At Balenciaga:My sister was perusing Style.com and sent me a photo of this hat poking fun at it -- not knowing I had already bookmarked it for my Wish List.
A.F. Vandevorst had some gorgeous tall creations
that you should not wear to the theater.
Oh I wish they had used a white backdrop for those of us who did not go to the show and struggle with looking at a photo of black on black.
Armani wins for the most universally classic hat.
This is one I know my sister and my mother would wear, and if my grandmother were still with us she would wear it to church.
The most exciting hat was from Moschino.
I have a matador hat (a gift from the sister who will make fun of me when I try to recreate Balenciaga) and I cannot wait to break it out this Spring when I can wear flimsy dresses and bare legs.
The question is, do I really need one more black hat?
I have so many.
But you know, they, like the inspiration
behind them, are so different.
The sailor cap:
(I wore this when I took a baby to a bar.)
The flower hat:
(Which seemed appropriate for taking my nephew to the food court.)
The nod to the early 1900's:
The wide-brimmed felt hat:
The tiny beret:
(Mine is a children's hat from the 1930's,
ergo a hat pin is very necessary, as my head is huge.)
The classic animal ears hat:
A très masculin hat:
There's the straw summer hat:
(Which I wore to see the immensely entertaining comedian Pete Holmes.)
The sun- shielder to keep you properly pale:
I try not to play favorites, but the bowler hat
is clearly my preferred choice.When I saw Cabaret in high school it led to an obsession with Joel Grey, that haircut and bowler hats. Unfortunately at such an awkward time of my life I should have skipped my attempt at the hair cut and just bought the hat.
So back to my question, do I really need one more black hat (and these are barely half of them)? Obviously, the answer is always, 'yes.' And I promise if I ever get my hands on the Balenciaga, I will not wear it in the presence of my sister.