Vivian is having a blast picking out the hats. She is seeing designs she has not come across for a really long time. She has two delightful ones for us today starting with the letter D.
This is one of Vivian’s earliest classic hats and another all-time favourite. It was inspired by and in homage to Donna Karan, so she named the design Donna.
Donna Karan began her career as an assistant designer to Anne Klein in the late 1960s, where she was eventually promoted to associate designer in 1971. As Klein’s assistant, Karan was a participant in The Battle of Versailles Fashion Show on November 28, 1973.
When Anne Klein died in 1974, Takihyo Corporation of Japan became the new owner and Karan, together with her former classmate and friend Louis Dell’Ollio, became head designers of the house. The rest as they say is history.
Hattingdon does not have many hats whose names start with the letter “D”, but Vivian still had to do some to-ing and fro-ing while making her selection She finally decided on the Dewey percher, named after the Dewey Decimal system . . . naturally! Ain’t she sweet?
The Dewey Decimal system was first published in the United States by Melvil Dewey in 1876. He was also a founding member of the American Library Association. Go Melvil!
Aren’t you glad you stopped by? You not only get to see a cute hats but also pick up the occasional interesting nugget or two. See you again soon.
We are flap happy today. You will see why in a moment. First imagine Bing singing:
“Oh, the weather outside is frightful But the fire is so delightful And since we’ve no place to go Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!”
Snow. Freezing temps. Icy roads. Sigh. This frigid mess is just about over according to the weather people. Until then, we got you covered. Well . . . we got Hattingdon covered, and you covered, in a ‘hatful of smiles’. Look!
Vivian created this design originally in blue, but then decided do it in a cheery violet. Here they are. Design name — Flap. You may remember. Look!
Flap in Blue
And here it is in violet . . . we really love this colour.
Flap in Violet
The hex code for the lilac is #AF6FAB, just in case you would like to create something with it. It is a luscious colour.
See you again soon. We have one more post before ringing in the New Year. Oh my! Sigh.
Summer is beginning to wind down, and Hattingdon has yet to wear her “Yvette” butterfly hat. Vivian created this hat with christenings and weddings in mind. The symbolic butterfly is perfect.
Here it is in baby blue. Hattingdon always looks extra sweet in blue.
Butterflies are deep and powerful representations of life. Butterflies are beautiful and have mystery, symbolism, and meaning and are a metaphor representing spiritual rebirth, transformation, change, hope, and life.