Q&A with Gaelle Le Goff

We were excited to catch up with Gaelle Le Goff, for Haute Hats, before her trunk show at Dovecote on Saturday, May 16th and Sunday, May 17th. Here is what she shared with us about her collection!

What three words best describe your line?
Classic. Chic. Sophisticated.

What has been your inspiration this season?
You never know when or where you will find inspiration but I am the most inspired by my travels. Last year, I was fortunate enough to spend a significant amount of time abroad. In addition to the five weeks I spent in Ecuador earlier in the year, I spent five weeks in Europe during the months of August and September. I designed a collection while in Europe inspired by the images, locations, landscapes, tastes, and memories I had the pleasure of experiencing. Most certainly, I paid close attention to French fashion and drew inspiration from the gorgeous color palettes “of the moment”. I am, in fact, half-Ecuadorian (from where I design and import my products) and half-French (how I view my style and aesthetic).

What is your favorite piece from your collection and why?
One of my favorite hats from my collection is the Classic Panama Hat in the bleached straw with a beautiful taupe grosgrain ribbon. I love it because it is a classic hat design infused with my aesthetic. It is functional in that the brim is wide enough that it gives great coverage from the sun. It is versatile since it can be dressed-up or dressed-down. The bonus is that it looks great on everyone!! I have seen it on women and men of all ages, sizes, skin colors, hair colors, etc. . . . and it truly looks fabulous on every person I have put one on!!

How do you view your personal style?
I consider myself to be a fashion chameleon. I can vary my style from day-to-day depending on what I feel like or more importantly, what I WANT to feel like. I believe in the philosophy of “look good, feel good” and I dress for myself. Although my style can vary from day to day, I am always “ultra-feminine.”

Do you have recommendations on styling items from your collection?
My hats are very versatile and can be worn with ANYTHING! A hat from my collection can instantly add pizazz to any outfit no matter how basic. They can be worn casually with jeans & a t-shirt or beach attire, and/or dressed up for more formal wear! Haute Hats are meant to be worn “creatively” and there are no rules to how you style them . . . just be true to your personal style!

If you could provide one piece of fashion advice, what would it be?
If you invest in classic, quality, well-tailored pieces that flatter your figure, you can never go wrong . . . and most importantly, accessories are NECESSITIES!

We hope to see you this weekend!

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