Wednesday, March 14, 2007

I Wonder What Lady of Long Ago Wore This Fancy Hat...

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It's part of my small collection of thank-goodness-I-wasn't-a-lady-back-then memorabilia. You know, in the days of waist-cinching corsets, long gloves and hats like this one.

It is beautifully made with all that intricate beading. It must have been a woman of means whose head donned this jazzed up vintage beret (or is it a pillbox? I am not up on hat designs).

I don't know who "Mr. James" was. I suspect a high quality milliner. Has anyone (a New Yorker perhaps) heard of Hats by Mr. James?

Here I am modeling this little beauty...side view...

Front view...look at all those beads....

Want to try something interesting. I found this little game today.

I did it twice and both times it got the correct symbol. How can it possibly know what number I picked?


  1. OK! How does he figure it out? He guessed mine twice also!

  2. I love that hat! Thanks for modeling it for us. : )

  3. I love the hat! Such beautiful work. Thanks for modeling!


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