I love this hat! The base is cape net so it’s light and airy. It’s covered with fine maline and the maline is also ruffled over the small brim. Black silk flowers surround the crown. So simple but super cute. The maker is Cathay of California, probably 1950s.
Does this hat crack you up as much as it does me? If I ever wore this hat in public (highly doubtful, BTW) I wouldn’t be able to keep a straight face. It doesn’t have a designer label but is definitely 1960s/early 1970s and was purchased at Bonwit Teller. The original tag is still attached and it sold for $15. It’s for sale in my Etsy shop for a song if you’re interested.
This hat is so interesting. When I first saw it from a distance, I thought the pom-poms were made of fur. Instead, they’re made of straw. The base of this hat is a very fine black straw, blocked into a sassy shape. The “under-brim” is an orange crepe fabric. The label says Veola Modes, NY. It was sold at Wm. Taylor Son & Co, London, Cleveland, Paris. Since the original owner lived in Cleveland, I’m guessing she bought it there.What era do you think it’s from hat specialists? I’m guessing 1950s.
This funky little hat is by Sally Victor. I’m not sure how much fun it was to wear; the feathers draping around the face could get to be a bit annoying, I would think. Anyway, here’s a little cocktail hat for your enjoyment this Friday.
Today’s hat is another great spring look from the past. It’s shaped like a flat beret and is completely covered in tiny daffodils. I challenge you not to think spring and Easter when you see this cutie.
The designer is Vincent Harmik, who created hats for Bonwit Teller in the 1960s. Since this hat also has The Halle Bros. Co. label, he also made hats for this department store.
This sweet little hat is so cheery! It’s made by Miss Verra, 1950s. Sold originally at Bonwit Teller. I particularly like the shirring of the fabric on the crown and the gentle “sprinkle” of violets on the back. So darn cute.
This lovely piece is pure 1960s. The label reads: Miss Dior Created by Christian Dior. The designer, Christian Dior, lived from 1905 – 1957, so this hat was a line created after his death.The hat may have been created by Mark Bohan, who designed for the brand in the 1960s. This piece shows some sign of wear, however the original tag from The Halle Brothers Company is still attached. No date when it was purchased, but it originally sold for $16. A classic and feminine piece, don’t you think?