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Ready-to-hat: more from the shows!

It’s cold here in London town (you might have heard, a new ice age apparently!) and also one of the busiest times of the year, what with all our work deadlines, millinery and non, and the big C fast approaching. So, what is one to do but turn to all the stunning Fashion Week pictures, for both distraction and winter chic inspiration.

This (rather chilly) milliner’s fingers have been avoiding the frost by working on a million projects at once, a few of which you are about to see and other, more exciting ones, in the pipeline. In the meantime, here are a few items that would easily make it to the top of my Christmas wish list (if I wasn’t already working out how to make them myself!)

Carolina Herrera A/W '10, Ready to wear (thank you Style.com)

First up, and in keeping with this seasons red/camel colour trend, here is an elegant piece from Carolina Herrera. With the right outfit, this hat will rock.

Next, unashamed favouritism goes to my design crush, Christian Dior, for the following three stunners. I am a particular fan of the alternative flatcap and love this brown suede baggy version – genius if you have big hair, and the texture and folds make it look divine to wear. The manly flat top hat is fierce.

Christian Dior A/W '10, Ready to Wear (thank you Style.com)

Flowers soften the mean freezing cold, and the following selections are perfect to cheer up a winter outfit if you aren’t a fan of woolly pompom alternatives.

Christian Dior A/W '10, Ready to Wear (thank you Style.com)

Dolce and Gabbana have come up several versions of this glorious blossom hat. Another favourite, Charles Anastase is renowned for his fairytale creations, and this headpiece would look beautiful indoors and out.

Dolce & Gabbana A/W '10, Ready to Wear

 

Charles Anastase A/W '10, Ready to Wear

In honour of the spectacularly cold weather battering dear Blighty this week, here are some delightful options from John Galiano, who really knows how to steal the show from any old ice age…

And just so that we don’t leave this post with the idea of Ugg boots as hats, here are a few actually useful items from Vivienne Westwood, Karl Lagerfeld and Prada. Loving the beaten fedora and winter headbands. Keep warm peeps! xx

Vivienne Westwood A/W '10, Ready to Wear

Karl Lagerfeld A/W '10, Ready to Wear

Prada A/W '10, Ready to Wear

 

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Pret-a-hat for winter

As promised, some beautiful hat trends in the shops to keep yourself a-head in winter millinery fashion (see what I did there? Terrible, I know).

Although we most often think of headwear in the context of pretty hats and fascinators for weddings and race days in the hotter months, hats are just as relevant if not more so in winter. Take a look at these everyday beauties.

La Cerise Sur Le Chapeau

Eugenia Kim

We’ll start with hats. This season’s take on the fedora goes back to its thirties origins. I particularly like this one by Eugenia Kim, brilliant for day and that bit of gold really helps warm things up.

A lighter weekend version is this beauty from La Cerise Sur Le Chapeau. These guys are particularly amazing as they provide a customize your own hat service, so maybe get it to complement the trusty winter coat? For those into a more fashion vibe, my absolute favourite is as follows, from American Brenda Lynn:

Brenday Lynn, Autumn Winter 2010

Another must-have in winter (and summer and any time really) is the trilby. What a versatile bit of millinery that, you can basically make a trilby to suit any occasion. I can’t wait for First Hat to be finished so that I can embark on a First Trilby project, soooo exciting! Here is one by Anthony Peto with a bit of leopard print to make it more exciting.

Continuing in the thirties theme is unlikely source Stella McCartney with her stunning cloche.

And let’s not forget the best of hair pieces for Autumn/Winter, the added benefit being that these can be work ALL THE TIME, indoors and out, day and night, casual and smart, etc etc etc! LOVE. But you’ll have to wait for the next post.

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