Oh we know it is Spring when London’s finest milliners start to flaunt the most darling, daring, handmade, Fairtrade hats… like this rather voluptuous, Dali-esque, Fairtrade Panama. A slow fashion beauty – in the prettiest, perkiest shade of check blue and off white with a dash of burnished gold. This ravishing, up-cycled headpiece is handmade by magpie London milliner, Chloe Haywood, and takes three weeks to lovingly concoct. Now that is slow fashion! We think it would look ravishing on the very lovely Gemma Arterton, currently wowing the West End as Nell Gwynn.
A Hat Should Flit Between Fun and Elegance
Chloe is a girl who adores dressing up, not down and loves to make her surroundings more beautiful using every form of craft. She admires the work of Piers Atkinson, and doesn’t think a hat is quite complete without a dash of glitter or a well-placed cherry or two. “A hat should flit between fun and elegance,” she declares and we couldn’t agree more. We also declare that a hat is not just for Ascot or a summer wedding. Gosh no. A hat is for making the dull extraordinary and to a dash of celluloid glamour and confidence to our wardrobes.
Exciting things happen to a girl wearing a hat, try it and see. Men secretly adore seeing a woman wearing a beautiful hat, it brings out sudden gestures of gallantry and flirting – perfect for a touch of Spring fever!
Fancy handwoven chequered fairtrade panama headpiece in sky blue and off white and finished with large gold metallic leaves, Model Pool, Price £250.00, to order. These designs are handmade to order, and it’s worth mentioning that it can take up to 3 weeks production – that definitely slow fashion. If you need your design sooner, contact the designer in plenty of time. Fancy Pool, Fairtrade Handmade Hat
Handmade in Britain