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Nov 12, 2021

Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs

Babson College Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs

Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs

Apr 1, 2020

Tiara's Hat Parade

Tiara's Hat Parade

Tiara's Hat Parade

Mar 19, 2020

100-year-old D.C. hat maker still loving her craft, 40 years after opening her shop

Alison Starling | ABC7 Interviews Vanilla Beane

100-year-old D.C. hat maker still loving her craft, 40 years after opening her shop

Mar 6, 2020

Power Player of the Week

Power Player of the Week | Vanilla Beane

Power Player of the Week

Feb 20, 2020

We Are Washington

We Are Washington | Vanilla Beane

We Are Washington

Oct 11, 2019

From a Dream to a Legacy

Washington’s Famed Milliner

From a Dream to a Legacy

Oct 1, 2019

Portraits of the Hat Lady

An artist captures a ‘living legend’ of D.C. on canvas

Portraits of the Hat Lady

Oct 1, 2019

Business is good for a young entrepreneur. The business world needs to be better for her.

Business is good for a young entrepreneur. The business world needs to be better for her.

Sep 13, 2019

DC's hat lady, Ms. Vanilla Beane turns 100

To celebrate, D.C. Mayor, Muriel Bowser is hosting a private tea with 10 of Beane's closest friends. She will also recognize Sept. 13 as 'Vanilla Beane Day' in DC.

DC's hat lady, Ms. Vanilla Beane turns 100

Sep 13, 2019

Meet Vanilla Beane, the 100-Year-Old Milliner Behind Washington D.C.'s Prettiest Hats

The North Carolina native has been crafting hats in her Manor Park shop for 40 years.

Meet Vanilla Beane, the 100-Year-Old Milliner Behind Washington D.C.'s Prettiest Hats

Sep 13, 2019

Vanilla Beane Day

Proclamation

Vanilla Beane Day

Sep 12, 2019

Vanilla Beane turns 100 this month!

There's a big birthday happening in the nation's capital this weekend. Vanilla Beane — D.C.'s famed "hat lady" — is turning 100 years old.

Vanilla Beane turns 100 this month!

Sep 6, 2019

This Organization Made History for Black Talent in the Fashion Industry

The National Association of Black Fashion and Accessories Designers was the first of its kind to combat nepotism among White gatekeepers

This Organization Made History for Black Talent in the Fashion Industry

May 1, 2019

Diverse, Spry Centenarians Hailed at Annual Luncheon

Diverse, Spry Centenarians Hailed at Annual Luncheon

Mar 7, 2018

Women's History Month - Iconography of the Church Hat

Iconography of the Church Hat

Women's History Month - Iconography of the Church Hat

Nov 14, 2012

D.C. Woman Celebrates 100th Birthday with Sisters, 97, and 93

D.C. Woman Celebrates 100th Birthday with Sisters, 97, and 93

D.C. Woman Celebrates 100th Birthday with Sisters, 97, and 93

Apr 20, 2012

Church Ladies & Hats

A thing of the past?

Church Ladies & Hats

Nov 5, 2011

Celebrating 3 Sisters’ Lives and Longevity

Celebrating 3 Sisters’ Lives and Longevity

Celebrating 3 Sisters’ Lives and Longevity

Jun 15, 2010

CAPITAL CULTURE: Height hatmaker still going at 90

Height hatmaker still going at 90

CAPITAL CULTURE: Height hatmaker still going at 90

Sep 20, 2009

Celebrated D.C. Milliner Marks 90th Birthday With Friends, Hats

Celebrated D.C. Milliner Marks 90th Birthday With Friends, Hats

Celebrated D.C. Milliner Marks 90th Birthday With Friends, Hats
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