hat business #YSL. I am fairly certain by this point in my life that there are two people in this world when it comes to headgear: hat people and non-hat people. That simple. Well, unless you are British- where etiquette (and birth right) pretty much dictate that you ought to belong to the first category.
I, however, was born into the latter category. So aside from a few pre-pubescent years spent buried under symbol-bearing caps after P.E.*, I steered clear. Funny anecdote here, my favourite cap was light blue and had ‘Mary Jane’ scribbled all-so-artfuly across it. Took an older kid (during a taunt in the school bus) to tell me what I was so openly advocating for. I was twelve.
So right then and there (without giving it too much thought- after all, I was twelve), I realised that hats (despite the common preconception) draw more attention rather than divert it. Think here to the usual suspect- The Hollywood Starlet so inconspicuously ‘hidden’ behind the (unreasonably big) sunglasses and hat. That’s my thought.
So while hats will be more of a ‘peacock’ element to an outfit, they are also pretty damn good during the winter months to shelter ones hair (particularly if it’s curly) from the rain. So last year (while I was still a Londoner), I purchased my first fedora.**
Instant love. (Followed by instant gratification from my hair!) I had jumped the boat into the hat-wearer category (although strictly drawing the line when it came to fascinators…).
So this past week after seeing the Saint Laurent show, I got nostalgic for hat-wearing (and fur-wearing) season. You see, as I am typing this I have the sharp Mexican autumn light flooding into my studio’s window. Not a cloud in-sight, making the prospect of full-on winter gear oh-so distant (if at all).
(Winter) fashion nostalgia is what I have.
Then again, it would be silly to complain.
*P.E.- Physical Education.
** aside from the seasonal options by designers (thinking Lanvin last winter and YSL come spring), Maison Michel will be my eternal love (for classic style and enduring quality).
Chanel(isms). I’ve got it bad for the costume jewellery from the Chanel spring ’13 collection.
Shall we dub them bubble necklaces (and bracelets!)?
Shown also in white (and favourited by me when paired with the ‘simple’ strapless dresses), I am thinking that they are also a pretty damn good viable option come winter.
Picture them with a black turtleneck (or cardi alike), these are bold enough to brighten up an outfit (and definitely make a statement).