Charlotte Ham (for Toni) – Millinery

Toni Ham was the sole creator of Toni’s Designs and was the drive behind this unique millinery art. Her character comes through these hat designs, showing every bit of sophistication, fierceness, and beauty. When it came to fashion, for as long as I can remember, Toni always dressed to perfection and with grace. Most of Toni’s style of hats are traditionally worn by African American women, to be used in times of Celebration and Mourning. For over a decade, her unique hats were a staple for the African American Community and the Black Church. Though never limiting her style to just culture, Toni took from other eras and times and made it her own — she never disappointed. 

As the daughter of Toni, I had the pleasure of seeing her in action, and the pleasure now to continue what she started. Since losing my mother to Dementia, I remain hopeful I can continue her legacy by making her hats accessible to the community and those that appreciate this art. She would be proud. 

Make a statement and wear it well.

– Charlotte Ham

Join Charlotte at the Memory Tent at 3pm on Saturday, Oct. 14 to hear stories about her mother, the late Toni Ham, a longtime demonstrating folk artist at Tucson Meet Yourself.


Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins

Festival Appearance
Folk Arts Area, N. Church Ave.

Skip to content