Deidre Classic

Greetings and salutations on this Classic Hat Monday. Today we have a fabulous classic hat for you, called Deidre.

The Deidre classic hat is a black hat with a striking red hatband. The hat’s dome and brim features a line of white houndstooth on them. Coordinating red ‘nosebobs’ complete the look.

Deidre Classic.

By the way, we are often asked how we came up with the word ‘nosebobs’. Easy. We modeled it on earrings being called ‘earbobs’, a term used in the Old South of the United States for earrings or eardrops.

The classic hat

The classic hat is very, very popular and has been from the day it was launched in 2009. There are still many Hattingdon fans who prefer the classic hat to any other hats that she wears. How did it come about?

After a year or two of making a wide variety of hats for Hattingdon, Vivian created a basic hat silhouette with a round dome and medium wide brim. Then she started designing for it, and it ultimately became a series with a big following. She named it the “classic hat.”

The classic hat became popular right away, and enjoys a dedicated fanbase that is still going strong today, more than a dozen years later.

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Classic Karan

Updated 09.22.22 at 12.20 am.

Hello there. Vivian has whipped up a brand new classic hat. In black & white. It features a splash and drip paint pattern inspired by the work of renown artist Jackson Pollock. She named the design Karan.

Karan Hattingdon.

What do you think? We love it and Vivian does too. She is a huge Pollock fan. Let’s learn more about this fascinating artist.

Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock was an influential American painter, and the leading force behind the abstract expressionist movement in the art world. During his lifetime, Pollock enjoyed considerable fame and notoriety.

Jackson Pollock’s greatness lies in developing one of the most radical abstract styles in the history of modern art, detaching line from color, redefining the categories of drawing and painting, and finding new means to describe pictorial space.

Even more than a century since his birth, American “splatter artist” Jackson Pollock still provokes heated debate about the very definition of art. Was a man who placed a canvas on the floor and dripped paint straight from the can actually creating a work of art? Watch WBUR.org »

Here are a few examples by this exciting, groundbreaking artist.

by Jackson Pollack

by Jackson Pollock

He worked in black and white as well.

by Jackson Pollock

Have some fun. Create something of your own. Go to Interactive Paint-Drop Animation at http://www.jacksonpollock.org/»

Happy Classic Hat Monday.

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Becky Classic

Black and white are, strictly speaking, not colours. However, light and dark play a major role in art and design and have various symbolic meanings.

WHITE
In many cultures, white is seen as the colour of innocence and virginity, purity, loyalty and peace. In the West, white clothing and decoration are symbolic of the joy around births, baptisms and weddings. The colour is also associated with women as virgins, mothers and caregivers.

‘Colours are wavelengths reflected by objects to the human eye.
White is pure light and black is the absence of light’

BLACK
Black has different associations across cultures and religions: death, mystery and the darker side of human nature but also power, nobility and prestige.

Hattingdon’s “Becky” Hat in Black and White

BLACK & WHITE
Opposites attract. In the case of black and white, contrast creates completion. The convergence of black and white (more so than any other color combination) is an example of how two divergent colors communicate more powerfully together than they do on their own.

Happy Classic Hat Monday!

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Baby it’s cold outside

Hey there. Don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but where we are, it is very, very cold.

One must look one’s best no matter the climes, right? We are in love with these faux fur trimmed winter caps, in three colors.

Nikita Hattingdon winter cap.
Nikita Black.

Nikita Blue.

Nikita Tan.

So, which one would you like to wear?

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Black and white

by Hattingdon Staff

The following are ten Hattingdon® fashion hats with the chic individuality of the simple palette of black and white. It is a wide range of fun designs and shows what an eclectic designer Mrs Farrell is. She so loves doing them.

Roxie is her particular favourite, followed by Filamena from Hattingdon’s lampshade hat series. Remember them? She also adores Ellery. The Cadence and Delores designs are the top sellers in this group.

Who are your favourites?

Roxie

Roxie

Zara

Zara

Cadence

Cadence

Ellery

Ellery

Anita

Anita

Filamena

Filamena

Aimee

Aimee

Delores

Delores Hattingdon
Delores

Greta

Greta

Bonnie Ooh La La

Bonnie Ooh La La

Come back and see us again soon!

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