It’s the beginning of a new year and a new decade. I am ready to leap forward into the blank slate of 2020, focusing on kindness, hope, peace, and possibilities. It’s not easy to maintain positivity with the formidable realities that confront us, and I don’t want to be delusional in my approach to life at this point. Creating peace begins within me and the actions that I choose, with the intent to make the world a better place for the generations that follow.

The Hat Attack for January is an unusual choice, in that it features a silver hooded and belted jacket and pants by the brilliant Croatian designer Igor Dobranic. I discovered his brand at Curate, a trade show in NYC that features a carefully curated collection of international designers. I am fascinated by Igor’s creations, which are handmade, unconventional, classy, timeless, and inspiring.

Headwear comes in many forms, as evidenced by this sensational hooded jacket. It’s seasonless and incredibly timeless. Though it doesn’t live in the hat room, I overwhelmingly welcome this ensemble to my plethora of collections. It has magical qualities that make it perfect for ringing in the New Year.

Photos by Nicole Marcelli

May your New Year be the year of your dreams. Thank you for reading and commenting on Style Crone, and as I’ve stated many times before, my creation would not exist without you. I am exceedingly grateful.


  1. Wow what an outfit ! Different from your vintage style – which I love – and positively futuristic . How very appropriate for New Year’s day !

  2. Stunning! Your remarkable ability to transform yourself is extraordinary , creating an amazing sense of timelessness and anticipation of the next post. You are amazing, Judith Boyd!

  3. I love this outfit Judith, it suits you so well and I like how you refer to its magical qualities. This is a good reminder that “Creating peace begins within me and the actions that I choose” and maybe we can believe in magic

  4. Beautiful, Judith! Fabulously styled and the mood is perfectly captured by the talented photographer. Wishing you a Happy New Year. Edda and I are grateful for your support and friendship.

  5. I love this jacket! I tried both the designer and curate and there was no information. Is this fabulous piece still available? Do you have more information? Thanks!

  6. That is an amazing outfit! You look futuristic, Judith, very appropriate for 2020! I love that you’re supporting a small(er) designer as well.

    All the best to you in the New Year!

  7. You never fail to astonish, Judith! I’ve spent the last 10 minutes studying you in your fabulous silver jacket and pants. It’s SO satisfying – and challenging – and stunning at the same time. Kudos to you!

  8. Beautiful words and images as always. My best wishes to you for 2020. (From an avid reader!)

  9. I love both of these pieces soooooooo much! This is a very different look for you, but as I’ve noted before, you can carry off so many different eras and style with attitude and panache.

    I very much agree with your statement about “creating peace begins within me and actions that I choose…” There is so much devastation and turmoil in the world right now and it is easy to start to obsess over the chaos. I want to work on contributing to inner, and outer peace this year.

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