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Life After Hat

August 17, 2009

Hat girlIn two weeks time I am starting a millinery course in Grafton Academy! Happy Times!!! I put my name on the famously long waiting list (rumour has it that it is three years long) and miraculously, after one year there I got a place. So I am full of anticipation.

Hats have always intrigued me. Are they in or not? You get an occasional burst of “hats are the new shoes” in magazines but when you look around there are not that many women wearing hats… So what is behind this whole hat wearing business? Why do hats excite and scare us at the same time?

Once upon a time wearing a hat was part of sartorial etiquette. You had to wear a hat – end of story. No wonder ladies of the late 50’s and early 60’s dared to free their heads – it was considered a sign of fashion forwardness – think Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe.

Today we are facing the opposite phenomenon. Wearing a hat is a sign of daring and extravagance. You need to have an attitude and some courage to wear a hat.

This seems to be changing and there are more and more women embarking on the adventure of hat wearing. And with this season’s hat trends it is really easy. Check out some classic hat styles and tips how to wear them. You can’t go wrong here.

“A hat is a flag, a shield, a bit of armor, and the badge of femininity. A hat is the difference between wearing clothes and wearing a costume; it’s the difference between being dressed and being dressed up; it’s the difference between looking adequate and looking your best. A hat is to be stylish in, to glow under, to flirt beneath, to make all others seem jealous over, and to make all men feel masculine about. A piece of magic is a hat.” (Martha Sliter).

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  1. Mari permalink
    August 18, 2009 2:28 pm

    This is brilliant news! Maybe you can put me on a waiting list for one of those fabulous 30’s – 40’s hats with a feather. No pressure or anything:)

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