Posts Tagged ‘Hats’

It’s the Right Weather for Heather Locklear

Friday, September 5th, 2014

PANews+BT_11ed87a9-3229-4865-be33-2e5d4503b394_I1Heather Locklear is probably best remembered as the colorful Sammy Jo Carrington on Dynasty, a television series of the 80s where women of wit and charm battled it out trying to outsmart one another. She also appeared on T.J. Hooker as Officer Stacy Sheridan but since those days, she remains a colorful character on and off screen. She is the same colorful person who was photographed looking so fresh in a knitted newsboy cap. It is the fashion accessory that is everybody’s friend – man, woman or youngsters. Especially now that the weather is turning for the colder season, it is time to bring out those cozy hats that provide warmth while the tips of your noses turn red. Most fashionistas would partner a knitted cap with a scarf so that while looking stylish, one can feel the warmth these items provide.


The Modern Cowboy Sings from the Heart & Soul

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

6a00d8341c9e5b53ef00e54f4734328833-640wi With so many musicians that we have today, a joyful world of musical variety is offered to many music lovers to enjoy. Even the artists themselves are packaged in such a delightful manner, such as the like of Lady Gaga whose showmanship makes it worth your money and your time. Some however, still choose to present themselves the way our moms and dads liked them: just the right amount of rocker facial hair, sunglasses with just a hint of color, teamed with a cowboy hat and what do we have? Gruff that looks great, the Bono way. A distinctive fashion sense that is quite an attraction so much so that a lot of people emulate the same style especially if you are a Bono fan.

In many ways, the hat and sunglasses combination has become a fashion trend when their actual purpose, originally, were for protection. But people with fashion good judgment must have known that their use should not be limited to such and so now we have celebrities sporting cowboy hats as a fashion accessory. (more…)

The Royal Elegance of Tea Party

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

images (1)What is it about tea party that gives it that notion of elegance? Perhaps it is because tea parties are known to be a part of the royal blood’s daily activities to which they even change gowns for when it is tea time. Next to elegance of course are hats that add lady-like glamour to the ladies who attend tea parties. Needless to say, you will find tea-partying women wearing what else but tea party hats.

You would think that hats are just protective covering to keep the face and the neck away from harmful sun rays but even as the early days of kings and queens up until the present, hats make great fashion statements. Naturally, ladies who like to dress elegantly, they would want to do so from head to foot and with that is the hat for the head. You can be pretty enough with the right dress and the right pair of shoes but add an elegant hat and you’d sure look more sophisticated. (more…)

Look Fashionable with Straw Cowboy Hats

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

girls_straw_hats Gone are the days when people associate straw cowboy hats with ranchers only. Today, this type of cowboy hats has sure evolved and is widely used in the fashion scene. In fact, this is now considered as the most favorite accessory for ladies in Western and non-Western countries alike. Whether you’re wearing skirts, jeans, shorts, or dress, this straw hat sure makes a nice complement to your getup.

The history of the cowboy hats can be traced back in the 1860’s, with the name John Batterson Stetson. It mainly served as the universal image for the sporty native hero of America as it was mostly used in the cavalry force back then. (more…)

Fashion Hats for Hat Lovers

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

black fedora hatMen and women alike love wearing hats; they do this for several purposes—one is to keep their head warm, two is to protect their hair, and three is to look more fashionable. Yes, hats do make great fashion statements too! That’s why, over the years, these hair accessories have become more popular than other types of hair coverings. So, what are some of the options available for you?

Fedora hats

Originally worn by men with their suits as part of their business uniform in the 1950s, these hats have evolved to become one of the most sought-after wholesale hats today. Designed with narrow, (more…)

Top 3 Winter Essentials for your Baby

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Winter can be both fun and stressful at the same time. But if you’re a first-time mom, you’ll find this season more stressful than fun because you need to go the extra mile just to keep your baby warm at all times. If you have already prepared your boots, jackets, gloves, and warmers, then it’s time you get your little one some basic winter essentials. Where to get started? Well, you can check out first these top 3 winter essentials for baby before you get the more intricate stuff like car seat covers and humidifiers.

1. Long-sleeved shirts and heavy fabric blankets. Your baby needs the added layering, as the weather becomes colder—which is sometimes too much for your little one to bear. These long-sleeved shirts and even the short-sleeved ones can very much do the trick of providing that extra warmth that your baby needs. However, sometimes the added layering is not enough to keep your baby warm. (more…)

No Need to Study Hats to Know What Suits You

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

A hat is not just a hat but you don’t need to study them to know what suits you best. That is not to say though that you can think of the hat as something unimportant because, hats play a major role in our lives.

The hats were made for a good, practical reason. Whatever the weather outside, there is a hat appropriate to wear. During summer, you wear a hat to protect you against the harmful UV rays of the sun which may result to sunburn and other skin ailments. When it rains, a hat help keep your hair and makeup intact. In work places, hats are for protection too against injuries such as the hard hat worn by construction workers. The helmets used by bikers could have been derived from the very idea of headwear for protection. (more…)

Headwear Styles and Their Changes

Thursday, September 6th, 2012 have been known to have taken many forms, shapes and sizes through time. The Greeks’ first hat was the feltpetasus, a hat with brim. Some parts of Europe during the middle ages wore peaked caps festooned with decorations. Meanwhile, Henry VIII was known to have favored the velvet and silk berets. Both men and women are undeniably fans of hats.

The Masculine Headwear

According to history, the purpose behind a headwear was protection. Perhaps as the style, the cut, design and colors evolved from the most basic head wear look, hats became a fashion trend. For men, hats are a wardrobe staple.  Anywhere in the world, men wear different hats for different reasons including tradition, religious beliefs and of course as a fashion accessory. (more…)

Hats – Ageless and Timeless

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Hats for agelessThe modern day men may seem like they don’t care for hats as much as women do, still, it cannot be denied that they still don different styles and makes of the head wear time and again. It may have to depend on a certain occasion, job or weather, it can be said that just like women, men are also fans of the ageless hats.

Among the hats that are popular to men are berets, cowboy hats, fedoras. There was a time when top hats were also popular especially in European countries. Today however, seldom would you see men wearing top hats.

We may not be living in an era or in a country where hats are first and foremost in style and fashion, it cannot be denied that wearing one adds sophistication. How else would the handsome and exquisite-looking matinee idols of Hollywood look so much of gentlemen were it not for the formal hats they wore?


The Beauty of Felt Hats

Monday, August 27th, 2012

One thing that makes felt a favorite material for hats is its pretty makeup of wool or fur that is nice to the touch. With a process that is as old as time, the water-proof material is made using pressure, heat and water. Felt is not women unlike other fabrics but processed through wet felting.

How felt came to be has been the subject of many discussions. One has it as having been discovered by the patron saint of hat makers, St. Clement. It was said that when he travelled, he protected his feet by filling his shoes with flax fibers and in turn, the combination of feet moisture, pressure and beating, produced the comfortable felt material. (more…)

Understanding the Hat Act of 1732

Monday, August 20th, 2012

In an aim to protect the English hat makers who were toughly competing with the Americans in hat-making, the Hat Act of 1732 became a British Law. This means hats made in the US are restricted from being exported to English countries or the control of hat production by the Americans in the Thirteen colonies.

The act also gave protection to English workers as it controlled the hiring of non-English workers or colored slaves. With the law implemented, the inter-colonial selling of hats in England was also prohibited which in the process increased the sales and profits of English hat makers. A series of taxes that resulted from the Hat Act put a division between Britain and its American colonies. (more…)

Hats as Sun Protection

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

Enjoying the sun and all the outdoor activities that go with it should not include skin damages caused by excessive exposure.But what about spending the day to enjoy all of the fun actions?

Of course you may continue to do so but be sure to provide proper protection from the sun and the most convenient sun protection is no less than a hat.
Not only do you protect yourself from sun burn, premature aging and skin cancer, you get to stay in fashion, too! While we all need a certain amount of sunlight on a regular basis, too much of it can be bad so we need to be protected. (more…)

Vacation Hair Must-Haves

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

suitcase with hat If you’re not already planning a summer trip, get cracking.  Good weather is not to be wasted at work or doodling around the house!

That being said, packing for a vacation can be pretty nerve-wracking.  It’s hard to come up with all the possible combinations of clothing that you’ll need, and hardly anyone always brings all the right stuff.  When it comes to accessories, it’s even worse; you don’t want to schlep piles of small items that are easy to lose, but you don’t want to end up forgetting something that will be genuinely useful.  It’s a fine line to walk.

This is how I see it.   (more…)

The Latest Scoop: Hair and Hats in the News

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

in the news For the fun of it, I just Googled “hat’ and then “hair” to see if any interesting news stories popped up.  I thought I’d find some fashion reviews, or celebrity mentions, or something like that.  Well, I got two good stories – but they were NOT what I was expecting!

The best hat-related story was funny, in a horrible sort of way.  A woman got mad at her ex-boyfriend, and for revenge, she put 24 of his favorite baseball caps in the bathtub, doused them in gasoline, and lit them on fire.  She was arrested on charges of mischief and arson, (more…)

History of Headgear #11: Uniform Hats

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

chef hat When you picture certain people, you automatically dress them in certain clothes.  Think about the dress-up box in your kindergarten classroom – all those uniforms.  Wearing a uniform helps people recognize what a person does.  But how did we come to associate mortarboards with graduating students, or those tall white hats with chefs and bakers, and so on?

The first police uniforms were created in London in 1829; the first US police uniform was established in New York in 1853.  Those outfits were basically dark, plain versions of what most people wore back then. (more…)

History of Headgear #11: Bonnet

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

sunbonnet When you think of a bonnet, you probably think of Laura Ingalls Wilder on the prairie, or little girls in fancy dresses with frilly hats.  Can you believe that they used to be the height of French fashion?

Well, maybe not the height, but certainly in style in various forms, for a good 150 years.  Technically, a bonnet is a brimless hat (hence the term being used to describe several hats that aren’t what you might think of as bonnets – particularly certain Scottish caps).  The predecessor to the sunbonnet were small caps worn to protect hair from dust and so on – similar to what might also be called a coif.  Early bonnets were very unstructured, and sometimes became more like turbans.

By the 19th century they began to take on more specific shapes.  They were made of both cloth and straw, and elaborately decorated with flowers and ribbons.   (more…)

History of Headgear #10: Cloche

Friday, July 15th, 2011

cloche The cloche hat is iconic of the 1920’s, but it is still popular today.  It is characterized by its bell-like shape (cloche is the French word for bell) and a close fit around the head.  Cloches can be made of felt or straw, and are worn low on the forehead.  They could be plain or elaborately decorated with ribbons, beads, applique, embroidery, jeweled brooches, or clusters of feathers.  A cloche’s brim can be worn down or, more typically, turned up.

They were first designed in 1908, but became wildly popular in the 1920’s, in the Art Deco fashion culture. (more…)

History of Headgear #9: Straw Hats

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Straw hats Straw hats are the perfect summer accessory.  They’re light, they shade you from the sun, and they come in every possible shape, size, and style.  And while they have a long history, they are anything but outdated!

Straw hats aren’t always made from straw, you know!  The term is applied to most hats made from woven or braided plant fibers.  Straw itself refers to the stalk of grain plants such as oat and rye. Other common hat fibers are sisal, raffia, rush, buntal, abaca, jute, seagrass, ramie, and toquilla palm (used to make those famous Panama hats).  These materials vary in color and texture, so they make a wide variety of hats. (more…)

The Freakiest Royal Wedding Hats

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Royal Wedding Hats Ok, I know we just did a blog post of crazy runway styles, but I can’t let a British royal wedding go by without pointing out some of the real screamers.  For Americans, the wedding-hat thing is pretty strange because it’s not the fashion in the US.  The idea of wearing one at all comes from the fact that until relatively recently, weddings pretty much always took place in churches, and people were expected to cover their heads in church.  Even though some churches have more relaxed rules now, and people are getting married in other venues, the connection between hats and weddings still lingers.  It remains to be seen whether all the hoopla will inspire a wedding hat trend outside the UK. (more…)

How to Wash Your Haircoverings – Head Coverings

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Washing hats We’ve done a few posts about washing and caring for your hair – but caring for your hairCOVERINGS is just as important!  If you don’t know what to do, you could end up ruining a favorite item.  Last summer, a bird pooped on my navy tichel with lurex stripes (yet another reason to love covering – at least it ended up on a tichel instead of my hair!).  Without thinking, I threw it into the regular laundry.  It came out shrunken, faded, and with broken lurex threads poking out all over the place.  Clearly, I need to be more careful with my washing methods.

How often you wash your headgear is up to you.   (more…)

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