November’s Hat Attack was created by the gorgeous milliner, artist and blogger Carol Markel of Femme et Fleur HERE.  I have to admit that this piece of headwear is one of my all time favorites, although how could I possibly create a hierarchy within my hat collection when I have so much love for them all.  They facilitate the expression of different aspects of my personality. Perhaps I’m guilty of humanizing my hats.

I adore Carol’s love of color, texture and design and this hat is a statement piece that never fails to inspire me to live life to the fullest.  Carol is also a cherished friend, and I always visit her and her artist husband Richard whenever I travel to NYC. Not only is she talented, but she is kind, clever and generous.  I have a collection of her art, which also includes manikin heads and statement beads.  Who knows what I will discover the next time that I enter her magical trove of treasures!

Without blogging, I wouldn’t have met Carol.  I wouldn’t be wearing this piece of wearable art.  And I wouldn’t be moving through life with the unadulterated joy that this headpiece brings to me when I lovingly place it on my head.  There’s something sacred about the sense of wonder that I feel when I wear this piece of collaged sculpture.  Do you ever have this feeling when you wear a beloved piece of headwear?

Photos By Daniel

Now it’s your turn to throw a little headwear my way. Give The SC a NOVEMBER HAT ATTACK and kindly link to Style Crone somewhere in your post. The link-up will be open through November 30th.

Anyone can participate in the celebration of headwear!  Click on the blue link-up button and there are a number of ways to share your photo from your blog, Instagram or your computer photo files.  All forms of headwear are appreciated:  hat, headwrap, headscarf, headpiece, fascinator, hair flower, headband or other adornment for your head that you enjoy.  Multiple photos are encouraged!

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15 Responses to “Hat Attack #52 – Carol Markel Millinery”

  1. No Fear of Fashion

    It is so nice to wear art. That way you are a walking exhibition and many people can enjoy the work. Only you could wear this colourful piece so well.
    As you know my hat fling is over. Hats and me.. there is not enough love between us to get by. So no contribution.

  2. Emma Peach

    That is a truly showstopping hat! I love the bright colours and different shapes, and how you’ve picked out the purple with the gloves. Wonderful as always Judith!

    Emma xxx

  3. Daron Baylis-Duffield

    Oh that hat is so stylish!!!!! I just adore the whole thing.

  4. Carolyb

    Gorgeous and great reminder to be alive and vital! Love you, my inspiration

  5. Jodie filogomo

    The color, the texture, the silhouette truly makes this a unique and incredible piece, Judith!!

  6. Kylie

    Stunning! This is real art! I will wear it!

  7. PInkCheetahVintage

    I love this hat so much!!!!

  8. Fifi Foxfoot

    Nice hat, but not one of your best I have to say; I’m not a fan of the patchwork look, although you do carry it off with those purple gloves.

  9. Shelbee on the Edge

    This hat is a stunning piece of artwork, indeed. I swooned when I saw it on IG and now that I have seen more photos of it, I adore it even more. I totally understand your love and adoration of these special pieces in collection! They speak volumes about your wonderful personality.


  10. Melanie

    Oh yeah, I coud spot a Markel hat at 100 paces. They are uniquely her own and AMAZING!! I like that you humanize your headwear – how could one not see the distinctive personality that lives in each piece? This one looks magnificent on you. I’m finally wearing a hat too. Hurray! And it can accommodate my tower hair. Double hurray! Heh. Thanks for hosting, Judith.

  11. Jill James

    Judith you look amazing in this unique Carol Markel hat with all its different colours , textures and adornments.I have always admired her creative hats and beads.

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  13. Juliane Gorman

    It’s a really stunning hat, Judith! – truly a piece of wearable, modern art that brightens the grey skies!!

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  15. Carol Markel


    Thank you for this wonderful post. I am so happy and grateful to read it and
    know that you are wearing my hat so beautifully.

    It is so uplifting to know that my work is appreciated. Onward I go with a creative life.

    Love, Carol

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