I do love all things vintage, but vintage hats would have to be one of my favourite accessories.
I was recently very privileged to be invited to a dear couple's wedding, which was super exciting and I can't wait! However, funds are a little tight after Christmas, and starting-high-school fees/books/uniform - eep that's expensive stuff, even for public schools, isn't it??
(but I digress...)
I have a perfectly lovely dress already in my wardrobe and in fact, I also have shoes and a bag to complete the ensemble, which is most fortunate. I did feel a little frippery would just complete it though, so I headed off to a vintage emporium I know, and look what I found!
In fairly good condition, aside from a few minor tears in the netting and a bit of grubbiness, this sweet little Harbig concoction.
Velvet and silk flowers and leaves, in the *perfect* shade for my dress - how awesome is that?! Honestly, I can't tell you how good a match this is colour and style-wise! I am well-chuffed.
from the side...
those gorgeous velvet petals...
Those who share a Facebook friendship with me would have also seen my recent etiquette question, which was: if wearing a hat to a wedding ceremony, should said-hat be removed for the reception? I think we've established that hats should be removed at the table, so hair 'do will need to accommodate that!
While I was there I also spied this little lovely, buried down the bottom of a display.
She's a little more worse for wear than the green one...
The netting is a lost cause - nearly completely in tatters, and many of the large silk petals have small holes in them but I couldn't leave her behind! The owner of the store gave me a very good deal on both the hats (both combined were less than one alone at other places I'd looked)
This hat is more of an half-circle headpiece, which I imagine was worn to the back of the head? Or maybe like a crown, at the front? I don't suppose it really matters these days, as one can apply a modern take on it, but I do like to know these things so if anyone can shed some light please leave a comment?
Look at those sweet little forget-me-not's tucked in there under the floppy petals -so gorgeous!
Don't you think she'd make a perfect "something blue" for a modern/vintage bride?