Sunday, August 30, 2009

Magnificent Millinery

Millinery has such a long and glorious tradition, and sadly, is a dying art. Let us resuscitate it, darlings! Don a cap of some sort this autumn!
At left: Milliner Albertus Swanepoel and model Caroline Trentini in Vogue.
The quintessential millinery tome.
James Coviello; this and next via nymag.com
Temperley
Banana Republic fedora, via nytimes.com.
CC stuck a feather (or three) in her cap! Fedora from Urban Outiftters.
This and next via elle.uk.com.
Natalia, courtesy Fellow Fashionista Fashion Moment.
Irina, courtesy vintagetraffic.blogspot.com.
Serge Leblon photo, via fotodecadent.com.
Fashion flashback: The Art of Expensive Hats, illustration from The New York Times, 1908.
Vogue U.K., May 2008.
Arturo Elena drawing courtesy Fellow Fashionista Nemerae of So Trendy!
Ciara wearing a Noel Stewart Millinery headpiece in Elle.
Cyber Cabaret Fashion courtesy Fellow Fashionista Fashion Moment.
Chapeau Claudette mini top hat with detachable mesh veil, at pixiemarket.com.
Topshop.com.
Claudia Schulz Coco hat, at supermarkethq.com.
Ellen Christine Couture Millinery.
CC’s List of Magnificent Milliners; links provided where possible:
Albertus Swanepoel
Cha Cha's House of Ill Repute
Crowncap

Ellen Christine
Eugenia Kim
Nathaniel Cole
Noel Stewart
Paul Heinlund
Philip Treacy
Pinkham Millinery
Stephen Jones
Stetson
Victor Osborne
Also, be sure to check out Fellow Fashionista Anya’s blog, Couture Millinery Atelier.
Who is your favorite milliner, darling?
xoxox,
CC
P.S. Don’t forget: today is the last day to enter CC’s Flora Bond $75 Gift Voucher Giveaway!
P.P.S. If you have a moment, do pop over to Fellow Fashionista Sonia's blog Etrapar to see the outfit she created for CC!

75 comments:

rossovelvet said...

I admit I prefer the supercrazy, futuristic or totally weird hats a la Jones ... but it has some serious historical touch which is quite inspiring !

Laura Trevey said...

Happy Sunday to you!
LOVE the blue and white one ~~

xo Laura

becca. said...

i love the hats!
all gorgeous.
i'm trying something new on my blog :)
please tell me what you think!
XOXO,BECCA

AX80 said...

I couldn't agree more. Not only because it's a historical piece but to me it's that touch of finesse. It's truly a wonderful elegant piece. La créme de la créme if you may.

Jessica said...

My thoughts exactly! I love the cocktail hat by Leifsdottir: http://livingembellished.blogspot.com/2009/08/fall-fashion-fabulous.html

I have waited a long time for hats to come back into mainstream! I am so excited for the upcoming season!

Choo said...

I wanna have a hat:)

stilettolover91 said...

LOVE IT!!!! I especially love the one with Ciara she's so beautiful!!! Fab post!!

http://www.hottheels.blogspot.com

Tracy-Girl said...

I love the black and white stripped hat!! :)

Madeleine said...

I like Arturo Elena's drawing and the large floppy hat. Also the grey cloche look.
Thank-you for this lovely hat layout

Enjoy your sunday Carrie,

Sylvie-Madeleine

Myriam said...

wonderful hats!!!!!!
i love the temperley look

preppygoesrock said...

i love the whole look on irina...so chic! id think id wear the one with the net on it

check out my bloghttp://preppygoesrock.blogspot.com/

Little Rus said...

This is such a beautiful post, CC! Made me think of Anya... I missed her a lot. Frankly, I think her creations are my favourite. She may not be as famouse as Mr. Jones & Co (yet), but her hats are beautiful and unique, in my opinion. Hope you had a fabulous weekend, darling! xxx

becca. said...

thankyou carrie! :)
i wanted to try something new!
maybe it can be a new regular thing for my blog :)
XOXO, BECCA

Sweety P said...

I learned a lot in this post! I think Millinery is so pretty and should be embraced! Wonderful post!

Erika said...

Caroline Trentini, Natalia Vodianova, and Temperley London. You've quite possibly made this the best Sunday ever. Love these pictures! :)

yiqin; said...

Ah so nice. I love the hats.

Mimi said...

I haven't heard of this trend, definitely something to look into. Beautiful pictures as always. :)

janettaylor said...

ANYA! :-)

Great post!

XoXo

Jennifer Fabulous said...

So inspirational! I need a fab hat now...

♥Aubrey said...

I think they've read your mind...it's definitely HOT for fall to don a cap of some sort. Loving the sketch of the gals strolling through Paris!!!

amoramor said...

loved it

zupu said...

What a lovely post dear! Buona domenica!

Intrinsically Florrie said...

I do love hats.
Too wonderfuler (if that wasn't a word, it is now! ;] ) selection too mention them all, but I love that first photo.

Anya does do the most amazing hats, plus her blog is just fantastic!
I also love Stephen Jones' work. I was fortunate enough to get prime front row seats at his show a while back, and see him and his work myself. The 'Hats: An Anthology' exhibition he currated was simply excellent.

Florrie x

TheBeautyFile said...

Love the hats...so spunky!

sisters in black frocks said...

hats are a staple in our family. it is a dying art, sadly. hats make your look that much more special.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Have always admired Stephen Jones creations CC! Have a lovely Sunday, I know you are darling! xo*

MISS GLITZY said...

Parisian girls don't wear hats very often but I don't care. I love hats! And some of your selection are awesome!!! xoxo

HEK said...

I so want to get me a hat now!
Adore this lovely post:)

Hunters Glory said...

Puttin a lid on it!
Fabu cc!

Love Claudia Schulz coco hat...

;)

clarewbrown said...

Oh how I pine for the days when women wore glorious hats everywhere!

Peter Breese said...

Awesome CC

Jenny said...

Oh my, these are all absolutely wonderful!

Monica said...

I love hats. I think it would be cool to own a top hat like Willy Wonka. I'm not sure where I would wear it, but it would be well worth it to own.

meraldia said...

I like most the blue and white. Hats: so feminine. I hope they will be fashionable again as in the 1940s.

CMA said...

this is so cute...i love it
the hats are adorable, i love every single one of them

-cma
check out my blog @
cosmicaroline.blogspot.com

Gabbi said...

Gorgeous hats dear CC, my very favorite is Ellen Christine's creation... not sure when I would ever wear it but I would just love to have to have. I'd walk around the house with it maybe? Pretend to be Scarlett O'Hara! :)

Serg Riva said...

great post. hats off to you...

Alja said...

i love it!

Amanda K said...

I love those hats, they add so much style to the outfit.

Susan said...

so inspiring and stylish!
have a lovely week, darling!
xoxo

Dream Sequins said...

I love all these fantasy hat looks, especially the fascinator style. I wish I had an occasion to don a glamorous hat with a veil!

Little Red said...

These hats are all fabulous!

Peeptoes said...

Totally inspiration! Love the hat with feathers, awesome & classic ;)

Have a nice week!
xx

LifestyleBohemia said...

Oh, I want a fedora! But can I pull it off?!?!

Brigadeiro said...

Oh, how I LOVE hats! I simply do not look good in them though :( So I live vicariously through my sisters who do. The white & blue hat is stunning!
xx

Jaime said...

I heart my fedora! Great selection you have of other fab hats though!

chocandcinnamon said...

I've recently developed an increasing love for hats, it's sad that they are hardly worn, at least were I live... Very inspiring post, byw. :)
xx

thesydneygirl said...

f a b u l o u s!!! <3 the hats! xxx

Christen said...

I recently did a post with pics of all of my vintage hats. I am really going to try wearing all of them this fall/winter. These pictures provided so much inspiration. Thanks!

Keith said...

These are all really amazing. I love them. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Take care. Cheers!

kirstyb said...

hats look ridiculous on me - i wish they didnt x

Couture Cookie said...

I used to wear vintage hats all the time in high school! I should start again... it's tough when you have full bangs, though.

Style Redux 2 said...

I have a HUGE collection of vintage and new hats, headbands, and fascinators that I wear all the time. My favorite vintage hats are Schiaparelli and Dior. My favorite current designers are Tour de Force and Stepen Jones. Anya will have such an incredible experience. Keep hats alive!

Leah F. Taas said...

Such gorgeous hats... I always love hats. I believe it adds spice to the the outfit.

WendyB said...

I've been wanting a top hat for a while but I've made no effort at all to go find one. :-(

Mary-Laure said...

I'm a huge fan of hats and have many special ones.... These are just too fab! I have hat envy!

CC said...

Love the first one in the second row.
Awesome post! :)

Xx

misslikey said...

that is so true.. i love your hat with feather

Elizabeth Marie said...

This Fall I am wearing a hat!!! I always feel so silly but I need to get over it, because they are FAB.

hope you had a great weekend CC!

HiFashion said...

Hats are so much fun... there are so many varieties!

I love that second one, its so classy.

Monika P. said...

great outfits on the photos:)

http://jeadorefashion.blogspot.com

mom & son said...

i love hats so much which i always take it
with me wherever i go.

Adela said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE hats! fantastic post! =D

http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

I love hats, fedoras are my faves! hope you have a lovely monday! xo

HoneyBunny said...

Looking gorgeous! I wish hats would suit me;)
:*

Dudù said...

chapeaux chapeaux chapeaux... I love the Natalia Vodianova's look

Dudù said...

Chapeaux chapeaux chapeaux... I love the Natalia Vodianova's look... it's so... cheap

florabond said...

Love the millinery, I love adding vintage millinery flower petals to my necklaces, Thank you for the giveaway! Keep up the great work girl!
Nicole - Flora Bond

Taylor Sterling said...

Amazing pics as usual! Hey, I played water polo too (we must be tough chics)!! xoxo Tay

shopinchic said...

I love a good hat, but honestly
I am quite picky when it comes
to the right hat.

Great post though~

LJ said...

I have to wear one of my head pieces soon...
xx-LJ from SOS!

Maria Confer said...

I adore hats and was a total hat fanatic as a little girl.

I wish people still wore hats everyday.

lululetty.blogspot.com

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

oh i think hats are so much fun - i just wish they were in style like they were in the 40s & 50s.
i saw that book at Bergdorfs a few weeks ago...it would look so cute on my coffee table!
xox

Little Bow Prep said...

Lovely picks!

I look at Kentucky Derby and Royal Ascot pictures for hat inspiration!

missDTM said...

love love love love love! i am totally looking into purchasing more hats for the fall!