attingdon® is a popular design series featuring a cartoon horse wearing one of a kind hats.
Here's how Hattingdon® got started.
Vivian Grant Farrell, the creator and owner of all things Hattingdon®, came up with the Hattingdon® design concept in 2007 when she suddenly found herself spending Christmas all alone in Washington DC.
Vivian decided to put her time to good use and try to make something for kids for her horse charity's gift shop. Vivian opened up Photoshop and waited for inspiration. And finally it came!
She began layering shapes and found she had blocked out the shape of a horse. He was plain so Vivian decided to dress him up, adding a sideways ballcap, some bling and fierce sunglasses. And called him Curtis.
That's how Curtis Hattingdon — aka H. Daddy or Horse Daddy — the very first Hattingdon® Vivian created — was born.
Curtis the First
Everyone at the horse charity loved him but Vivian was a bit nervous about what sort of reception Curtis would receive by the public. She had never tried anything like this before especially using her fledgling Photoshop skills.
So they agreed to put Curtis in the horse charity's online gift shop in the new year ( January 2008) to see what would happen. To everyone's delight Curtis became an immediate hit.
Vivian's colleagues encouraged her to design more, saying surely she wasn't going to stop with Curtis.
She figured she'd had beginner's luck with Curtis, and didn't know if she could even design a different one.
After thinking it over, Vivian decided the best way to go forward was to expand on what she already knew how to do, and began creating what became a series using the same cartoon horse wearing one of a kind hats.
or the second Hattingdon® Vivian added big eyes with long, luxurious lashes then put her in a large picture hat in what she calls fashion house pink. Vivian called her second creation Harper.e mane was added a bit later.
Next up Vivian created her version of a Classic Hat silhouette. It has a rounded crown and medium brim with slightly rounded edges.
She designed the first one in basic black and called her Eve.
Eve Hattingdon Black
Using the Eve design as a template, Vivian produced an entire line of Classic Hats in a wide variety of colors and embellishments like the ones below.
The ideas kept flowing, and Vivian created additional Hattingdon® designs featuring fashion hats, ball caps, berets, mod caps and novelty hats.
Hattingdon® appeals to an international audience and is not only popular in the United States but also Canada, Great Britain and Europe.
Hattingdon® has lots of other fans as far away as Japan, Australia and India and is popular with people of all ages.
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