Hat Woman, the daring superhero who rescues her own soul and the hats of the world from loneliness and despair. Hat woman woman lives in a cold world which necessitates the use of head covering for most humans, even indoors and during the summer. Hat woman loves the thrill of the chase whether it be a hat in the wind or a yard sale attendant attempting to close before 3 pm. There was a time, in her youth when she only wore vintage hats but being older than most vintage hats today she eschews them for the more trendy, often metro-sexual variety, which confuse the public as to her gender and fashion intentions. Hat woman makes fashion mistakes in order to make the world safe for hat adventurers of all kinds. Behold a gallery of spring/summer/fall hatwear on a sporty theme.
You’re absolutely right, no one should make a menswear style hat in that color but I got in on sale at Nordstrom’s for that very reason. It’s excellent for meeting people who you’ve never met before in a crowded restaurant. My estranged cousins for example were able to recognize me immediately despite the fact that we all have the same wolf eyes and that might have sufficed.
This lovely grey number comes from The Berkeley Hat Company on Telegraph Ave. They have very fine hats of all sorts and they ship! It’s fun to spend an hour finding the perfect headgear to walk out with. It was hot and pouring rain when I bought this as an alternative to a hateful umbrella and it did the trick. I once got blood poisoning from an umbrella when I had no health insurance and have avoided them ever since. I hope you like the unobtrusive Star Trek poster on my right. It extolls the glory of flamboyance. I’m surprised that alien isn’t wearing a hat.
Got it at The Goodwill in Glendale, CA. It’s a magic hat. Turn it over and voila…
I have a red paisley skirt which goes with the first look but have not found an occasion for this red white and blue theme except for maybe the fourth of July. Remember these aren’t even my costume hats of which I have many more. Here for example is the hat I wore on the 4th of July this year.
The next hat is the only thing I could wear to The Royal Wedding. I wore it to a party where we watched the wedding and I got high on black tea of which I drank 5 cups never having drank more than one before. It’s a simple hat, I can stick accoutrements of many types in the brim to make it thematic – daggers, windshield wipers, political posters, lollipops, tea bags, whatever.
This next hat is from The Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer. It was made by Leza Saks,( at least that’s what her name looks like. She wrote her name in marker on the tag about 8 years ago. It’s one of my absolute favorites as it looks like the grass from an Easter basket growing on my head.
The next three are fall hats, that’s August for Alaskans. The first was bought at a rummage sale for some charity. It was lying in a box of hodge-podge in a dark warehouse . For some reason there was a black flower stuck on the front but the flower was bent out of shape and I couldn’t unbend it. Turns out it was just a lump of cat poo. Thus this became The Poo hat.
The next hat was meant for someone quite younger, perhaps a person who enjoys Justin Bieber. Not that I don’t enjoy Justin Bieber but I would never admit it as it make me appear twisted and sick. But the hat is sporty and silly so I will continue to wear it no matter if Justin Bieber breaks my heart or not.
Note that in every photo I’m wearing a jacket. It’s July and I’m indoors. I’m freezing. I live in Alaska. I’m absolutely crazy, but then I do have an excuse to buy hats. The following hat I bought today. I was taking it easy because I’m still rowing the 4 person shell like a dory and my back started to spasm. I bought some chocolate and went to The Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale. I got a pair of boots and running shoes in size 12 shoes and also a hat. The hat is acrylic and was $26.00 which makes up for all the money I saved on the discounted footwear. I can’t wait until it gets a little colder so I can wear it. That’s not something people say out loud in Alaska.
I am sadly aware that Anchorage is one of the worst dressed cities in the USA but I’m trying to change it, one hat at a time. Hat Woman to the rescue! In 2013 I’m working towards next to the last.