Monday, December 9, 2013

Hats On!

This past summer, Elaine Stone, a very beloved professor at FIT passed away at age 85. She sent her last academic email two days before she left us- working until the end. She was well known for her ubiquitous presence at school, her generosity of spirit and of student centeredness, her outrageous sense of humor and her work ethic. But above all, she was known and beloved for wearing a hat each and every day. So much so, that it had been decades since there had been a sighting without a hat- and that came only once. Oh, she was coiffed from head to toe, matching ribbons and brims of all sizes, patterns, solids, summer, winter- you get the picture.  A few days ago, we had a memorial for Elaine, Hats on For Elaine, where everyone brought out their millinery best to honor a great lady and a great mentor to me-hats and otherwise...

2 comments:

RETA said...

What a delightful way to honor her! Your sketch is a lovely tribute.

RETA@ http://evenhaazer.blogspot.com

Patrizia Torres said...

A great homage to your friend, the event and those lovely sketches !