Sunday, November 11, 2012

Weekly Inspiration: Hats Exhibit

There was a great Hats Exhibit at the PEM that I took in over the weekend.  The exhibit was of hats old and new, crazy and beautiful, worn and unworn.  I love that that the place was full of women wearing hats and talking hat memories.


The thing about hats that mostly fascinates me is how insanely crazy they can get design-wise, and it's an acceptable crazy.  And I mean not just today, (thinking Princess Wedding, Kentucky Derby) but years ago (old films, 20's thru 50's).  Me, being the artist, just love the crazy!  The most memorable hat for me?  This  crazy Pom Pom hat that was in a display with other hats worn by famous people. (like a lime green fascinator worn by Sarah Jessica Parker)   


Bjork wearing the PomPom hat by Soron Bach in '07 

I was inspired, of course, to buy a hat at the giftshop.  (The one I am wearing is NOT the one!)

My new favorite: this fur vest.  I wore it today over a light jacket.

Would an exhibit like this inspire you to wear a hat? Would you even dare to wear a hat?  How about a wild hat?  If you do, send me a photo.  I'll make a post of all of our hats (wild and otherwise) along with my new hat!

Say Hi to Patti over at Visible Monday!

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    1. The boots are dyed--but very old and the vest is a petite--on sale--because I am not.

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  2. I think it would inspire me to wear a hat! I love that first photo...it is so much fun and you look great...but I have always thought you looked good in hats! It's funny, but earlier to day I was wishing I had a beret!

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    1. please do a beret for me and send me the photo!

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  3. I LOVE HATS!! I wore them all the time in the 80's and only recently started wearing them again. They totally complete an outfit

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    1. I love hats too--hope you send a photo! The link is there~

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  4. Hi Paula!
    You look awesome today! LOVE your outfit and your hat!
    I look awkward in hats so I'm not a big hat person. :(

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    1. yes one must have a Hat head--but then there is a hat for every head i think!

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  5. Hi Gorgeous! i am wearing a hat for Visible Monday- I love yours! Red my fav color
    Love the fur jacket as well!

    Ariane xxx

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  6. Hey Paula - we are both cool in our short booties today : > Hats are fabulous and you look great here - I need to get some and start now - better late than never, eh? Thanks for linking up!

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  7. I absolutely love hats! Unfortunately, I have a large head and have difficulty finding ones that fit but I'm sending you a photo of a favourite via email.

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    1. And on the other end of the spectrum, I have a small head, so I find it hard also!

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  8. I have recently grown to enjoy hats, though I still only have 2! I really like the red one on you.

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  9. The hat exhibit looks like my kind of show. And you look radiant in your chapeau of the day. For me hats are a daily pleasure and I wouldn't think of not including them in my ensemble of choice. My collection is always expanding!

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    1. I was thinking of you Judith! You would be right at home~

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  10. I liked the exhibit as well! The hats in the gift shop are designer and not cheap - I'm glad you have a spectacular remembrance of the exhibit. I also learned a lot about vintage hats - the newsreels showing the latest hat designs seemed quite daring - influenced by the medieval period in one season!

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    1. I wanted one of those designer hats for a Kentucky Derby party I go to...I loved the newsreels as well and the historic hats. How about the pilgrim hat!!!

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  11. The hat exhibition sounds like fun! Must love hats :)

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  12. Love the outfit and red hat.
    I rarely wear hats, but I do have a few. Some are vintage that my husband got me, but I think my head is too big for most of them....and I don't really wear the style of clothing that they are suited for.

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    1. but now with so much mixing of styles, I can see and elegant hat with jeans!

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  13. I love Bjork and her pompom hat! I like the hat you're wearing but would like to see your new one...

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    1. Post will be up in hopefully a week or so--

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  14. Hi Paula:-)
    New on your blog (Thanks Patti and Visible Monday).
    Bjork's hat pom-pom hat is stunning. I would wear it because I love fun hats - and silk scarves. I think both are good to brighten a day.
    You red hat is adorable too.
    Have a great day,
    Anne (Playing with Scarves)

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    1. Anne--thanks for stopping by! I'm glad you are a hat lover too.

      I will stop by~
      Paula

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  15. That little cross-body just pulls this great look to amazing. Something else to think about from you! Thanks again for blogging your blog...

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  16. I love the outfit and I enjoy wearing hats too.

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  17. Oh I love the fur vest over the jacket. I just saw an article that showed wearing them that way is the way to update your wardrobe.
    I like hats, but mostly on someone else. They just look too severe on me, or at least that is the way I see it.

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