3 posts categorized "Hats"

Heirlooms: Schiaparelli Hats & Shirl Miller Leather Bags

Summer is in full swing around here....apologies for the lack of posts but it's been a nonstop whirlwind of go, go, go with no signs of the pace slowing down.  A visit to my sister's for a family reunion sent me home with this lovely vintage Schiaparelli straw hat with black patent leather trim that once belonged to my grandmother, as well as three hat boxes chock full of more treasures from her closet.  (How she managed to hide them from me for the past 10 years is beyond me...)  I remember my grandmother wearing it to horse shows and other outdoor events that required fashionable shelter from the sun.  At the time, I had no idea it was a Schiaparelli providing such glamorous shade!

Schiaparelli vintage straw hat black patent leather trim (2) 

Schiaparelli vintage straw hat black patent leather trim (3) 

Schiaparelli vintage straw hat black patent leather trim (4) 

Schiaparelli vintage straw hat black patent leather trim 

From another side of my (rather complicated) family I was overjoyed to receive this lovely Shirl Miller vintage clutch in embossed leather. 

Vintage Shirl Miller embossed leather clutch Made in USA (3) 

Vintage Shirl Miller embossed leather clutch Made in USA (5) 

And of my own treasure hunting accord I came into possession of this rather fabulous vintage bar pump-decanter set that I am quite certain I will never be able to part with.

Vintage Decanter Pump Bar Set of 3 Glass Bottles 

Hoping to be back soon...wishing you many lovely summer days and nights until then.



 






 

 

xx ~ Michelle


(T)urban Sophistication

How do you wear a turban without feeling like your grandmother?  I pondered over this question for the last few weeks as I was preparing to list some vintage turbans in The Shoe.  This led to one of my favorite parts of my job: image search, which led me to this post.

How to wear a turban 
 
I'm quite sure you agree there is nothing "grandmother-ish" about Kate Moss in this gold vintage turban designed by Stephen Jones which she wore rather well at the 2009 MET Costume Gala. 

Carrie Bradshaw gold turban 
 
Fast forward a bit, to May of 2010 and we saw Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in SATC 2 looking rather lovely in her gold turban with the Western Sahara Dunes as a very fitting backdrop.

Jennifer behr gold shimmer metallic turban 
 
And then, in February of 2011 and we saw Jennifer Behr's gold metallic turban featured on The Zoe Report....(going for a mere $800)

Catherine Baba & how to wear a turban 

And my favorite of all--Catherine Baba's perfect execution of how to wear a turban and not look like your grandmother.  Stunning, from head to toe!

Vintage 1940s gold metallic shimmer turban_444_480 

Vintage gold shimmer metallic mesh & satin turban--now available in our Etsy Shop, find it here.

 

xx ~ Michelle