Whether you are here for the first time or a regular visitor, greetings and welcome. It is great to have you with us. We hope Hattingdon and her hats bring you a “hatful of smiles.”
Here are Vivian’s top choices of both a classic hat and a fashion hat, starting with the letter “K”.
The hat Vivian selected in the Hattingdon “classic” silhouette is something she really loves — a black and white hat — especially created in a minimalist style. It is a new hat called Karla. This is its first outing.
Next up we have the Kelly hat. A wonderful fedora. We originally named the hat Cagney . . . remember? We were called upon to rename it, so we chose the name Kelly, as in Gene Kelly. Here it is in a lovely grey.
“The fedora hat got its name in 1887, when infamous stage actress Sarah Bernhardt donned the headpiece for her role as a feisty Russian princess, Fédora Romanoff. As a result, women’s rights activists and suffragettes started to wear this traditionally masculine hat as a symbol of liberation.”
“Fast-forward to the first few decades of the 20th century and fedoras had caught on with both men and women, from the streets to the silver screen. E
ven today, the fedora recalls the strong female leads of Hollywood’s Golden Age, such as Ava Gardner and Marlene Dietrich.” Source » »
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