Show us your vintage hats!

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

  1. chanteuseCarey

    chanteuseCarey Call Me a Cab

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    Playing with my vintage 1940s green straw. Of all the vintage hats I have, this one I keep coming back to.

    Today I'm channeling Isobel Elsom and Barbara Brown as Mrs. Maria Castro and Mrs. Delfina Acuña respectively, in the 1942 film with Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth You Were Never Lovelier.

    Playing around with putting my hair up and what earrings to wear with, for an upcoming trip to Long Beach and Catalina Island.

    Forgive the modern eyeglasses here, and was sans makeup for this quick snap.

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    BTW, this film is a GREAT one for us older ladies and the young ladies here too for clothes, hats and HAIRDOS of the early 1940s. Forget Rita, look at the two older ladies and the two younger sisters!! Each of the four have their own very specific style and look.

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  2. chanteuseCarey

    chanteuseCarey Call Me a Cab

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    from this past Saturday, during my recent trip on the Queen Mary:

    daytime: vintage green 1940s straw

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    evening: vintage ivory 1940s wool with brown flocked netting and two dead birds

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  3. wahine

    wahine Practically Family

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    ChanteuseCarey, you always look so fabulous! It takes a true lady to wear a hat with such grandezza.

    I'm totally insecure about wearing hats. The reason is that I have so little experience. Since my head is very large and my budget is very small, I usually can't find fitting hats. I wear soft berets that can be stretched, but no hats. So far.
    Last week, I found two hats in a thrift shop that *might* be worn by me. How do I wear these? Are they too small (esp. the black one seems to sit too far on top of my head) or does it just seem akward to me because the look of a hat on my head is so unfamiliar to me?
    I'd be really grateful for some advice, ladies!

    These are the hats:
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    This is my hairstyle on a fairly good hair day (is it just me or does the hair always look better in the mirror than in a photo?):
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    Now, what do you think?
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  4. Alice Blue

    Alice Blue One of the Regulars

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  5. Alice Blue

    Alice Blue One of the Regulars

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    So, I got two vintage hats in the mail yesterday - my first purchases! One is a velvet tilt hat that is too small, as I suspected. However it was very cheap, and I bought it anyway so I could experiment with fasteners without worrying about ruining a valuable hat.

    The other is a 22 1/2, and it very nearly fits! The feather has seen better days, and the end of the tube-thing that the feather sits in is coming away. I wonder if I should replace the feather - any guesses as to the species?

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  6. LolitaHaze

    LolitaHaze Call Me a Cab

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    It's been awhile since the last entry in this thread. I hope my adding to it is more about reviving and less about necromancy! I wanted to share my latest hat acquisition! In all my years of buying hats (I probably have about 50ish -- maybe more) this is my FIRST ladies fedora! I am thrilled to add this one to my collection. 20190220_211218b.jpg
     
  7. LolitaHaze

    LolitaHaze Call Me a Cab

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    I really want to wear hats more this year, like this black felt wide brim from the 1940s. A woman complimented me on it and seemed even more in awe that it was that old! You can see more photos from my outing on my blog Vintage Starlet. Photo Jan 14, 1 42 57 PMb.jpg
     
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