In her autobiography, Goodness Had Nothing To Do With It, Mae stated that hats have always been her passion and her only real extravagance. “I sometimes take them out of the closet and amuse myself for an hour or so before a mirror.” She wrote. “Then I put them away again. It may have some psychological meaning. I have never bothered to analyze it. Why try a headshrinking technique on anything so delightful?”
As this is not the kind of Mae West therapy that can get me arrested…I decided to give it a try. And she’s right. it’s amusing, and relaxing, and although it seems a little silly – A girl needs to know how she looks in her hats!