Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Vintage Headwear

Okay, so, first things first: my Honours painting assessment went very, very well. The night before my assessment I was up until one or two in the morning with my boyfriend and two other painters hanging our work. It was tiring and nerve-wracking, but worth it. I've worked relentlessly this year, and I'm still not finished. Rather than making me sick to death of painting, working so hard for so long just has me keyed up ... and ready to keep going. I want to keep painting forever!

So, there you go. I've been a busy little Pony and an extremely neglectful blogger, but it's paid off tenfold.

How are all of your end-of-years going? Not too stressful I hope.

Onto the title of this post.

For all of my collecting, and wearing, of vintage clothing; for all of my love of vintage shoes and sunglasses and jewellery - I don't own much in the way of vintage headwear. Some beautiful vintage-clad girls can pull it off, but I always feel as though a vintage hat turns my outfits into historical looks, rather than quirky amalgams. But some vintage hats are so beautiful! I would love to be able to wear them without looking as though I'm trying to replicate a period look.

Apart from a veritable rainbow of berets, here is my teeny tiny vintage hat collection:

vintage headwear

So many silly faces, so little time. Clockwise from top left: Men's WWII garrison hat (eBay), lipstick red 50's-60's 'Kangol' hat (opshopped in Dubbo, of all places), olive green velvet bow hat (eBay), 1950's gold leaf headband (eBay).

I love the olive green bow that I bought last week. I particularly want more of these headpieces. They're so lovely - and not too severe.

Lastly, thanks for all of your help with styling those new pieces of mine! I'll show you some looks I've pulled together in the next week or so.


emma wallace said...

Congratulations on your project!

And I love your hat collection - especially the head band and the WW2 hat. Can't wait to see the outfits!


lauren said...

i too have a quite a vintage hat obsession, i love to to wear them whether i am dressing up or not!


anja louise said...

All of those hats look so great on you! Cutest photos. I always get burnt out after a big painting session, that's awesome that you're powering through and want to do more!

Andi B. Goode said...

I don't have very many hats, either, because I get so distracted by gorgeous dresses! I love yours. Especially the gold leaves. Too cute.
-Andi x

Louise said...

I adore vintage hats but barely own any. Great for the races, but they seem rather conspicious otherwise. It is such a pity, because they are so beautiful. I love your gold leaf number.

Eline said...

Oh god, you look like a little porcelain doll in those photos even with the adorable silly expressions!

Mamushka Marie said...

gorgeous! i cannot even begin to choose a favorite, they are all so perfect!

Pony said...

emma wallace - thank you so much! i'm getting round to the outfits, i swear! :)

lauren - fantastic, i love people who aren't afraid to don vintage hats!

anja louise - thanks! sometimes i get burnt out too, but the trick for me is to stop every day before I get too tired and start to do stupid things and ruin otherwise nice paintings. that's how i get burnt out - by getting frustrated with myself!

andi b. goode - ah, yes, a distraction i know all too well ;)

louise - i don't worry too much about being conspicuous, but for all of my love of crazy clothing, i don't tend to wear things that don't serve a purpose. which is why i don't really wear jewellery either.

eline - awww! thank you!

mamushka marie - i'm glad you think so!

The Sequin Cat said...

Congratulations on finishing everything up.

The hats look great! Love the gold leaf.

Adventures of a Sequin Cat

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