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Author Topic: Hats - Millinery  (Read 1906 times)

Tupelo

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Hats - Millinery
« on: March 22, 2011, 07:57:19 AM »
This hat is from Betmar NY, which has been in the millinery business since the 1930's. The brim on it is quite deep, and kind of flirty. If you tilt your head a little forward, all that "shows" is your mouth and chin! So a red lippie is de rigeur. I bought the black one. But it is also available in the Spectator look.

This is my Easter bonnet. I will definitely post a photo of me in it after Easter. :)
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Re: Hats - Millinery
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2011, 11:21:56 AM »
 :heartthrob:  Sometimes I really miss hats.  I can remember some of my mothers (esp. a navy plaid with fake cherries) and I remember having a red coat with matching hat sporting ribbons down the back that I wore to church on Easter Sunday (with my saddle shoes and lace-edged anklets).

Then I remember how we switched to big hair, and how hat hair became a dreaded condition.

Still, there is something quite elegant about hats. 
You will look divine in it, Tupelo.
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Re: Hats - Millinery
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2011, 07:54:14 PM »
Those are beautiful hats!  I can just see you strutting your stuff in the black one.  Will you wear your hair up or down?  I remember Christie Brinkley in the Uptown Girl video working that hat she wore.  I think she had an up-do in that one.
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Re: Hats - Millinery
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2011, 11:14:22 PM »
I adore hats.  I always wore hats Easter, growing up.  If I had the nerve, I'd continue to wear then now.  Perhaps one just needs to put the chin up and do it.

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Re: Hats - Millinery
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2011, 11:18:20 PM »
Me, too. I love the black and white one. It just reminds me of Spring.
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Re: Hats - Millinery
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2011, 11:30:14 PM »
That's my favorite, too, SusieQ.  Now I don't know when I would wear a hat like that, but I find it oddly reassuring that someone, somewhere, will.
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Re: Hats - Millinery
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2011, 11:46:54 PM »
And, white gloves. Maybe to a spring wedding....
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Re: Hats - Millinery
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2011, 11:49:15 PM »
I love hats, especially the smaller, pill-box type ones. I look terrible in all hats, though, so I don't wear them.

Maira Kalman does hats well:
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Re: Hats - Millinery
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2011, 07:17:01 AM »
That's my favorite, too, SusieQ.  Now I don't know when I would wear a hat like that, but I find it oddly reassuring that someone, somewhere, will.

It a Church Hat! :)  In our little town, we are within walking distance of 8 churches. Sometimes, we'll have coffee on our porch on Sunday mornings just to watch the families walking to their churches. Every Sunday is an Easter parade in our town.

I wore this hat home from Macy's when I purchased it, and stopped into CVS with my sis. A gentleman in line with us expressed admiration for my "Church Hat." :)
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Re: Hats - Millinery
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2011, 09:56:21 AM »
My 7 yr. old is obsessed with hats!  Current fave is a slate blue porkpie that looks stunning with her baby blues and long blonde hair!  I am creating a diva for sure.  We finally found her an Easter hat--it is a woman's hat that is navy- we will re-trim it with a red flower to go with her red dress--and of course she has gloves!  She is very excited--I try to expose her to some of my "old school" traditions--fun!!

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Re: Hats - Millinery
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2011, 10:00:17 AM »
What a great tradtion, sau! I'm sure your little angel will be gorgeious in her red dress and navy Easter bonnet.
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Re: Hats - Millinery
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2011, 09:16:03 PM »
That does sound fun, sau!
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« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2011, 10:26:58 PM »
Such fun!  Take lots of pictures.  I always had a little hat and white gloves for Easter, too, with new white shoes that I wore the rest of the summer - until Labor Day, of course! :wink:
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Re: Hats - Millinery
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2011, 07:31:09 AM »
Your hat is beautiful, T! I can't wait to see your Easter photo.
And I am jealous, Sau.  My DD (now 12) would never keep her little Easter bonnet on her head!  She'll wear hats now, but only what's fashionble with her set at the moment -- not the beautiful type.  :rollseyes:

Not to hijack, Tupelo, but here's me in my Easter finery.  :P
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Re: Hats - Millinery
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2011, 07:53:53 AM »
Adorable, Lucy!
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Re: Hats - Millinery
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2011, 10:48:29 AM »
Awww.  Is that a handbag or an Easter basket you are holding?  I'm thinking purse, but then when I looked at the enlarged picture I was not sure. 

Dressed up little girls are soooo sweeeeet.
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Re: Hats - Millinery
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2011, 02:29:40 PM »
Look at that ladylike pose!  I would know that was you anywhere!
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Re: Hats - Millinery
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2011, 03:22:40 PM »
It seems like some people are hat people, and others aren't LOL! For myself, since my hair is already a fairly significant "accessory", I only wear my own hand-knitted hat when it's either really cold out, camping, or a broad-brimmed one when the sun is extremely bright and hot, to keep my head cool and to keep the sun out of my eyes and face. I do however admire hats on others and appreciate beautiful sculptural hats in some cases. I also agree that the right kind of hat adds height and an aura of authority. And if one has beautiful eyes that are emphasized, what a combo! I did use to do this when younger with the broad-brimmed black felt hat that I wore forever in the early 70s. Floppy, broad-brimmed hats are coming back with the 70's revival. There's one for just about anyone - it's a matter of scale to find the right one, unless one really does look that bad in them.

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Re: Hats - Millinery
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2011, 01:47:57 AM »
Lucy, I LOVE that photo of you. It's really wonderful.

I have a photo somewhere of me wearing a diaper on my head.  Pitiful, isn't it?
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« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2011, 11:12:03 AM »
Cara, I also had a large floppy brimmed hat in the 70s.  It was hot pink felt.
I could envision my adolescent self being so sophisticated in that hat - in reality I was too shy to wear it much.  But when I saw it (on my first shopping trip downtown sans mother) I fell in love and had to have it.
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Re: Hats - Millinery
« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2011, 02:42:18 AM »
Amazing hats. The ascot cap is inaccurately called a Kangol cap mainly because of how people make the association. Such a hat is the perfect complement to casual outfits or to obtain a more casual or relaxed impression.Bucket Hats are very much a trend setter at the moment and if you want your business to become associated with what is contemporary.