Wednesday, June 03, 2015


Girls, is there anything to compare to the excitement of getting ready for a wedding? Lace, sparkle, beading, knee length, floor length, metallics, florals, vintage, understated, overstated, it all works, and top it all off with that piece of marvellous millinery that is indispensable at a wedding party…the fabulous hat! Once again the possibilities are endless, and the hat offers us the unique opportunity of truly expressing our individuality, enhancing our look, and exploring eras and areas of the fashion world, that might require of the wearer, greater courage for the otherwise so called every day.
Your hat is essentially your crown, and it singles you out, turning heads, and making a clear and resonant statement about your taste and choices, and you view the world from under it like a reigning Queen. Whatever your style, a hat has a bewitching quality that is far greater than its components; it’s seductive, confident, and knowing, it’s uninhibited and sexy, the hat ultimately says, that as a self-assured woman, you have nothing left to prove.

The bejewelled, pill box hat I wore, was swathed in brilliant cabochon crystals, faux seed pearls and briolette diamonds, light as a feather, it absolutely sparkled in the summer sun, and I felt like a Princess. It had radiance and was yet somehow modest, I tilted it slightly on my face, which is a great trick girls if you need a bit of extra height, and the compliments just rolled in all day. My heartfelt thanks to my dear friend Bonzie for making this bespoke and beautiful hat, her imagination and millinery skills are without peer.

I opted to team my hat with one of my favourite vintage 60’s blue dresses, It is exquisitely cut with soft lines, and a very flattering shape. Accented with chiffon sleeves and a chiffon neck line, it made for a very feminine ensemble that was delightfully summery, simple, and didn’t compete with my dazzling hat! The dress had a most elegant quality to it and a small belt cinched in the waist just at the right place (for me that’s a short distance below my bust, where my waistline is at its smallest)

To compliment my look, I went to the Lady Luck for a vintage hair up style by the lovely Alison, did my own make up. Stepping out of the house that day I felt so lovely that my only missing accessory was a pumpkin carriage…well a girl can dream.



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