazine

Louise Green Rider on Kelly LeBrock in XIOX Magazine
XIOX Magazine - Beyond  Beautiful An Interview with Kelly LeBrock
Online magazine featuring artists from around the world.
February 2018 Volume 2 (Issue 7, Page 156, issue 8 page 160)
to see the online magazine click XIOX Magazine
to see the hat on our website click 8346RRV Rider, black w/white

February 07, 2018 by Lawrence Green

Louise Green featured in Where Women Create BUSINESS

January 2018 issue

In there own words, "Where Women Create BUSINESS is an invaluable, 144-page guide for every woman business owner – from those just starting out to experienced artisans. Through advice columns and in-depth feature articles, it offers a multitude of knowledge and inspiration to women with a passion for success. In addition to the breathtaking photography and illuminating stories you've come to expect from Where Women Create, each feature provides a tangible and qualified takeaway that readers and professional-minded people of all levels can apply to their own businesses"

December 25, 2017 by Lawrence Green

Debra Messing on Will & Grace in Louise Green custom hat

Excited to have a custom hat worn by Debra Messing in the Will & Grace episode "A Gay Olde Christmas", aired December 5. Costume design, Therese McDonough.

November 27, 2017 by Lawrence Green

Art of Television Costume Design Exhibition at FIDM Museum

FIDM Museum Exhibit

The Louise Green hat that was part of the costume by Emmy Award nominee Alix Friedberg and worn by Laura Dern as Renata Klein in the HBO miniseries Big Little Lies is being featured in the 11th annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design Exhibition in the FIDM Museum at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles.  The exhibition runs through October 7, 2017.






August 31, 2017 by Lawrence Green

Dance & Millinery collide in this Adrian Cicerone video


Louise Green Millinery Co. from Adrian Cicerone on Vimeo.


Sometimes something tells you to just take a leap of faith.
Adrian Cicerone is a French-American film director & ex dancer with the Béjart Ballet Lausanne. He came to me to borrow hats. Adrian pitched his idea for an art film. I told him to run with it.
I love the results! 

June 26, 2017 by Lawrence Green

Kentucky Derby 2017 – Celebrity Chefs & more

Giada De LaurentiisHere are a few pictures of our wonderful customers at the at the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby as the three-year-old Thoroughbred, Always Dreaming, won the race.
Taking time away from the kitchen, celebrity chefs, Giada De Laurentiis & Brooke Williamson donned LOUISE GREEN hats at the festivities at Churchill Downs racetrack.

Brooke WilliamsonDee Dee Sorvino

May 12, 2017 by Lawrence Green

Storage Wars - Who Wants To Be A Mil-li-NER?


Great fun with the cast & crew of Storage Wars!
As the local expert, Louise was asked about the value of Darrell Sheets latest find.  Did he find another “big hit” in the vintage Hat Stretcher or the Shtreimel hat
Watch the episode on A&E or download it at itunes.

Storage Wars, Season 10, Episode 5
Who Wants To Be A Mil-li-NER?
Darrell goes on a cross-cultural haberdashery journey.
Aired on: Apr 26, 2017
May 12, 2017 by Lawrence Green