venerdì 26 settembre 2008

Mad Hats In Wonderland

During the last 12 months or so I developed a strong attraction to hats. Regular readers should know this is not the first post I write about hats and they could also remember I wrote I was a little scared about wearing things on my head in public. I'm not sure what happened, but I feel a little braver now and my love for hats is stronger than ever.

With the upcoming cold months I started collecting a good amount of warm wool hats in every thinkable shape and shades, but I'm also interested in little adorable ornaments and fascinators, perfect to renew a little black dress or a too serious outfit.
Last month while I was searching on Etsy, I found the great hat below


and I thought "I should have it!"

Looking at the seller profile, I discover she (the adorable Brenda) is

"a modern milliner trying to start a hat revival. It used to be considered improper for a lady to leave the house with out a hat and gloves... I draw influence from multiple decades of the past and what is going on right now in crafting. Burlesque and Pin Up fashion are my passions. I thrive on custom work because I am a big supporter of expressing your self through fashion, so if you don't see something you love, contact me and I can try my best to make it happen."


There was also a link to her website and
as soon as I visited it (expecially the custom orders page) I felt like I was in Wonderland!





I immediately contacted Brenda with some ideas and she was very helpful and nice and made me three wonderful pieces. Her package arrived just in time for my birthday, so it was like a present!!

First of all, there is the flower felt hat in grey. I choosed a neutral not too bold color this time, but I'll surely order it in purple or red soon cause it looks wonderful!




Then, another wonderful felt hat, in black, but with a crazy detail...a little yellow bird


I wore it with a "dark ladylike outfit", with an old little black dress, lace up shoes and an essential revisited pin up makeup - naked skin (look how pale I am!), mascara and a strong red lipstick


Last but not least, my third purchase: a wonderful peacock feathers fascinator. I wanted to buy one for so long and now I own a perfect one :-)



Brenda is now the proud mom of two little ones (congratulations!!!) so the store is temporarily closed, but she will be back as soon as she can, so keep checking her website. I'm sure you'll find something you can't live without!

18 commenti:

suzy. ha detto...

oh i love them all. i am heading over to her site immediately!

Romualda ha detto...

Te agregue a mis recomendados, espero que los moldes te sirvan para hacer tus propios sombreros.
Saludos desde Argentina

selinaoolala ha detto...

they're all gorgeous! i bet you'd get so many complements, don't be scared, who could say a bad word against these lovelies?!

jayne ha detto...

you look amazing! fab hats!

(R)evolver74 ha detto...

The dark red robin hood-type one is amazing!!!!

La Clocharde ha detto...

I love them!!
I'm a big fan of hair complements, I think they are the best way of making a really special look.
Congrats for the purchases, they are absolutely faboulous and look great on you.

(I'm gonna visit that store as soon as possible and get some for me)

MR style ha detto...

it looks so isabella blow

Sharon Rose ha detto...

Hi there!! Oh these are gorgeous-the 1st and 3rd ones are my favourites, great buys indeed!

the freelancer's fashionblog ha detto...

You look amazing! I wish I had more hats and fascinators too...

alice ha detto...

Wow, what wonderful hats!

budget chic ha detto...

I love them all - LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!! This reminds of this movie from the 80 "Slaves of New York" please see vintage flick, if you into hats

THE HOUSE OF STYLE ha detto...

oh i love hats! arent they fab! love the ones you had made for you. you look terrific in them. my fave is the felt one!
x
Marian

Shaz ha detto...

at first i thought i loved the flower felt hat, then i saw the peacock feather hat and loved it, but the little bird sitting pretty on the hait is my favourite! So quirky cute

MouseVox Vintage ha detto...

ooh! you look fabulous in a hat. i particularly love the grey felt one.

xoxo

urbanita ha detto...

The bird one is so cute!

left hand endeavor ha detto...

i've been shopping all over for the perfect vintage hat to wear to a wedding in october! maybe something with a veil! these are pretty!

Chloe ha detto...

A little late on this, but wow. What a great find! Love the hats.

mademoiselleb ha detto...

le piume, le piume, le piume ! ♥