“On National Get Over It Day, March 9, people everywhere are encouraged to self-reflect and move on from whatever it is that’s weighing on them.
Created by Jeff Goldblatt — an entrepreneur who was having trouble getting over an ex-girlfriend, the day has its roots in failed romance — something that’s very challenging to get over! Realizing his pain was relatable, Goldblatt made a website and posted a poem. The rest, as they say, is history (the relationship included).
Today, let’s take some time to self-reflect, figure out what’s weighing us down, and decide that the past should live in the past. Let’s get started and get over it!”
Hello there. We apologize for being late again, but Hattingdon was washing her hair. Hahaha.
Here she is at last, wearing a very early design, one of the earliest — her Bubbles hat.
Bubbles was created sometime in 2008. Vivian no longer has the original design art, and was delighted to find it was uploaded to the media section of the blog some time ago.
“It was a very long time before I began to learn the best way to store and protect my work. Besides, it was just for fun, to make people laugh. It never occurred to me once in the early days I would end up making literally 100s of them, and still at it, all these many years later ,” she says.
Hattingdon is always pretty in pink.
Postcript: By the way, National Bubble Week is the second week of March according to Holiday Insights »
Read Across America Day seeks to promote reading. This day is organized by the National Education Association. They created the observance in 1997 with the objective of motivating American children to read. According to the National Education Association, children who spend more time reading do better in school.
Read Across America Day is celebrated annually on March 2nd, in memory of children’s author Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 2, 1904, and grew up to write some of the most outrageous and original stories of all time. The inventive rhymes, colorful illustrations, and imaginative characters that populate Dr. Seuss’s books have delighted readers for generations and spawned movies, museums, theme parks, and more.
And to Think I Saw It on Mulberry Street, the first of more than 40 stories Geisel published, was turned down 27 times before a publisher finally gave it the green light.
Geisel made an Academy Award-winning documentary film with his wife, Helen Palmer, called Design for Death in 1947. It is about World War II Japan, propaganda, and Pearl Harbor.
One of Geisel’s stories, Gerald McBoing Boing, was made into an animated short and also won an Oscar in 1950.
As a student at Dartmouth College, Geisel was caught drinking gin with a group of friends. Consuming alcohol was still illicit under Prohibition, and Geisel was subsequently banned from participating in extracurricular activities. But the future icon didn’t want to give up writing for the school’s humor magazine, The Jack-O-Lantern. And so, instead of backing down, Geisel changed course and began writing under a pen name: Seuss.
Clearly interested in political cartoons, Geisel took up a job creating Allied propaganda illustrations and videos during World War II. Not only did he draw them, but he also wrote all the content and even included some of his signature rhymes.
We love 60s fashion. What a groovy and imaginative time. It has definitely inspired what you are about to see — the charming and brand new — Cee Cee Collection.
“When I think 60s fashion,” states Hattingdon creator and designer, Vivian Grant, “I think supermodel Jean Shrimpton. I remember her wearing a fabulous hat (as only she could) with a very tall, oval shaped dome, and a small, round brim. It was sublime. This is what inspired me to create the Cee Cee Hat Collection. Naturally it comes in a wide variety of delicious colors. Hope you love them.”
We hope the Cee Cee Collection has brightened your day. Love, Hattingdon.
Hattingdon looks especially lovely in blue. Vivian adores her in it. For this post we got Vivian (not Hattingdon) to pick out some hats made in blue that she especially loves.
As you can see, we have started BIG. This is such a darling, fun hat, inspired by a summer breeze. We are loving the golden jewelry too. Sweet!
The next hat may very well be Hattingdon’s most elegant classic hat of all. It is made in a wonderfully rich blue, featuring a crisp, white paisley inspired pattern. “I am jealous. I would love something in that pattern made for myself,” says Vivian. We know what she means.
Hattingdon’s line of lampshade hats are truly wonderful and a huge fan favourite. The Cara hat in blue that Vivian picked out is especially lovely. Yummmmmm!
Coming up next is Vivian’s favourite classic hat design of 2022. She named the hat Quill.
We were doing an A to Z series of posts of popular hats. Toward the end we realized we did not have a classic hat with a name beginning with the letter “Q”. So Vivian created one. She really loves it too. That dark blue . . . . awesome!
The weather has been so off-the-wall crazy and unpredictable, you could wear the Breeze hat one day, and the hat coming up (Coco), the next next day.
Coco features a baby blue winter cap, trimmed with blue and white faux fur. Ain’t she sweet?
Hattingdon fans are still going Splash crazy. We hope you have been joining in on the fun. Here it is, made in the loveliest of blues.
Next up, here is our Hattingdon wearing a fabulous two-tone blue fedora. Now that is class. We named the hat Kelly.
We wrap up this post with a very classic classic hat — one of the very first Hattingdon designs Vivian created. Named Aspen it is made in two icy tones of blue, adorned throughout in a diamond pattern made of lacy white snowflakes.
Wow. What a nice collection. Hope you enjoyed it with us. See you again here soon.