Show us your vintage hats!

Discussion in 'The Powder Room' started by Daisy Buchanan, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. Daisy Buchanan

    Daisy Buchanan My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    So I've been looking around the powder room at all the different threads. I see many on hair (which are sooooo helpful), clothing, suits, make-up, etc..
    I have just been collecting for the past 3 months, and one of the things I really love are Hats. Before I started collecting, I always wore a hat. I have a nice amount of modern ones. I would really like to see your hats. I think it would be fun, because hats are all so different, each has its own personality. I know I can find a vintage suit or gown, and even if it doesn't fit perfectly, I can get it altered. But, a vintage hat in great shape that actually fits can be challenging. Now's the time to show off your hats, and I know some of you are avid collectors. Vintage, New, Repro, it doesn't matter. I'll start off with 2 that I really love (haven't worn them yet=-()and I just had to throw in a picture of Lily, my 23 pound british shorthair. She makes for a great hat model. I look forward to seeing what you've got.
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  2. dug this up to show my latest addition!

    Daisy, I so agree about hats having their own personalities - I especially love the red one with the feather! How chic!



    well, am I happy as a clam or what? This darling thing is my latest addition to the hat collection and I can't wait to get it - just won on ebay a few minutes ago!

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    I'll have to take some pictures of the rest of the collection soon - need to set up a place to take photos of godies. I've been in love with hats for some time and have made or made-over a number of them. This one needs a bit of TLC too, but nothing major.;)
     
  3. GOK

    GOK One Too Many

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    I've just bought this one but not received it yet:

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    It's got a snood an' everything!! :eusa_clap
     
  4. Lauren

    Lauren Distinguished Service Award

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    Oh, I saw that one GOK! I love it! I'll have to grab some of my hats and try to take pics today :)
     
  5. GOK

    GOK One Too Many

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    Oohh please do, Lauren!

    I used to have a huge collection of vintage hats and fascinators but I loaned them to a theatre group and never got them back. At the time I wasn't that worried about it because they'd just been carefully packed away and not used but now I really regret it. Not just that I don't have them to wear but because I didn't make enough fuss about getting them back in the first place.

    OTOH, I hope they are still being instrumental in giving pleasure to a good many people. :)
     
  6. Kim_B

    Kim_B Practically Family

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    I love all the hats you ladies have posted! While I am sure there is nothing that completes an outfit more than the perfect hat, I am just not a hat person - I look ridiculous in them! I envy those of you who can wear these hats and pull it off so well.

    I'm looking forward to seeing more of your collections!
     
  7. Lauren

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    Ok- here's some of my favorites of my collection. I admittedly have a huge hat fetish.
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  8. Lauren

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  9. GOK

    GOK One Too Many

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    Oohh hat porn! What a marvellous collection. I especially adore the fedora-type. **plots to jump on a plane in order to steal the hatty goodness!** lol
     
  10. texasgirl

    texasgirl One Too Many

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    Lauren, those hats are gorgeous! I am so jealous! I love hats, they just add that something special to an outfit.
     
  11. Lauren

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    Thanks so much, ladies! I'm glad more gals share the hat obscession... and GOK, if you make it to california, you're more than welcome to come rifle around in the hats :)

    Has anyone else read Lilly Dache's book Talking Through My Hats? It's so great! All her biography of her hatmaking. It really fuels the hat obscession. She was such an eccentric. I love her.
     
  12. msannabellelee

    msannabellelee New in Town

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  13. KAT

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    :eusa_clap Amazing hats everybody!!!!!!
    Lauren took a pic of me in my hat..maybe she can post it! But just ignore the double chin lol
     
  14. Lauren

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    Thanks, everyone :) I am loving seeing everyone's gorgeous hats!

    Here's the pic of Kat :) I am in love with her hat. And I think you look very stylish! I don't see any double chin.
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    hehhe:eek: thanks! i will try to get some other hat pictures! Thanks Lauren! Ypu looked very stylish yourself yesterday! MY HATS OFF TO YOU;)

    (can I steal it for my myspace?)
     
  16. Lauren

    Lauren Distinguished Service Award

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    Of course! Yup, it was good times, and thank you!
     
  17. jitterbugdoll

    jitterbugdoll Call Me a Cab

    Lovely hats, all! I need to take more photos of mine, but here a few from my collection:

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  18. dorotheascloset

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    WOW!! I find lots of hats in estates but rarely any as fabulous as the ones you gals have....what great pictures!! I look silly in them, but hoard them anyway. Somehow I have ended up with a small collection of faux leopard (and a real one, 30s black suede w/ real leopard bow on top!).....but this one is currently my favorite in the house.....great plumes in shades of blues wrapped around a black velvet platter shaped hat with grosgrain ribbon ruffled edge.
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  19. Miss Sis

    Miss Sis One Too Many

    Ladies, there is a hat to suit everyone. Just got to find it! I think many people just aren't used to wearing them or the attention it brings, so that makes them feel they don't suit them.

    I am loving the hats and will have to post some pics, soon as I get the pic thing sorted out!
     
  20. Rosie

    Rosie One Too Many

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    Lovely hats ladies. Beautiful!
     

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