Last week, Ami and I were having a post-Soul Cycle glass of wine – as we do – when a man wearing a slightly askew black fedora and sunglasses wandered into the bar. “Oof, Justin Timberlake circa 2003 called and wants his hat back,” I whispered. Ami took a quick glance and grimaced as well. A second later, I realized something. “Hey! That’s Justin Theroux!” It seems Jennifer Aniston’s fiance — who, despite the catty way I feel about is headwear, is hilarious (have you seen “Wanderlust”?!) — was the man wearing the talisman of doucheitude. See, Timberlake in a fedora in 2003 was a brief moment in time when the look was kind of okay, but Theroux in a fedora in 2013? EGADS NO. Generally speaking, a fedora on a man should serve as a giant red flag. (And I say this, people, as someone who really, really love Channing Tatum, who never met a fedora he didn’t like and wear obsessively.) Keep reading »
Now that Paris Fashion Week is winding down, we can reflect back on the weeks and weeks of runway shows, designer spotlights and trend forecasting. But before we close the chapter entirely on the Spring/Summer 2013 season, let’s take a look at some of the bizarre headwear that made its way down the runway this past month.
We can always count on Philip Treacy, maker of strange and confusing and fabulous hats, to send some truly mind-boggling headgear down the runway at London Fashion Week, and this season he didn’t disappoint. His collection was part Michael Jackson tribute and part engineering masterclass, not to mention a major muscle workout for all the models involved. Here are 15 particularly zany examples, along with the best places to wear them…
Here’s Lady Gaga stepping out of her hotel on her way to attend the Matthew Williamson show at London Fashion Week, looking totally normal. Just kidding! She seems to have inserted her head into one of those spherical flower bouquets that everyone’s obsessed with on Pinterest. I must say that the small portion of her face peeking out from her head garden looks really beautiful, though–her skin is dewy and her makeup is on point. Suddenly I have the urge to stick my head into the vase of daisies on my desk. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
A hat not only shields your skin from the harsh rays of the sun (hello, wrinkle-free face for life!), it can also take your outfit to a whole new level. We’re all about fedoras on the weekend and wide-brimmed sunhats on the beach, and tons of celebs have been rocking hats this summer too. From Halle to Reese to Fergie, click through to check out 10 Hollywood ladies out and about in stylish headgear…
“Spectacular Sea Hats” as Buzzfeed calls them, would not be so spectacular should this man, say, want to woo a lady. Or get her in the sack. Let’s face it, a man who wears a jellyfish hat is a man who goes to bed lonely. Note to all dudes considering a Spectacular Sea Hat purchase: Take the plush octopus off your head. And while we’re at it, here are some more hats that will not earn a man any points with the ladies…
The British — they have a reputation for being so refined and proper. But look, these people totally wild out. Take the Royal Ascot — a five-day celebration of British royalty and horseracing. The Queen and a bunch of members of the royal family show up, and there’s lots of white gloves and fancy dresses. But the biggest star of the day? The wackadoodle hats that women wear to the festivities — particularly on Ladies’ Day. We’ve culled a selection of some of the crazier headwear — including a woman wearing a soccer field as a hat, really — for your perusal. Enjoy!
Me: Oh, sorry. Umm, why are we whispering?
Model: I’m blending in. Keep reading »
It’s de riguer to wear extravagant hats to the Kentucky Derby, which means there’s lots of opportunities for attendees to go completely over-the-top. This year’s Derby was no exception — attendees sported wild hats, and in some cases, even more outrageous dresses. Take a look at our gallery of Derby Day looks and let us know what you think in the comments.
The Queen of England and Duchess Catherine. What could they possibly have to talk about? Do you think Kate is all, “Oh, I just love the smell of begonias in spring” and the Queen is all, “Stuff it, bird?” I sure hope so. Your best guess in the comments, please.