3.6.08

mad hattress

Interior decorating, vintage enthusiast style.
I'm trying to find a way to display my vintage hats, purses, shoe buckles etc without creating clutter in a very small apartment, or frightening away male visitors (albeit the majority of them are gay men who are more likely to borrow the accessories for a night out).
When my [straight] uncle stopped by the apartment for the first time, he stood speechless in the main room, staring around in thinly disguised horror at the pink, silk, chandelieriness of it all, finally uttering: "holy chick house". At the time, I took it as a compliment, but now I'm working on creating some contrast - Demeulemeester biker boots balancing out 1940s floral headpiece, urban graffiti interspersed with Millais's Pre-Raphaelites, pink curtains making way for Indian fabrics and so on. Off to IKEA for storage ideas this weekend. I'll post photos if my mission is successful.
P.S. Chanced upon this stellar feather hat worn in a magazine last fall (there is a shop in Toronto that lends out vintage pieces to movies and magazine shoots). I dream of finding that beautiful Galliano suit Ana is wearing next...

16 comments:

Bobble Bee said...

i think you found a pretty neat way to show and keep in order your hats. SO lovely i can't even stand it!! ^_^

yulanda said...

I love how you displayed your hats; so colourful and fun.

susie_bubble said...

I'm absolutely dying to have a space of my own to really go mental with displaying my treasures... your hat collection makes me weak at the knees....

Bombay Beauty said...

Hats are wonderful. It's a pity that more women and men don't use them. Stripped of the the polite necessity to cover one's head, it become so much fun to do.

BB

lady coveted said...

lovely story! i'm sure there is one straight man (more likely several) whose heart will go pitter patter over a young woman who loves her hats.

Carissa said...

a contrast is lovely, as is your hat display. thats a fantastic way to store them

Prash said...

Hey there! Good stuff on your blog. I dont know you, but somehow you sound familiar. Maybe because I'm also passionate about travelling and that some of my kinsfolk reside in Canada. :-)

Viel Glück..Und..Viel Spaß..!

http://journal-of-a-nomad.blogspot.com

Kira Fashion said...

it´s a really cool and fancy accessory, but its not for everyone, for sure :)

a kiss
love the post!

ailsa said...

I'm sure it will look amazing. Can't wait to see the final product!

hoyan said...

wow, that is lovely. i have a similar idea for my own place- soon to be, hopefully! good luck redecorating!

fmg said...

ahh but these are gorgeous as is, sans de-prettification

Yetunde said...

your collection is great!

theue said...

love!

now the question is how often do you wear your lovely hats?

Aly said...

your blog is perfection (:

Melissa said...

I adore your collection and display. I used your photo in a post about hat storage at my bog Storage Geek, I gave credit and linked back of course. If you would like me to

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, but are you not worried about moths getting to them?