Tuesday, May 18, 2010
A lesson in hat arrangements
Margaret Ritchie writes: "My mom was a style icon in the truest sense! She modeled in New York City for a period of time in the late 50's and early 60's, before I was born. Our family has been able to hold on to this one photograph, but all the others from then have mysteriously disappeared…We all cherish this image of her!"
I cherish that hat. Not to mention that pose--which you have to be able to pull of if you're going to wear a hat like that. They're not mutually exclusive.
For those confident enough to carry a floral centerpiece on top of their brains, consider one do and one don't.
This Navy blue straw hat from Mainstreet Vintage, with an arrangement of purple and violet flowers is the closest thing to Margaret's mom minus the natural-born elegance. Notice, the mannequin has a Celtic back tattoo. The hat itself has a 32 inch circumference, so doorways may be a problem.
DON'T: This hat came up on a simple search for 1950's floral hats. Do I have to explain why this is the wrong choice?
I hope not.