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Heed, move!

Who knew Scotland had so many talented milliners?! I’m a bit obsessed with hats at the moment, well hats and any other decorative items designed to adorn our craniums; and have been doing a bit of a hunt for local shops selling unique designs- I’m thinking Philip Treacy but without the price tag!

Essentially I am looking for a straw hat for during the summer, finding it very difficult given that I have one of the largest heeds in the world – I’m not joking it’s massive, so I can’t wear any styles from Topshop and I even struggle with the mens sizes. I was in TKMaxx at the weekend and trying the mens hats on and, well, the majority of them were too small. In a way it is rubbish but in another weird way it is hilarious as for some reason big heads are a subject of much amusement, one of my favourite movie scenes of all time as to be Mike Myers dad in So I Married An Axe Murderer…

Anyways, along with the straw hat I am looking for a hat to wear to a wedding and looking through the websites of many Scottish Milliners I am not only impressed but thoroughly inspired…

Jacqueline Elizabeth

Sally Anne Proven Millinery Boutique

William Chambers Millinery

Yvette Jelfs

No one wears a hat anymore!!

I feel like Joanna Mastroianni got a bit a mixed review at New York Fashion Week… overall I thought the collection was fairly strong… the hook line and sinker for me though had to be her use of some old skool retro hats!

Joanna Mastroianni New York Fashion Week]
Isn’t this the friggin coolest outfit ever! Sooo glamarama!

Joanna Mastroianni New York Fashion Week
This one maybe not so much, but the 40’s glamour is still there!

Last year I invested heavily in the beret, sequinned, wool, chunky knit and the like in an array of colours. This year I feel like being a bit more courageous, I really like the following styles;
Helene Berman Wool Mix Bow Hat
Chapeau Claudette Hat

I’m maybe going a bit too much on the bow front, but heck they are supposed to be big this winter!

The main thing I would personally say about wearing such a “themed” hat would be to pair it with quite a plain outfit, or if anything go in subtly! I think the top hat would look super cute with a wee duffle coat and wee pumps!