Cloche hats are a fancy alternative to your typical winter knit hat wear, and we think they should be considered more often. After all, where knit hats make your head look like the equivalent of a squishy ball, these cloche hats really class things up a bit and dare we say, make you look like a lady. So ladypants, get on the cloche caboose and check out these 10 cute options.
No Steve, it’s not because you never take your knit hat off and your hair smells like a combination of bacon grease and stale popcorn. No, it’s that you thought the perfect knit hat accoutrement would be another, tinier knit hat – for your ears. I would try using something like logic on you — but as stated above, such things won’t really work in this scenario. So that’s why we’re breaking up. I expect my knitting needles back ASAP. Thanks.
I could look at alpacas all day, because I consider alpacas, just like corgi dogs, to be Nature’s Comedy. Like, HOW DID THE UNIVERSE COME UP WITH SUCH A FUNNY, WEIRD THING? Apparently the folks at Yestadt Millinery agree. They took some of their hats to Raspberry Hill Alpaca Farm and tried to get the alpacas to wear them, but no dice. Because hello, they’re alpacas, not hat-wearing fools. [Buzzfeed]
As a hat lover since the day I was born, I’d like to give a heartfelt thank you to the fedora for reacquainting women with hats. The fedora has gone way past trend to become a fashion staple, and now I’d like to introduce you to the felt floppy hat. Glamour girls–you know, those who like to be seen lounging by the pool, not in it–are rather acquainted with the felt floppy hat’s cousin, the big straw floppy hat. But I can attest that the felt hat is much easier to wear than the straw one. I mean, hats are expected in the colder months and don’t seem as forced as in the summer. Also, few items can bridge the divide between the boho-chic look and the edgy-downtown vibe like the felt floppy hat. To prove this point, I put together one day and one night look where the felt floppy hat was the foundation. To work the downtown-bohemian look, contrast sleek, fitted fabrics with more plush ones and top the body-conscious outfit with a looser piece of outerwear. The result is a luxe and chic head-to-toe look that will have the style hawks flocking.
Lady Gaga: milliner extraordinaire? Apparently, our favorite Big Monster has signed on for an internship with Philip Treacy, the man behind Princess Beatrice’s famous fascinator and Carrie Bradshaw’s feathered wedding piece. “She plans to [do an internship with me]. She’s already visited me,” Treacy explained. “This is what happened: One Monday morning, four burly bodyguards arrived — Lady Gaga’s security team — to check out the security of the building. I looked at them as if to say, ‘What?! Who is going to take a pot shot at Lady Gaga?’ Anyway, she is young, talented and peculiar — which I like.” Keep reading »
It’s officially beach season and I plan to spend hours reading trashy novels and soaking up the sun. But I have no intention of speeding up the wrinkling process. While lounging, I protect my skin with tons of sunblock and my own little patch of shade. This simple straw hat is a must-have for happy, safe, and stylish sunbathing wherever the season may take you.
Last week, Sarah Ferguson announced on “The Oprah Show” that her daughter Beatrice would be putting her crazy lady octopi fascinator up for sale on eBay, and that proceeds would benefit UNICEF. The auction doesn’t end until May 22, but bids are already up to more than $30,000. So what might one do if you won the famous fascinator? Well, you’re going to want to get a lot of use out of it, obvs. For $30,000, it better do my taxes and clean the litter box. I’ve come up with some creative uses for Beatrice’s hat after the jump. Keep reading »
Fedoras have made such a comeback recently that they’re now normal, as opposed to trendy. But few celebrities or style geeks have mastered the swagger of a fedora like Yoko Ono. I love how she’s giving someone not pictured in the photo the side-eye that’s framed by the brim of her hat and sunglasses. That’s a “Bitch, say what?” look if I ever saw one. [NYC, 12/22/10] Keep reading »
Ladies, having trouble attracting a man (AND HOW)? Then grab a bowler hat. That’s right: a bowler hat. According to Daily Mail writer Deborah Francis-White, a jaunty cap will do the trick to attract a mate. Says Francis-White:
“I’ve worn a bowler hat and the effect is extraordinary. When I walk down the street dressed normally, nothing happens. If I walk down the street in a bowler, a man will say at least five times a day: ‘Nice hat!’ — which I read as a more acceptable way of saying: ‘Nice breasts!’”
Or, maybe you’re just wearing a stupid hat? Keep reading »