Proprietress and Milliner
The hats featured in Today’s Woman Magazine can be found at:
1310 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40204
Nestled on the eastern edge of Highland Park's bustling Central Avenue among other trendy boutiques is Ooh-La-La, a small shop that's big on style and service. Located in the historic Highland Park Movie Theatre Building, in a space previously dedicated to a millinery shop during the 30's and 40's, proprietor and designer Lisa Farrell interprets the art of millinery with a modern eye.
This tres chic boutique feels like a Parisian millinery salon complete with draped velvet curtains, an elegant chaise lounge and an ornate vintage mirror. By far the most dramatic element of the salon is the wall lined with old hat blocks – a true mark of craftsmanship seldom seen in department stores.
Beautifully handcrafted women's hats are displayed in small vignettes throughout the intimate salon. These one-of-a-kind couture creations are wonderfully detailed with frothy feathers, sumptuous fabrics, vintage beading or another well-crafted trim. Choose a hat straight off the peg designed by owner Lisa Farrell or from one of the other featured milliners. And finding a hat that fits properly is never a problem. Unlike a department store, Ooh-La-La can adjust any hat for size to insure a comfortable fit for even smaller and larger head measurements.
For a truly one-of-a-kind experience indulge yourself with a custom-made couture creation. Whether it's for a special occasion or simply a special treat, Ooh-La-La can design a unique look just for you. Custom work can take four to six weeks but it's absolutely worth the wait.
Fun and fanciful children's and adult hats are a specialty at the shop. Laura Hubka's warm and whimsical Hubcaps for Your Head fleece hats and scarves for boys and girls of all ages feature pom-poms, fringe and other kinds of trims in all sorts of colorful stripes, polka dots, and prints. And for those with a more than average head size, Laura's Extranium Cranium Collection will fit you to a tee and keep you warm on even the coldest of days. All these cute and adorable selections are available for the young and the young at heart, and these darling and delightful creations make it easy to spoil the wee ones and yourself with more than one hat.
Recalling the grace and elegance of a by-gone era, Ooh-La-La designs inspired fashion pieces intended to be worn and admired. With these works of art on your head, bad hair days are a thing of the past.
Tuesday: 1:00 to 5:00
Wednesday – Saturday: 11:00 to 5:00
Closed Sunday and Monday
Shop hours may vary due to holidays and special events.