The Hat Ladies, in general, and Archie, in particular,  have been featured and photographed regularly in The Post and Courier, The Charleston City Paper, Skirt!, The Charleston Mercury, The Charleston Magazine, The Charleston City Paper, Charleston Gateway Magazine, Charleston Travelhost.  We have also appeared in Southern Lady and Better Homes and Gardens, Creative Home.

Here's a favorite photo and snipit

from Skirt! Magazine  "Secret Lives" feature

Photo by Leigh Webber,

Archie Burkel has Hatitude

Being Top Hat of The Hat Ladies combines Archie's passion for fashion and compassion. The result is a volunteer brigade of stylish ladies who are making a difference in their lives and their community.  When she is not pulling things out of her hat, she can be found teaching "Memoirs  Done Write," gardening, swimming or working on her latest project: a workshop called "Hints from The Hat Lady, from Head to Toe."

3 things you don't know about me:  I posed nude (except for a hat) for art classes at The College of Charleston before The Hat Ladies came to be.  I bungee jumped head first from a hot air balloon in Colorado.  I danced with my husband at the wedding of Nadia Comaneci and Bart Conner at the Cotroceni Palace in Bucharest, Romania

Complete text of all hat related articles can be found on this website under "The Hat Ladies in the News." 

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