Thursday, May 15, 2008

Hats off to winter!

I have always loved hats and headpieces but generally have been too afraid to wear them. I usually buy a couple each season but the process goes something like this...

I like the idea because Vogue/In Style/Russh do a number of features on the seasons latest plus Dita/Cameron/Kate/Nicole are all sporting them and looking fabulous. I then see one I like. I buy it. I get it home. I try it on with several outfits. I think it looks ridiculous.I hang it on the hat stand where it stays for the rest of the year.

Nevertheless, I did satiate my desire to don spectacular head wear at my recent nuptials by wearing a handmade vintage style head piece that matched my dress. Actually, I almost didn't wear it. After having my hair done and makeup applied I nervously attached the headpiece expecting it to look completely stupid but was then utterly gob smacked by how well it complemented my dress (and kept my unruly fringe out of my eyes).

So now that I have conquered head pieces, I'm going to give hats a whirl this winter. Of course, I do actually sell vintage hats in the shop - and over the last couple of years have sold a few spectacular ones at that! The thing is, hats always seem to look better on someone else's head...

Perhaps the trick is not to look in the mirror for too long - maybe I'll just pop it on my head as I'm walking out the door.

My beautiful handmade wedding head piece made me feel a million bucks!

...hopefully, I will feel the same about this one when I wear it outside!


fashion herald said...

Your wedding head piece is so beautiful! I wanted to see a big close-up, it's that good!
And I do the same with hats, so I practice wearing them to go grocery shopping.

The Seeker said...

Hi dear!

Oh I love hats, but I'm not brave enough to wear them on street with people starring at me.
But I still buy some... crazy me.

You look awesome with your wedding head piece.

Thanks for linking me, I've linked you too.


miss hautttefashion said...

have you seen the green headpiece/hat thing that sarahjessicaparker wore to a premiere??

Kira Fashion said...

i love hats, specially fedoras!

a kiss

fashion herald said...

SJP's hat at the London premiere is a fascinating hat study. Not many can wear it, but I think she wore it - it did not wear her. BUT, would she don such a hat if it wasn't a "Carrie" event? I don't think so.
Bottom line, thanks to SJP for going out on a limb and kicking but in that fabulous head gear!

Always In Style said...

I love your wedding headpiece -- I really wanted to wear something similar when i got married but gave in to peer pressure not too.

Still regret it.

And i'll have to respectfully disagree with fashion herald (sorry dear!) -- i really do think that hat did wear SJP. Take a look at most of the pics of her in it. She looks kind of awkward, like she's balancing a fruit basket on her head or something.

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

that's are great especially when your having a bad hair day. You can also change your look so easily, love both the ones you are wearing!

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