If you have been following our blog, even casually, for a while you are probably aware of our abiding love for vintage fashion. And, so many of the favorite eras of fashion history featured special hats. One of my favorite quotes on hats…
“A hat is a flag, a shield, a bit of armor, and the badge of femininity. A hat is the difference between wearing clothes and wearing a costume; it’s the difference between being dressed and being dressed up; it’s the difference between looking adequate and looking your best. A hat is to be stylish in, to glow under, to flirt beneath, to make all others seem jealous over, and to make all men feel masculine about. A piece of magic is a hat.” – Martha Sliter
One of SL’s magic makers of hats, Chigadee London of Couture Chapeau has just released a fresh line of very special hats, sure to delight vintage fashionistas as well as those with more contemporary tastes.
With or without the optional veil, the “Ode to Miss Peele” fedora is a perfect accessory to complete a typical forties look and would also be a striking add for that special dress you been eyeing for the first spring garden party.
Wearing -Olinza Dress from Ivalde Vintage Fashion 1940’s Collection
Jewelry – Zelda Pearls by Aurora Borealis
Hat – Ode to Miss Peele Fedora NEW from Couture Chapeau
Shoes – Felicia Capped Stilettos by SLink
Hair – Grable by Vignette FREE!!!
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Poses by Glitterati
On Location Lighting by LumiPro
Seq has accused me of seeking the title of Fedora Queen since both of my very favorites from Chi’s new collection have a “fedorian” heritage. (is that even a word? we will pretend it is.) I can handle that! Indeed the Salt Fedora, with it’s extended brim and fine textures, seems to have a bit of regal mystery to it, whether worn with a vintage thirties dress, as i did here, or with a crisply tailored modern pants suit. I know that I’ll be exploring a variety of potential matches for these two designs, and heading back to Couture Chapeau for another helping of Couture Chapeau magic.
Wearing – Laurende Dress from Ivalde Vintage Fashion 1930’s Collection
Hat – Salt Fedora NEW from Couture Chapeau
Hair – Caitrin by Exile
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Poses – Reel Expression