She looked like a breath of fresh spring air in the gross humid heat of summer.
Last week we chatted with renowned milliner Ellen Christine about the importance--and difficulty--of hats. She's preparing for the Veuve Cliquot Polo Classic, where she has previously designed hats for the celebs in attendance. While the event is an elite fantasy, Ms. Christine was down to earth and charming. Originally a costume designer, Christine stumbled into millinery when a director demanded an elaborate helmet for a scene. It was all hats from there on out. Even with the accidental start, Ellen calls her job "a metier, a calling." And when you're that good, we'd believe it. She most recently crowned Linda Evangelista in W and added some mouse ears to Tina Fey in Vogue. Click through for her advice in selecting the perfect hat for you!