Show us your vintage hats!

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

  1. Tifa

    Tifa Familiar Face

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    LOOOVE it! I love fruit hats and the idea of other edible stuff on your head. I once did a Carmen Miranda shoot since I love her. I had an awesome time with fruits on my head :p
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    Need a party to wear it again :)
     
  2. Stray Cat

    Stray Cat My Mail is Forwarded Here

    You look fabulous!
     
  3. Odile

    Odile New in Town

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    That is SUCH an amazing picture
     
  4. wahine

    wahine Practically Family

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    Yes, it looks like the best possible teamwork: beautiful model and skilled photographer!
    Simply fun to look at and enjoy. Thanks for posting, Tifa.
     
  5. Hatstruck

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    These hats are absolutely awesome!
     
  6. Hatstruck

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    That hat looks gorgeous on you. Since you love Bes Ben hats, check these out at : http://hatstruck.blogspot.com/2010/04/allison-parsons-bes-ben-collection.html. There is also a link in the sidebar to a museum showing Bes Ben Hats. Fabulous!
     
  7. LinaSofia

    LinaSofia A-List Customer

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    I love wearing hats and I have decide to stretch my hat-wearing into the summer months this year by getting some straw hats! I've just bought this one... any ideas about dating it? 60s? But I was actually thinking I might be able to pull it off as 40s... if worn a bit more slanted towards the back of the head rather than forward... do you think it might work?

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    do you girls have any tips for what to look for in 40s or 50s summer hats? I haven't really ventured into the summer hat area before.. :)
     
  8. Hatstruck

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    Here is an excellent reference for hats of the 1940s and maybe some 1950s. The site has not been updated for a couple of years but it is wonderful and it can be revisited time and time again. Enjoy! http://chapeauxbibitop.blogspot.com/
     
  9. LinaSofia

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    thank you! wonderful resource! Thanks for sharing :)
     
  10. Odile

    Odile New in Town

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    Thanks for the link! I've actually already stumbled across that page, just from google. Her collection is amazing. I thought I had a lot of Bes Ben hats (6, I think, at last count) but she puts my collection to shame. I would have loved to see them in person!
     
  11. Mojito

    Mojito One Too Many

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    Texasgirl, those 20s hats are my eyecandy for the evening! And even though it's not "my" collecting era, Bes-ben hats always delight me with their wit and playfulness, so seeing one of those makes me happy :) I have a whole slew of new hats - here's a favourite:

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  12. Drappa

    Drappa One Too Many

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    ^Has anyone told you that you are the spitting image of Eva Green?

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  13. Hatstruck

    Hatstruck Familiar Face

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    I love cloche hats, and that one is beautiful. It looks great on you.
     
  14. Mojito

    Mojito One Too Many

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    No one has ever said that, Drappa - but goodness, it's flattering! And thank you, Hatstruck!
     
  15. Hatstruck

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    Hi ladies, check out the video on my site showing some fabulous 1938 hats.
     
  16. Tuesday_Next

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    I have collected a whole bunch of cloche patterns over on Ravelry. Even though I don't collect 20s era fashions, I just love Louise Brooks' bobs and a lovely cloche. So stunning!

    (oh, just noticed the fabulous Pendleton that Winona Ryder is wearing with that cloche.. its giving me ideas!)
     
  17. Isis

    Isis One of the Regulars

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    Nothing to show yet, but I have to squee a little in anticipation. When my grandmother dies 8 years ago I inherited two old travel hat boxes full of hat making supplies. When I got them I just opened them briefly and then, somehow, I never opened one of them again. They are identical and I think I somehow managed to overlook that I actually have two of them, not one. Yesterday I went through them both and realized my mistake. I also relaized that I have no less than 26 unblocked hat bodies in felt in a number of colour and qualities. (Luckily I also inherited three hat blocks too). Then, in the bottom I found a somewhat crushed and very dusty hat in dark blue felt. From the shape of it I think it is form the 1930's and it's quite simple- nothing fancy at all. In fact, probably just the hat a smart looking, but not very rich girl would wear. Like my grandmother. And after looking at it carefully I find that despite it bedraggled appearnce, it is in a rather good condition, no tears or holes at all. I'm sure that is I de-dust it, steam it gently and let it rest on a hat block to help it retain its shape, it will be as good as new.

    What a treasure I found out that I have!
     
  18. Miss Tuppence

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    ^Wow, how exciting! I hope you will post a pic of your newly rediscovered hat…..You are so fortunate to have the proper felt hoods and hat blocks too- finding nice felt (old) is so hard nowadays- the modern stuff just doesn’t even compare! May I ask if your grandmother was a milliner?
     
  19. Tamamiko

    Tamamiko One of the Regulars

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    Geez, I haven't contributed anything on here in forever...
    I have a great hat (in great need of repair) that a friend wanted to shoot me in. Unfortunately, a lot of the shots are dark, but I have a few where the hat is pretty visible.
     

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