Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Plastic waves, sequins and period drama.

Hats. All I see is hats. First, I stay up Saturday night watching Cranford. Hats. Hats on Judi Dench. Veils. Hats.
Then I'm watching Inspector Alleyn with my grandmother on Easter Sunday. Hats. It is, after all, the 1930s.
I open my new copy of Another Magazine. Hats again. Stephen Jones this time. Brilliant photography.
stephenjones5.jpg

stephenjones4.jpg picture by laura123laura_2007
I come across a turban made from the material for an hermes scarf. It has a matching handbag, run up by Chanel. I'm pretty sure there's a dress somewhere. Only ones ever made in the world.... (My uncle is very persuasive). My grandmother wore it to my father's wedding. Brilliant, isn't it? One more thing... the patten? Hundreds of shoes.
Hmmm....there's a thought...dress made of shoes.....ballet shoes could work.....
At any rate, then I spot this fedora from RVCA ...$42...
 
I remember I want a stray straw floppy hat, like this Kimchi and Blue one, $28 @UO(us).....
That I wouldn't mind an Asymmetrical Straw semi-Cloche with a teardrop crown...

Black Silk Satin Rose Headband with monochrome sequins. Tour de force 
Image of THE BLOOM
Green Pinstripe silk taffeta bow headband Tour de force 
Tour de Force
Lets be fun! Oversized, jewel toned, requiring nothing more than courage and attitude. Isabella blow Compared it to therapy, saying, "If I feel really low, I go to see Philip, cover my face [with his hats] and feel fantastic... Wearing a hat is like cosmetic surgery."
 

13 comments:

The Six Six Sick Girls said...

I'm hat obsessed too-- what a great selection!

xxx,
Tiffany

nadia said...

I'm always a bit scared to wear hats, they intimidate me! I really like the green headband one from tour de force though, it's gorgeous.

Bianca and Isabella said...

love it.

xx
the crumpet girls

http://crumpetsandt.blogspot.com

Belle said...

These hts are fabulous!
I really want a straw fedora for summer!!

(Beautiful choice in music, I adore Vanessa Paradis & BB Brunes)

v said...

gorgeous post!

http://balmainbazaar.blogspot.com/

diamondsinchampagne said...

Omg that last hat is perfection. I need that for the autumn races

¶ MICHELLE.K said...

I like hats but the boyfriend hates me wearing them.

LJ said...

I'd love to have Isabella Blow's headpieces...she was amazing..
xx-LJ from SOS!

10ThMuse said...

:D i have a thing for them too :D

trishiekoh said...

Great selection of hats! I esp like the fedora.

dapper kid said...

The last two are sooo beautiful!! I seriously need to go to Mayfair and get a hat made for autumn.

melissa f. said...

I have never worn a hat, besides a silly red wool cap that has lasted 3 winters. time for a seasonal update I suppose!

Kay said...

$42 seems a little steep, although I am a total cheapskate. I love the Another Magazine photography, woww. My mum likes Cranford (: I never really got into it though