Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Real women wear vintage hats

I asked on Facebook and Twitter if anyone had a photo of herself in a vintage hat that she would be willing to share. I knew women were wearing hats out there, but wow, look at these stylish women!

Real women wear vintage hats...very well. How about you and me? I’m putting one of mine on right now.
Image found on Galakospeculoos Tumblr

Saturday, September 6, 2014

You’re a star

I’m not much into impersonating an icon head to toe, but I love to catch one or two aspects of their style.

My theme this month is a tribute to finding the star in yourself!

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

My green hat collection

A few years back I was all prepared to sell this green hat at the same time I was selling the green suit. I took photos of it then got a huge lump in my throat...I loved the hat so much that I decided I couldn’t let it go. Because I know I have a vintage business to run, I don’t allow that to happen much, but in the case of this hat...

Then another green hat came along and the same thing happened. Maybe its my reddish hair and green eyes. Maybe I just like green. Now I have a small collection of green hats.

I can’t imagine anything more flattering than the right hat, whether it is for the shape with your face shape or the color with your coloring. We keep toying with the notion again, wearing decorated headbands and fascinators—which are great—but what about all those vintage hats? There are decades of hats out there and I believe it just takes finding a few that work for you and you will be hooked.

My green hat eye candy collection on Pinterest: How green was my hat

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

September resolution: Wear hats

My September vintage resolution, as I wrote in January:
I have some beautiful vintage hats and I tend to wear them for special occasions if at all. Everyone tells me they love hats, but just can’t bring themselves to wear them. Maybe they need someone to lead the parade?
So here I am.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Peggy Guggenheim, eye-conic original

There is a lot to be said about the life of Peggy Guggenheim. Supreme art collector, bohemian and socialite, she was the daughter of Benjamin Guggenheim, who went down with the Titanic in 1912, and the niece of philanthropist Solomon R. Guggenheim. Among her artistic friends were Marcel Duchamp, Samuel Beckett, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Clyfford Still, Jean Cocteau, Geer Van Velde, Alfred Steiglitz,  Georgia O'Keeffe, Constantin Brancusi, Janet Sobel and Robert Motherwell. She gave Wassily Kandinsky his first-ever London show, then an exhibition of contemporary sculpture featuring works of Henry Moore, Hans Arp, Brancusi, Alexander Calder and Anton Pevsner.

On this the 116th-anniversary of her birth, let’s focus on her glasses. She wore amazing sunglasses. Her most famous pair was designed for her by the artist Edward Melcarth.

Feeling iconoclastic? Consider your frames. Some choices on Etsy: