Miss Bias

18 February 2012

Hat Flirt

First week back at uni on Monday and I start with an intensive course in millinery. So of course, there was some pre-uni research to be done. Look for inspiration from the 1920-1930s and current trends to come up with a storyboard for the design of a Cloche hat and Sinamay hat. So, I turned to the both the internet and books to find some magical inspiration images.

‘A hat is a flag, a shield, a bit of armor, and the badge of femininity. A hat is the difference between wearing clothes and wearing a costume; it’s the difference between being dressed and being dressed up; it’s the difference between looking adequate and looking your best. A hat is to be stylish in, to glow under, to flirt beneath, to make all others seem jealous over, and to make all men feel masculine about. A piece of magic is a hat.‘ – Martha Sliter

‘Few women have ever been able to resist the temptation to try on a hat and discover in the mirror a person they never suspected was there. A hat alters the image we have of ourselves, and the image others see as well.  For the hours we wear it, it brings out different dimension in our personality, much as a costume aids an actress in her role.’ –Anonymous

‘When you wear a hat, it is like medicine for the soul.  The hat is the expression of who you are as a women in every moment! The hat is your dreams of who you can be.  It facilitates the different parts of who you are:  With the wave of the hat, voila!  You are mysterious…no, you are sexy…now proper…now playful.’ – Anonymous


nik said...

Hello! I just found your blog and I think it's AMAZING! The pics are great and I can see that You really like what you do here! I love people with great ideas, like you!
Your blog is inspiring! I will follow you!


El blog mery of the style said...

Hello happy day...
Fantastic picture...
love it.

BusiChic said...

A millinery course - how awesome! Have you heard about Alison Waters from Hat Matters? She blogs about the different hats she wears each day, I managed to photograph her at the Tiffany's launch in Melbourne - great inspiration that woman!

Look forward to seeing more posts on your millinery adventures!

Australian Fashion Review Blog - Gems said...

I love the 1920's style of hat - the one Angelina Jolie wears in the movie Changeling, makes her look so fragile and delicate - just how you would feel if a child was taken from you.
Hats can really say a lot.

jas said...

what fun hat inspiration!


CMA said...

loving this!! what a great blog, keep it up!!


Anonymous said...

There are some really beautiful hats you have shown! Really love the pocodot one! Just so feminine and sophisticated!