The sixth annual Deighton Cup has quickly become one of the premiere fashion highlights of Vancouver’s summer season. To encourage attendees to look their absolute finest, celebrity stylist Crystal Carson, the Cup’s Style Director and Producer, organizes the Style Stakes Best Dressed Award which will be given to one lucky stylish winner. And what better way to get started on prepping for the big event than a styling soiree on July 7th hosted by the luxury resale boutique Mine & Yours, featuring an exclusive presentation of couture hats by Hive Mind Millinery?
Inside the Mine & Yours hat salon in downtown Vancouver, a select group of ladies mingled and excitedly tried on various head ornaments designed by Dominique Hanke, ranging from dainty fascinators to large plate-like sculptures. The lovely hostesses Crystal Carson and Dominique, as well as Mine & Yours co-owners Jigme Love and Courtney Watkins, were on hand to give styling tips and help everyone secure the fanciful pieces on top of their heads. There was even a pop-up photobooth for the ladies to pose with their new hats and put on their best ‘hat face’. There was a buzz of energy in the air as the attendees had a blast trying on different styles, figuring out which one expressed them best, and pre-ordering their favourite with Dominique.
The Hive Mind Millinery hats will be on sale to the public at Mine & Yours until July 26th, the day of The Deighton Cup. Mine & Yours is located at 1060 Hornby Street in Vancouver. We are about to get fancy indeed!
Photography by Aurora Chan