Dior in the 1960's fashion!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Vintage mink Turban. Great for Alopecia

These hats have been used recently for those with hair loss from chemo treatment or alopecia. Alopecia areata (AA) is a condition affecting humans, in which hair is lost from some or all areas of the body, usually from the scalp. Because it causes bald spots on the scalp, especially in the first stages, it is sometimes called spot baldness,

They are especially nice when they are made from mink or any fur, they are fashionable and elegant.

A turban can be made from a long piece of fabric, I found this You Tube Video showing how to tie one, This is how I wrap my long hair after I get out of the shower with a towel.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hemp Hippie Dreadlock hat

Funky Findz on line found the best when it comes to the hat for dread locks, check out this shop at this fun and fiesty Arilafloweretsy.com
SALE Chili Red Hemp WIth Rainbow Sari Silk Hippie Dreadlock Tam Hat

The sassy topper,HANDMADE

Funky Findz on line brings to you "This sassy little topper sits on top of your head ever so nicely. Has a vintage Black birdie veil which can be removed or kept on. Clips in so no hassle with pins or bobbins and is very secure on the head. Made for a dancer by a dancer. See your self sassy..."

check out this sweet little invovative store

Try a fun pattern and make your own

Funky findz on line brings to you this charming little at etsy.com dash of Yarn, I found many fun and interesting vintage patterns on this nice site,
Click on the picture to learn more about
BRUSHED MOHAIR HATS 60's Vintage Pattern

Sunday, October 4, 2009

What is a Clouche hat?

I recently learned what a clouche hat is. I never knew what to call the low riding hats of the 1920's. I recently watched the "changeling" where I was many of these lovely and I find alluring hats were worn. When I think of the clouche hat I thinks of the image of what we see here. However many hats are termed clouche. I learned from wise geek that

"A clouche hat is a close fitting women's hat with a floppy brim which is designed to be worn low on the forehead. A well designed cloche is structured so that the wearer must tilt her head and peer down her nose to see, giving her a slightly haughty look. Cloche hats were made immensely popular in the 1920s, when they were used to make daring fashion statements, and they experienced a brief period of resurgence at the end of the 20th century. "
Funky findz on line has a wide selection of a modern and wearable contemporary style clouche hat that is hand knit for women/men and children . See these arcylic washable hats here at Funky Findz On Line. Prices range from $20 to $40.


Monday, July 13, 2009

Gloria finds a 1920s boater flabber mens straw hat with club strip band research this is a great

Imported from Italy, the classic straw boater hat, in the finest quality available. Sometimes referred to as the straw cadym>. This style was the most popular straw hat during the early 1900's.
Available with 2" brim, and the classic brow/copper club-stripe band. The straw boater is traditionally a very "dressy" men's hat.

A boater (also basher, skimmer, katie, or sennit hat) is a kind of hat associated with sailing and boating.

It is normally made of sennit straw and has a stiff or soft flat crown and brim, typically with a ribbon around the crown, which is often in colours representing a school, rowing crew or similar institution. Boaters were popular as summer headgear in the late 19th century and early 20th century, and were supposedly worn by FBI agents as a sort of unofficial uniform in the pre-war years. Nowadays they are rarely seen except at sailing or rowing events, period theatrical and musical performances (e.g. barbershop music) or as part of old-fashioned school uniform, such as at Harrow School.

Inexpensive foam or plastic skimmers are sometimes seen at political rallies in the United States. [1] [2] [3]

In Australia, New Zealand and South Africa the boater is still a common part of the school uniform in many boys schools, such as Shore School, Knox Grammar School and Maritzburg College.

Being made of straw, the boater was and is generally regarded as a warm-weather hat. In the days when men all wore hats when out of doors, "Straw Hat Day", the day when men switched from wearing their winter hats to their summer hats, was seen as a sign of the beginning of summer. The exact date of Straw Hat Day might vary slightly from place to place. For example, in Philadelphia, it was May 15; at the University of Pennsylvania, it was the second Saturday in May[1].

The boater is a fairly formal hat, equivalent in formality to the Homburg, and so is correctly worn either in its original setting with a blazer, or in the same situations as a Homburg, such as a smart lounge suit, or with black tie. John Jacob Astor IV was known for wearing such hats.

Very rare and hard to find this hat is in pristine condtion. a great

you can purchase this hat at http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27764249

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

What is a Pill Box Hat?

What is a Pill box Hat?

A pillbox hat is a small women's hat in a simple, understated style. Pillbox hats were immensely popular from the 1930s through the 1960s, and they continue to be worn today by some women, in addition to styles which have diverged slightly from the traditional pillbox. " (From Wise geek)


What is a Turban Hat?

The Turban

What is a Turban hat? Wikipedi tell us "In Sikhism, a turban is worn by wrapping a fabric of variable length (according to personal preference) over the head. It's like a hat in that it covers the head. But, unlike a hat, it is not removed in public. The reason Sikhs wear turbans is due to their belief of keeping their head covered as a sign of respect (to God). As God is believed to be omnipresent, their head remains covered by the turban at all times. In addition, in Indian history, when Muslim rulers were converting Hindus to Islam by force, Sikhs were helping the Hindus by fighting against this pressure by fighting against the Muslim rulers and their army. It is at this time when the turban was used as a symbol of Sikhism so that a Sikh individual may be easily recognized and to raise pride in their faith and to give them the courage when under pressure to be proud of their origin.
Muslims do wear turbans, too. But, the style of their turbans and manner of wrapping the fabric is distinctly different from that which is worn by Sikhs.
The term "turban" also refers to a woman's hat that is similar in shape to a man's turban. "

There are many different styles of the turban hat. In the 1950s the traditional design of the wrap was modified as shown above. Fabrics were oven to simulate the traditional wrap.Click on the top image of the white hat to see a mink spiral turban. Click on the second image and see all hats for sale on funky findz on line.

Mid sumer nights dream. Clip on Hat.

Pink silk skull hat with side clips and with flowers from the 1930s

High crown straw pink hat with flower and veil

Fun novelty red and green straw hat from the 1950s

Lovely green straw hat with velet ribbon. Like a baseball hat with style

This straw hat is from the 1930s and is a bit like a basebll syle hat in that it has no back. It is cool for the summer.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Vintage green velet Skull cap with plasitc cherrys

A beautiful Green Velvet skull hat with plastic Cherry's, it fits securely on the head. This hat is magical/ It would be great for theatrical use. Shakespeare's Midsummer night comes to mind. Retail $20.00, no box,

Kerry Book Sears Vintage womens "clip hat"

These hats from the 1930's are becoming more and more difficult to find. This "Kerry Brook" design straw hat is from the SEARS collection and is in a light teal colour. It has the classic "clip on", on the sides, to hold the hat in place, that was used so much in the 30's period. A small rose, still in fairly good condition adorns the front. Retail price $26.00. no box

Spring Floral vintage Womens hat

This charming "pill box" style hat is in prefect condition. Great for any summer tea party or outdoor gathering. More and more Ladies are choosing these hats for their wedding parties. Retail Price $60.00, includes hat box

Delightful and Distinctive.

Mr. John Junior White Straw Womens Pill Box Hat

This is a very rare straw pill box hat with crochet netting with lovely dripping plastic white beads. Circa 1950's. This hat could be used for that Vogue styled bride's second marriage. Very "Sex in the City"!
Retail price $56.00

This is a larger pill box hat. I recently found this very fun web site that I wish to share with you.
http://humblebumbleb.com/7.html where the opening page tells us " Real ladies wear hats. Retro style hats that are great for a night out on the town or a night at home playing dress up with the girls. Jackie O wore it best (although I'm giving her a run for her money.) What is more classy than a pill box hat? A bit daintier than a traditional Pill Box, this hat sits just so on the head, held on with two bobby pins. You can wear it a number of ways, but always with confidence. " They sell small pill box hats for only $15.00. I love and beleive that "real ladies wear hats."