Valentine hats

Greetings and salutations.

Two images spring to mind when we think of February 14th, Valentine’s Day, a day that love and romance are traditionally celebrated with hearts and red roses.

We have chosen two hats that fulfill the occasion beautifully: a red and white classic hat featuring hearts, and a new red roses fashion hat from the Jenny Rose Collection.

Hallie Hattingdon.
Hallie Classic.

And here is Hattingdon in all her glory, in her brand new Jenny Rose Top Hat.

Jenny Rose Top Hat. ©Vivian J Grant.
Jenny Rose Top Hat.

Doesn’t Hattingdon look absolutely darling? So fun.

Hugs and kisses and millinery blisses! Hattingdon & Co.

H&Co in Hattingdon brown.

“A Hatful of Smiles”

Vivian’s Fave Hats: Letter J

We are doing something a little bit different. We are are presenting a special set of hats. The design name is Jenny Rose, created with the Kentucky Derby Festival in mind. Hattingdon was “born” in Louisville by the way.

Let’s start off with the classic hat followed with two gorgeous fashion hats.

Classic Hat

Jenny Rose Classic.

Fashion Hat

We have two for you. A picture hat, and a “slice”.

Jenny Rose Picture Hat.

Jenny Rose Slice.

The Jennie Rose series are some of the most popular hats Vivian has ever created.

Red Roses and the Derby

Red roses became a Kentucky Derby tradition in the early 1880s. Back in 1883, ladies who attended Derby parties around Louisville all received a red rose.

The Churchill Downs President at the time, Colonel Meriwether Lewis Clark, saw what a success the roses were, and decided to make the association between the flower and the Kentucky Derby in 1884.

And the rest, as they say, is history.

Hattingdon & Co.

H&Co in Hattingdon brown.

“A Hatful of Smiles”