Whenever you wear your hat,your day will be special
Audrey Hepburn - Breakfast at Tiffany's
Vintage hat, bought 1983 in New York.
I discovered a beautiful hat box in the window display of a hat shop.
I went in and asked if this box is for sale.
"Oh no, only if you're a regular customer or - maybe - buying a few hats, then the box comes with..."
There wasn't really a single hat in my price range I would 'die' for, and I had already quite a lot of hats,
but the hat box had black and white stripes and I desparetely wanted it!
So, I looked for the lowest priced hats, gave them my biggest smile,
bought this hat and another one and left the shop happily with the box!
Unfortunately I lost over the years the other hat and the box - somewhere!
Just one of this 'life stories'....
famous French 'boater' hats...
from my hat collection
late 19th century to early 20th century
One of my vintage hats, 1980'screated by elke martensen hamburg
on a 1920's hat box
A French painter, recognized as the most famous female painter of the 18th century.
Her style is generally considered Rococo and shows interest in the subject of neoclassical painting.
Self-portrait in a Straw Hat, 1782National Gallery, London
Vigée Le Brun cannot be considered a pure Neoclassist, however,
in that she creates mostly portraits in Neoclassical dress
rather than the History painting.
In her choice of color and style
while serving as the portrait painter to Marie Antoinette,
Vigée Le Brun is purely Rococo.
Self-portrait, painted at Florence, 1790
see also P.Gaye Tapp at little augury
an interesting blog - "out of the box and something different"
"auf den hut gekommen"by Elke Martensen
At the time, up to the 1980's, when I was still living in Hamburg,
I had all my hat's created by Elke.So good to find out that she is still creating!
Week 23 - Diary 2011 National Gallery, London