Hat Attack






Hat Attack #12

July 1st, 2014

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Hat Attack is celebrating its first anniversary and in honor of this milestone, The SC is wearing a hat created by Diane Harty HERE from Frisco HERE which is a short drive from Vail and is referred to as  the “Main Street Of The Rockies.”  I stopped into Diane’s studio with Mr. J on our trip down the mountain several weeks ago.

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July’s headpiece is the “Halo,” made of straw and stripped rooster feathers.  It is a major “face-framer” and makes me feel alive with its dramatic movement.    

“I am a one person studio, specializing in hats constructed on an antique straw machine.  Most of my hats are created from strands of braid 5 to 12 mm wide.   This requires a specialized, antique chain-stitch sewing machine.  My pieces range from the basic sun or cap style hat to abstract or representational  sculptural cocktail hats. I approach each hat as a sculpture as I do not use any blocks or forms to create the shape as I stitch.  This gives each hat a uniqueness and vitality.”  ~ Diane Harty

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Photos by Daniel

I’ve entered a new phase in my hat consciousness.  The hat room is bursting at the seams and I no longer need or want to possess every hat that I adore.  I’ve become aware that wearing a hat that I love for one or two times satisfies my longing for its beauty, and that part of my mission is to spread the word and promote milliners or hat makers that I admire.  I would like to be a drop in the ocean of contribution, increasing the health of the millinery industry, with the goal of expanding “hat love” in any way that comes to mind.  I would like to give back to the artistic world of headwear, which has brought me years of pleasure.  And at the same time practice the art of “letting go.”

In the spirit of this mission, July’s hat is not in my possession, but for sale directly from Diane Harty, along with other beauties that are created in this magical studio located high in the Colorado Rockies.  Diane’s contact information is available on her website HERE.  Style Crone does not benefit financially from this post. However, Style Crone benefits greatly by the wearing of this magnificent and energetic piece of art, if only for a delicious few moments in time.

The generous and gorgeous Bella of The Citizen Rosebud HERE has activated the coupon code HATATTACK, giving you 15% off any purchase of $10 or more from her Etsy Shop HERE.  Check out the fresh-picked vintage treasures that she has to offer!

The SC is linking up with Patti’s Visible Monday HERE at Not Dead Yet Style.  Patti is lovely, as she mixes old with new.

Now it’s your turn to throw a little headwear love my way!

Please display your hat, headwrap, headpiece, fascinator, hair flower, headband or other adornment for your head that you adore, give The SC a JULY HAT ATTACK and kindly link to Style Crone somewhere in your post.  Can’t wait to see the beautiful contributions that you share throughout the next week. Participation will be open through Monday, July 7th.

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Hat Attack #11

June 1st, 2014

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The SC is drawn to hats that allow themselves to be molded into many different permutations or personalities.

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The flexible shape changers of the millinery world!

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This black lacquered straw hat with patent leather band from my hat shop in the 80′s takes me as far as my creativity allows.  The possibilities are endless!

This hat was designed by Kokin HERE, who has a flair for the dramatic.  Meeting Kokin many years ago in his showroom in NY during a hat shop buying trip was an experience that I will remember always!

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This week my yoga teacher made the request of her students to “express your gaze as tender and unwavering.”  The above shape allows The SC to practice off the mat, wondering if such feelings can be transmitted across the internet.

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As soon as this chapeau hit the hat shop, I knew that it would be mine.  However, I have been known to rent its lacquered beauty for special occasions.  It needs more outings than The SC could ever provide.

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These photos include a few of the shapes that were created in a short period of time.  Give me an afternoon to play and this post could go on for days.

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Photos By Daniel

Kokin names his designs, and in this case, “The Funnel Of Love” lives up to its chosen title.  It’s Visible Monday HERE at Not Dead Yet Style, and this versatile piece of headwear is joining Patti’s delightful party.  This is a link-up not to be missed!  Which is also true of Secondhand First HERE at the The Citizen Rosebud, where Bella is featuring a 90′s review.

Now it’s your turn to throw a little headwear love my way.

Please display your hat, headwrap, headpiece, fascinator, hair flower, headband or other adornment for your head that you adore, give The SC a JUNE HAT ATTACK and kindly link to Style Crone somewhere in your post.  Can’t wait to see the beautiful creations that you share throughout the next week. Participation will be open through Saturday, June 7th.

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Hat Attack #9

April 1st, 2014

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Cocktail hat.  Headpiece.  Fascinator.  Terms dear to my heart!  Today my vintage headpiece is composed of feathers and silk veiling.  Years ago it was discovered in a vintage shop in Cambridge, which is sadly no longer open.  I entered the store with a friend, and there it was perched on the wall, calling to me.  I found it irresistible.

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It’s been with me ever since.  The pink and chartreuse color combination greets me daily from the hat room.

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The top of the headpiece reveals the artistry of the milliner.

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Sometimes I wear the feathers, which resemble a blooming flower, on the side of my head and often, as in this photo, I wear the feathers “straight on.”

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In fact, this hat could be worn in as many ways as one’s creativity desires.

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Photos by Daniel N

My photographer is hysterically funny.  I love a hat that stays on my head when I’m overtaken by laughter.

Linking with Bella’s Secondhand First HERE at The Citizen Rosebud.

Now it’s your turn!

Please display your hat, headwrap, headpiece, fascinator, hair flower, headband or other adornment for your head that you adore, give The SC an APRIL HAT ATTACK and kindly link to Style Crone somewhere in your post.  Can’t wait to see the beautiful creations that you share throughout the next week. Participation will be open through April 7th.

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Hat Attack #8

March 1st, 2014

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 Royal Blue, I’m not done with you yet!  I feel more alive when under your spell.

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Royal blue vintage felt hat with fringed brim and feather purchased at Fabulous Fanny’s HERE during the hat shopping spree with  the Idiosyncratic Fashionistas HERE.  Pieces accessorizing the hat are vintage estate sale treasures discovered over the years.  The scarf was tossed about with no plan!

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Photos by Daniel N

As always, lighting is everything.  Blue becomes electric when exposed to filtered light through sheers!

Now it’s your turn!

Please display your hat, headwrap, headpiece, fascinator, hair flower, headband or other adornment for your head that you adore, give The SC a March HAT ATTACK and kindly link to Style Crone somewhere in your post.  Can’t wait to see the beautiful creations that you share throughout the next week. Participation will be open through March 7th.

Linking up with Mis Papelicos and her Share In Style HERE and Bella’s Secondhand First party HERE at The Citizen Rosebud.

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Hat Attack #4

November 1st, 2013

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 Photo By Daniel N

This vintage hat with high crown and swooping brim, embellished with pheasant and marabou feathers, caught my eye from its perch high on a shelf in the hat room.  It was of course purchased at an estate sale years ago.  It was last worn at a dear friend’s birthday party, feathers flying on the dance floor.

Today, November 1st, is Nelson’s  birthday.  To have been well-loved and to have loved with all of my heart allows me to live my life to the fullest in this place in time.  I cherish my memories, moving forward, as he wanted me to do.  The love that I felt and feel for him will always remain with me.  My cells were profoundly rearranged and forever changed.  I feel his presence in the energy field that surrounds me, like the feathers that gracefully encircle my hat.

Please display your hat, headwrap, headpiece, fascinator, hair flower, headband or other adornment for your head that you adore and give The SC a NOVEMBER HAT ATTACK. I’m excited to see the beautiful creations that you share throughout the next week. Participation will be open through November 7th.

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