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.


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


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


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.”


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


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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  1. What fun! I love the colours and versatility of that fabulous hat, it looks so different when you wear it tilted forward, sad that the shop is no longer there! x

  2. I love your laughter, and that bloom of a hat! I think you are such a good influence for me- I wear hats and think- Judith would like this. Lately, I say that a lot. Working on an impromptu post just so I can join this hat party- wouldn’t miss it for the world!

  3. Judith, that is a really exquisite hat. And how clever you are, to wear it in different ways, and to keep it on while throwing your head back in laughter! Your many years of hat-wearing training have paid off, it seems! xxxx

  4. omg, I’ m so jealous!!! I LOVE THAT HAT!!!!! Probably because it’s perched on the head of such a lovely person. Both are gems! Thank You for this enjoyment.

  5. Glorious hat, such wonderful colours and as usual modelled so well. A true expression of a milliners art. Thank you for Hat Attack and bringing hats to the fore.

  6. The colors are divine, and the workmanship is exquisite. Of course, the gloves set it off perfectly, as does your lovely smile (give Daniel a hug for me!!). I’ve been horrifically busy since I’ve returned from my Great Adventure but I will be joining Hat Attack in the next 24 hours, I hope. In the meantime, sending love to you and yours. You look beautiful. XXXOOO

  7. That hat is a work of art! And it makes me want to go to a cocktail party. But first I need to get some hats…

  8. Okay. Now spring has officially started for me. How beautiful and delicate, and so full of motion. And the hat is great too!
    Not kidding at all, but the delicate little hat is wonderful. No wonder you love it. I can imagine that it’s as happy to be out and about with you as you are wearing it. It looks like a little hat that needs to be seen and appreciated.
    At Judith’s, every hat must have it’s day!
    Happy Spring, Judith!

  9. I love the photo of you caught in the midst of a completely unselfconscious laugh!! That is a stunning hat; what a cool colour combination. I like it worn with the blooming feathers front and center. Your smile in the fourth photo is just bursting with joy and warmth. Hugs, Shelley

  10. That hat is blooming amazing!!! You have such panache!!! Can we have a hat room tour please or is this something I have already missed on the blog?!?!!

    How many do you have?!x

  11. There is such a feeling of movement in this headpiece! Yes, I love the spring colours, but love the feeling of ‘spring’ even more. I can’t help but believe that hats do have personality given that they are made with loving hands.

    You look glorious, and your Hat Attack always brightens my day!

  12. Feathers, flowers and laughter — spring personified!

    Will there be an official Easter Bonnet?

  13. I so wanted to join but the photos failed. The ones of the hat were too blurry. So I missed this time.
    I adore your feathers hat. Such a pretty thing and of course it suits you.
    Glad you can laugh so loud. I like that too.

  14. This fascinator is just blooming with pleasure. I adore the combination of pink and chartreuse, it’s just so pleasant and soothing. I could definitely see you wearing this cute little piece many many different ways. I found my crazy hat I’m sharing this month in a vintage shop in Westshire, England this past fall. I spotted it from the window as well and couldn’t wait to hop out of the car and run inside. And, yes, I carried it on my lap all the way home on three different planes. Oh, the things we do for the love of hats.

  15. Judith, that is one of the most fabulous hats ever. Thank you for wearing it, and for showing others how to wear it. For anyone afraid to wear more than one color on a hat, keep a picture of Judith in this hat where you can see it, and use it as your template. xoxoxoxo

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