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February 19, 2009

Just talking about hats...

I have never considered myself a 'hat' person...for a long time I eschewed them as looking too try-hard and I hated the thought of having my line of vision obscured by a floppy brim.
However for some reason I have had a total turn-around and now I'm hat crazy!

Perhaps it has something to do with these stylish people


I fell hard for Daul Kim's Y-3 hat. That swooping brim is insane-this whole outfit is one of my all-time favorites but I digress..


The Glamourai doing what she does best-that is, being glamorous of course. I love this jaunty two-tone cap with her rounded glasses. 



Maria Felix dripping in Cartier=BEYOND WORDS, have you ever seen anything like it? I haven't...that hat though, that hat! If I could find one just like it I'd wear it everywhere. 




Dropsnap.jp (AKA the only website in the world that matters) is an endless source of hatspiration. 

But probably the number one driving force behind my sudden hat obsession is....

CA4LA is a chain of stores in Japan specializing in stylish hats and head gear. I found out about it a while back when I was researching cool things to check out for my trip to Tokyo this summer.

The website is in Japanese but you can run it through Google translator if you want to read. I have been blindly clicking my way through often enough that I can navigate it in Japanese! Haha. 
(For those of you in London, I believe there is a ca4la there if you wanted to check it out.)


Just go to their website and look at the amazing selection of hats they have!
Here are some of my favorites:



See what I mean?
Who wouldn't go hat-crazy with a selection like that? Unfortunately for me, most of my favorite styles are sold out. I especialy love those spotted fur ones and that sweet beret!
I am eagerly anticipating visiting CA4LA when I visit Tokyo this summer. 

Until then, I have a meager collection of just two hats.
One being my tartan Rugby Ralph Lauren beret and the other my rabbit-fur felt Helen Kaminski hat.


Tonight I wore the aforementioned Helen Kaminski hat...with an organza skirt from Anthropologie, a wrap belt from Boulevards boutique in Tulsa, and a vintage 70's edwardian style shirt.

Yes, I am now officially a mad-hatter.

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Photo of zana

I would love to be a hat-lady. I would actually love how to MAKE hats, if I had the spare time!! Of course, for me - the less functional the better. Perhaps "head-pieces" is a better word for what I'm describing. Thank you for reminding me to make some!!

xo
z

Photo of ...love Maegan

that last photo is fab ...seriously, where do you live?

Photo of Cafe Fashionista

I love your hat. In fact, I love your entire outfit!

Photo of Alejandra

speaking of hats...there were some interesting purse hats on the runway at Isaac Mizrahi-Fall 09. you should check them out. Definitely one of a kind. :)

Photo of vintage Tea

Oh that picture of you is gorgeous! Lovely hat! Ive never been much of a hat person myself either, 1 because I dont think i suit them, and 2 because i'd feel i had to take it off everytime I went indoors! lol

x

Photo of Sara

I've never heard of The Glamourai and I am totally intrigued!

Photo of Melissa

Ahh I love hats. I second Clea, have you checked out Eugenia Kim? I just got her Faithful hat which looks very similar to the hat on Maria Felix. The black is sold out on shopbop but the red is still available and it's on super sale:)
http://www.shopbop.com/faithful-hat-eugenia-kim/vp/v=1/845524441828837.htm?folderID=2534374302032564&fm=browse-brand-viewall

Photo of Thumbelina Fashionista

I like hats, but I hate hat-hair, so I usually avoid them like the plague. I have one that I wear in artic temperatures--it's very Dr. Zhivago (silver fur).

Photo of jeannine

I love your rabbit fur felt hat, its fabulous. on my blog (still in the works) I just uploaded some pictures of some of my vintage hats from my collection. check it out!
blogmurmur.blogspot.com

Photo of oensh

nice hat... love your vintage shirt

Photo of Becca

Hats always do add a little something. I love that first one.

Also love the outfit - esp your hat and skirt.

Photo of sha

tokyo is an AMAZING place for shopping. and the food there is crazy good too hahahahha. i haven't been in a while though, you're so lucky you're going!!

Photo of Brianna

Hats are my favorite...instant personality.

I need to take a field trip here:
http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/contemporary/hats/index.html

Photo of Karen

I love your victorian style shirt, it looks awesome!

www.acupofvogue.blogspot.com

Photo of Jo

I just went to dropsnap.jp and it really is amazing! Thanks for the link(:

Photo of Esmée

What a great blog you have! Love your collection of shoes!

xxx,
Esmée

Photo of rachel ann

you should check out justin smith esquire.
he creates gorgeous hats
http://www.jsmithesquire.com/millinery/index.html

Photo of junimond

you are too sweet. never thought of you as the person who's afraid of traying to hard.
go for the hats!
http://junimonde.blogspot.com/

Photo of Cony

Jane,
TOTALLY love your blog.
I'm new at this blogging thing so my blog is not something cool, but I'm trying (:
XOXO

Photo of gabrielle

i love the hat that jane is wearing in the last picture!

Photo of camie gerr

that hat is so cute :] very nice blog. i wanted to come see it since i read about you in teen vogue !

Photo of leyandrea

dear jane,
i've been reading regularly since last year and i really do adore your blog. i think you will really like this:
http://chocablock.blogspot.com/2009/02/shoes-love-story.html
its ALL ABOUT shoes, and its a pictorial so just check it out if you can?
i am totalyl LOVING your belt...it looks like the max azria ones i have been lusting over for seasons now. :) cheers!
andrea xoxoxx
Life In Technicolor

Photo of emlinda

i really like your unique sense of style, it's inspiring..

Photo of savannah.

I live in a little town by Plano. What are some good thrift stores over there or in Dallas? I'm in need of cardigans lately. (p.s.- what town do you live in? I know you live somewhere by Dallas.)

Photo of Tamia

The blouse is completely OTT. I love it!

Photo of deltay

HAHAHA @ the madhatter comment.

I'm not really big into wearing hats either, but some of those are soo cute!

Photo of amy

I love the outfit of the girl in the first photo! The coat reminds me of a coat from Preen Fall 2009. You should check it out- you might like it.

Photo of AK

ya i definitely have a love hate relationship with hats. LOL but i def love that hat and outfit of yours!!

Photo of chrisdesu

that hat shop youre talking about is in harajuku. its on meiji dori, across the street from gap! i looovvvve it x

Photo of Anika

I adore this outfit, it's prairie chic with some rock'n'roll thrown in for good measure!

I too am a hat aficionado...can never have too many hats, I say.

Photo of b

Love hats, though I sometimes find them difficult to style into an outfit- like a very imposing handbag. My favourite of my small collection would have to be my vintage tulle christian dior turban.. vintage hats are the ultimate and addictive to collect. I think a statement pair of heels and hat is always a winning combination.

P.S I'm visiting Tokyo this spring for 20 days! I'm having endless daydreams about Tokyo living as well... its too exciting to bear.

http://avant-gardeephemera.blogspot.com/

Photo of riva

You look like a southern bell! <3

Photo of Fashion Hayley

You should read my blog...I'm friends with the drop snap people!

Photo of The Minx

ahh, I adore hats. I have to admit, I wear one pretty much every day. I love the fur caps you've chosen, and the silhouette of your outfit is beautiful.

On an unrelated note, you should check out the Sinha-Stanic fashion show. I was reminded of you when I saw it, I think you might really like the draping of the dresses and the little vests :)

Photo of Coco

Hats totally work for you. :)

Photo of Prêt-à-Porter P

your home is amazing!
with the ca4la hats, im really liking the 3rd one in the 2nd row.

Photo of Ellie

Hi! I've been reading your site for a while and love it. I'm from Osaka, Japan, but study in NY now. LOVE CA4LA too. It's good you're getting geared up for shopping in Japan now. I always have to get back into it when I go home, it's kind of overwhelming how much I want to buy that I could never find here! Also, thought you might want to know that's it's pronounced: Ka-shi-la. (4 is "shi" in Japanese.) :)

Photo of McCall

I am deffinitely a "hat person" and LOVE this post. I recently came across this blog and have loved following it, its an inspiration and I recently decided to start my own blog. I just hope someday its as great as this.

Photo of franziska

nice outfit.... and i love the table in the back :)

Photo of Anne

HATS! check out this sartorialist post - http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/2189TentDiannaweb.jpg
It's his "Blue Denim" post but the hat is awesome

Photo of Krystal j

oh so very lovely my dear.

Photo of MT Days & Nights

What a classic outfit. I love the old mannequin in the background too.

Photo of Sunset

Daul Kim is just kind of amazing in every fucking way. Like you! :)

http://tospendtime.blogspot.com
http://tkgirla.ecrater.com

Photo of Siel

the shoes of the girl on the first picture are from the designer martin margiela
you shoud look at the thones !

Photo of aya

I just love everything you out together. I wish it wouldn't SNOW. I've looked like shit all winter :p
xx

Photo of Abigail

Hats are AHMAZING accessories if played right, i can't wait to see your hat collection develope and how you wear them! You look gorgeous as usual!
-Abi
http://brightstyles.blogspot.com/

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