Intermission: Mom’s vintage hats #1

I can’t help myself, I just have to post a series of photos of mom’s vintage hats. She was quite the stylish one. This is one of her more flamboyant ones, made of petals. I believe it is dated from the late fifties, possibly the early sixties.

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The petals range in color from white, to blush, to pink, to scarlet and circle the brim in a glorious state of full bloom. The crown is topped with rather pointy green leaves, rendering the wearer with a convincing appearance of  living vegetation.

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When you view the had from beneath, you will see a crocheted armature for the petals and leaves. It’s soft and pliable, and quite comfortable to wear, though I will not be modeling it for you any time soon.

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Mom, however, looked stunning in it and in all of her hats, including those flower petal bathing caps that were popular when I was a child. All she needed were a few finishing touches to complete this look : a touch of classic red lipstick, a few pats of face powder, clip on button earrings and gloves.

IMG_1499A spritz of Houbigant Chantilly. C’est tout – voila!

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Writing about death, mental illness, spirituality, art and perfume. Because beauty feeds the soul, and love is beyond what we think.

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