Friday, December 30, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
The hat is decorated with a fake bird (missing its poor little beak) that has a gorgeous spray of iridescent (rooster) tail feathers.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
This belonged to the seller's mother, who recently passed away, leaving an enormous estate of high quality items collected from all over the world. The mother left specific instructions with this hat, which I just have to share because it makes me smile: "It was to be worn toward the front of the head, slightly to the right and slightly down on the forehead. The plume feathers extending back and standing proudly in the air!"
The hat is circular and covered in red feathers, with a red-feathered mock bird curled around the front, and the black iridescent spray of rooster tail feathers coming out the back.
Better pics coming soon!!!
Monday, December 19, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
So, here is what Lady H's ensemble will consist of:
Authentic Flapper-Era Dress (courtesy of the lovely Jeanna!)
Modern era (but flapper style) cloche hat
1930s fur coat (a bit too late to be "true flapper" in the normal style that we associate with that, but Prohibition wasn't repealed until 1933, so technically the coat works). Love the big bakelite buttons on this beauty!
My own outfit is a bit less "true," but still awesome!:
My dress has elements of the flapper look, but leans more towards the 1930s. This dress is a perfect example (to me, anyway) of how the two styles are morphing (and will later transform into the 1930s classic look)
My feathered cloche is actually from the 1950s, but a cloche is a cloche and I love wearing this one!
My fur coat is from the 1960s or so, but my authentic flapper era coat (the gorgeous blue one of previous blog posts) won't be quite warm enough for me to wear in this teen's-and-20-degree winter weather!
Ryan will of course be wearing his handsome three-piece suit and fedora.
Guys have it so easy.
Saturday, December 03, 2011
I wore the gorgeous 1940s wool suit that Ryan had purchased for me earlier this week, which also happens to look fabulous with my "new" vintage hat ("Binky").
We were told we looked like we had stepped straight out of a movie.
We got our picture taken with the Victorian-costumed town crier and joked that the photo celebrated "100 years of fashion!" :)
Friday, December 02, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Like a true goof, I have named the hat ("Binky" - just because.). It has what I call a parrot beak, so I am assuming it's a mock parrot.
I was very pleased to discover that the hat was not in as bad of shape as the pictures on Ebay led me to believe! The only thing I will have to do is put a few more stitches into the "tilt headband" to make it a bit stiffer and therefore able to more securely stay attached to my head!
Thursday, November 17, 2011
So now there is at least a 4-day supply of wood stacked next to the back door, the fire is crackling merrily in the hearth, the kittens are sleeping on the hearthstone, and I have a glass of wine waiting for me after evening farm chores.
Let it snow!
This tilt hat is a very interesting style - one that you don't often see. In true tilt style, there is a solid patch of fabric in back to hold the hat to the head (as well as the more traditional felt band) while it tilts forward.
The truly unique aspect of this hat is that the crown, which slouches forward in a very charming fashion, is actually slightly (and purposely) off-center of the brim!
Very interesting, and rakish! Finally, the hat is decorated with a curled ostrich feather on one side, and a veil in front.