The Magic of Hats
A Brief History
Hats in a historical context, were created originally for two purposes
a] to protect the wearer
b] to define his/ her role in the world
Hats For Decoration
Hats are a fashion accessory that flatter, hopefully - and enhance the wearer. They adorn the Wedding Party, the Racing Fraternity, Easter Parades, Carnival Goers, The Queen' s guests at Garden Parties, and add the finishing touches on the Catwalks across the world.
The Tenerife Panama and Vintage Straw Hat
Some of The Best British Hats
Here are a few links to be amazed by British Talent in the Hat Worldhttp://www.philiptreacy.co.uk/
My pictures are of my hats, the white Panama I bought in Tenerife and decorated with a large chiffon flower. The black felt was purchased from a local cheap store and again decorated by me with a small bunch of feathers- not seen in photo as they are black.
The beige straw Picture Hat is a bit older and divides into two, creating a large brim only hat, and a separate small Straw Boater.
Hats can make you so important looking on the right occasion..and all you need is the confidence to wear one!
I have always loved Hats and Hat design...what do you think ?
A link for history of womens hats http://members.vintagefashionguild.org/
links to YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2rtWyyGeog
This video clip will explain nine styles of mens hats, all look great on the right man......
Hats in Art
Hats are a main focus in paintings and also are frequently worn by artists, Google some of the following names to check out through the ages
Pablo Picasso- many images in a variety of hats from beret to panama.
David Hockney..frequent wearer of Panama and soft hats.
Hats in Rembrandt Paintings, hats in Gainsborough paintings, Monet and Picasso paintings.