Hat Addicted Lover

Friday, January 13, 2012

I'm deeply in love with all kinds of hats. Especially the ones called Hat Net ('French netting' or 'Russian veiling').
One of the first hats to be depicted was found in a tomb painting at Thebes and shows a man wearing a coolie-style straw hat. Other early hats include the Pileus, which was a simple skull cap, the Phrygian cap, which became identified later as the 'liberty cap' given to slaves in Greece and Rome when they were made free men, and the Pestasos which comes from ancient Greece and is the first known hat with a brim.

Although women from an early stage were always expected to have their heads covered by veils, kerchiefs, hoods, caps and wimples, it was not until the end of the 16th century that women's structured hats, based on those of male courtiers began to be seen.
It was in the late seventeenth century that women's headgear began to emerge in its own right and not be influenced by men's hat fashions. The word 'milliner', A maker of women's hats, was first recorded in 1529 when the term referred to the products for which Milan and the northern Italian regions were well known, i.e. ribbons, gloves and straws. The haberdashers who imported these highly popular straws were called 'Millaners' from which the word was eventually derived.

By the mid 1800's Swiss and Italian straws, together with imitation straws made from paper, cardboard, grass and horsehair were available to women, along with the introduction of velvet and tulle.
During the first half of the nineteenth century the bonnet dominated women's fashion, becoming very large with many ribbons, flowers, feathers and gauze trims giving an appearance of even greater size. By the end of the century, although bonnets were still prevalent, many other styles were to be found, including wide brims with flat crowns, the flower pot and the toque - feathers and veils abounded.

Although early in the 1900's most hats were enormous and adorned with flowers, feathers, ribbons and tulle, by the mid 1920's women's hair had become much shorter with the shingle cut and the cloche, which hugged the head like a helmet with a very small brim, had come into fashion. Now, after World War 1, there was suddenly such a proliferation of styles and materials that many women had to rely on the advice of milliners.

During the 1930's and 40's the tendency was for hats to have higher crowns with smaller brims and once it was War-Time again, it was mainly the trims which were changed with women making do with turbans made from pre-war materials.
Since their invention, hats have come and gone as status symbols, uniforms and fashion statements as well as being functional sports and protective headgear.

Me with only some of the hats

There are a lot of types of hats(but I will just focus on the favourite ones and write a short description about them)
FEDORA hats-Although those are the hats that mostly represent the male population, I love wearing them! Nowadays, they became so popular among haute couture's shows. The Fedora Hat comes by its name from the heroine (as well as the play’s title) of Victorian Sardou's drama presented in Paris in 1882. Of course the fedora hat style is iconic as the men’s hat style in the Western world for the first half of the 20th Century.
Here are some of the pictures of my beloved Fedora hats

I just love those vibrant colors, and this picture with green fur and dark red lipstick is perfect!
I've just realized, if I go on like this, I will make a 10000 picture post(that happens when you love something so much and feel that you could write about it for hours)
I will do a post of my hats in some of the future posts:D I've bought a lot of new ones:P
So, another type of hats which I adore are Hat net

Here are some of the pictures of my top hat with net, which I found. They are probably taken during the last summer.
p.s.- The top hat is from Lindex and the net is from H&M(I took this net and put it on the hat, and whenever I feel the need to, I apply this net on different hats. I've also got the same one in beige color)

Inspiration from runaways and editorials

Now a little bit about the third favourite group BOWLER hats(I've got the most of them)
The first hat of the industrial age, the bowler was designed in 1850 by the Bowler family of Southwark specifically for a customer of England's pre-eminent hatmaker, Lock's of St. James's. William Coke needed a practical, simple, rigid, durable hat to protect his gamekeeper's head; a hat that would stand up to the most demanding of conditions, including riding in pursuit of poachers. Coke tested the hat's prototype by standing on its crown in Lock's showroom. Twice. It passed the test.

And the fourth favourite one -TOP HATS
Beginning with the French Consulate And Empire period in Western history (1800-1815) and escalating into the Romantic Period (1815-1840), high beaver top hats supplanted the cocked hat or the bi/tricorn as the mode in men’s fashion. When, by 1890, the St. James Gazette writes “When we are told, ‘He’s a fellow who wears a top hat and a frock coat,’ we know sufficiently well what sort of fellow he is”, the top hat’s connotations are well established.

I'm dying to have this one!!!

That's my top 4 list of hats!FEDORA, BOWLER, TOP AND NET HATS:)
But I love other types as well!
And just to finish off with my drawing of a girl with bowler kind of hat:D
Stay tuned for the upcoming posts!I've got a lot of new things to show you, my lovely readers!
Stay healthy and happy!


  1. ja obozavam sesirice :)
    taj tvoj je bas sladak :)
    ja moram da nabavim jedan klasicni tigrasti xD

  2. Vrlo opsežan post. Svaka čast za trud. Svi šeširići su jako lijepi, naročito ovi sa mrežicama, a i tebi divno stoje. Primijetila sam u ranijim postovima da jako voliš šešire. :)) Kad god naiđem na neki neobičan, šešir, kapicu, beretku ili sl. kupim. Odličan modni dodatak.

  3. oh i´m definitely a hat girl too;) i also don´t know which type of hats i love most but i have to confess that i really go mad for this 40´s architectal hat styles, they are just too fabulous to be true, but i´m also a lover of coloured fedora hats. so this post is a real eyecandy for me;)
    love and kiss,mary

  4. aww svi su mi divni, al su mi naj oni sa strane sa čipkom i to točkastom!

  5. Hvala Anibani i Pippy! Drago mi je da volite sesirice i da vam se post svidja. Mislim da cu uraditi i top 10 jednom kad budem imala vremena, sa svim mojim sesirima:P
    Mary Lou- Thank you for the sweet comment:)

  6. koliko predivnih sesira...
    bas imas pozamasnu kolekciju, zavidim ti...ja ih imam samo 4-5 ali taj broj raste...:) nekako sam ih bas otkirila u zadnje vrijeme...
    divna su mi ova prva 2, boje su tako mocne!!!
    super post!

  7. Ja imam one ljetne koje nosim samo dok sam na moru :)

  8. Oh, I love hats too. I wish people still wore hats every day, like they used to.

  9. Fenomenalan post sa odličnim slikama :)
    Ja nažalost nisam do sada našla ni jedan šešir koji mi lepo stoji, pa i dalje ostajem verna kapicama...

  10. Ima stvarno prelepih i tebi lepo stoje,al ja nemam naviku da ih nosim..smetaju mi i čine me nervoznom,stalno me nešto svrbi,imam utisak da stoji mi nakrivo pa se nerviram:))

  11. oh my I love all this so much! My favorites are the net hats by far. gorgeous!! I'm such a sucker for vintage looks.

    The House of Shoes

  12. Great post. I love the history behind each different style. I'm rather fond of a cloche, as seen here -


  13. Wow, koliko šešira imaš... predivni su.
    I ja ih volim u posljednje vrijeme, prije baš i nisam... ali nekako uvijek bude nešto potrebnije da kupim, pa mi se i ne da izdvajati pare za njih... osim kad nađem neki sladak u second hand-u. Imam ih desetak, ništa pretjerano. :)

  14. an elegant and vibrant collection! love the top hats and veils!


  15. Emica-Mah,meni se sve cini nemam nijedan:)
    S.Art by S.M.- Da ljetni su predivni:)
    Miss Tallulah Porkchop-I wish that too!:(
    Psycho Cat-Hvala:)
    sugarhoneybaby-Hvala! Pa mozda se jos nisi navikla, cesce ih nosi, predivan su modni dodatak, i videces kad se naviknes, kasnije neces moci bez njih:D
    Lena Raskoljnikova-A, nije to nista, ovo su samo neki, skoro svaki mesec kupim 2 at least:)

  16. I have always been a hat girl myself! Lovely photos!


  17. I have lots of hats too including a real Top Hat and 2 fancy dress ones.Love them and always on look out for a new one.

  18. Imam možda dva, definitivno nisu moj tip modnog dodatka, ali mi se mnogo sviđa ovaj overview i tvoja priča o šeširima!
    Bowler hats su mi oduvijek najljepši bili.

  19. love hats....they really make a statement...

    a kiss from the

  20. Ti stvarno imaš pozamašnu i zavidnu kolekciju. Divan post divni šeširići..

  21. wow koliko imaš šešira, hvala što pratiš moj blog, sada i ja tebe pratim ;)


  22. ni meni šešira nikad dosta! nisam još našla ovaj sa mrežicom da mi odgovara a već dugo takav tražim.

  23. Huh, Emina, pričaj mi o tome..sve imam kao šešira a nikako da nadjem onaj pravi, koji mi u potpunosti odgovara. Tj, nadjem pravi, kupim ga, a onda patim za nekim drugim, a ostali padnu u zaborav:) I tako iznova:D

  24. Great photos, love the hats ;)

    Have a great weekend!

  25. Volim sesiri =)
    Ti izgledas prelepo sa onaj mali crni koji ima mrezu. (izvini na moj srpski :$)

  26. You look beautiful!Love your hairstyle!

  27. I love all of the hats,especially the one with the little veil. So stunning!

  28. Super ti je fotka sa poredjanim sesirima. :D

  29. I adore top hats! That black is perfect, almost Mad Hatter-esque. I love your pink leopard print blouse :)

  30. a very vintage look is the hat with the cute net!
    i'm searching on that too, but can't found it until now! hehe
    so inspiring...loves

  31. Super su sesiri :) Jedino mi je zao sto sam ih tek skoro otkrila..
    Veliki Pozz <3

  32. odličan post! još ti samo fali slika Ludog Klobučara uz te silne šešire... ;)
    a meni je naj onaj sa mrežicom! predivan je!

  33. oh my! these hats are all wonderful! i love the pastel ones the most!
    awesome blog you have here!


  34. Amazing post!! I'm obsessed with hats too...sadly I haven't really been wearing them much as of lately. This is such a great post and there are so many lovely hats :) Really wonderful!


  35. Ohhhh, I LOVE hats!!! I am such a hat-person... I have so many, but I still feel like I haven't enough! You look adorable in your leaning tower of hats! heehee! :)

    Aya ♥ Strawberry Koi

  36. Great post, that is quite the collection of hats!

  37. great diy for hats:)kisses from germany
    La Folie 

  38. I have a thing for hats too!! And I thought I had a lot of them... apparently not all that many! hehe


  39. Hats always look great! Love your style!

  40. Izgledaš prelijepo sa crnim šeširom.Crteš je prekrasan.A,sviđa mi se ovaj šešir sa cvijetnim uzorkom.

  41. obozavam ljude koji umeju nositi sesire...

  42. Takodje:)Moras ih izneti na pravi nacin, inace, sesir ce izgledati kao na klovnu:)
    Not everyone can cope with that:D

  43. totally with you i have a few hats of my own and they make you feel so elegant almost royal :)) do drop by my blog tom lemme know what u feel abt my next post ;)

    xoxo hanz

  44. I'm obsessed with hats myself...especially now with the cold weather. I would snag up any one of these very quickly...they are all so beautiful!

  45. super post! također obožavam šešire, mislim da bi ih bila u stanju nositi uz svaku kombinaciju, šteta što ih nemam toliko. :)

  46. haha I'm such a big fan of hats! and I love your blog too, I'm following!

  47. prava si zgodnica a sesiri ti odlicno stoje potaknula si me da si nabavim jedan,sjajan blog pratim te

  48. It great to learn a bit more about hats, the last couple years have been a real hat revolution for me and seeing all you lovely picks inspires me even more!!!!

    Just found your blog and love it!

  49. Great post! I enjoyed reading it! You have such a cute lil face that suits hats so well! I'm your new follower, hope we can follow each other! x

    Romiya Fashion Inspiration Blog

  50. Divno, volim šešire iako uglavnom nosim kape, a šeširi mi ljepše stojie, ali eto. Međutim ovo s mrežom je tako sexy tako elegantno i dalo mi ideju da i ja nešto tako napravim. Hvala ti

  51. Odlican post, divne inspirativne slike i tvoji sesiri koji ti fenomenalno pristaju!


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  53. Hi Angelica,
    Thanks for following my blog...
    Loving the hats!

  54. Sesiricu sarenicu, hodi meni 'amoooo :))

  55. Amazing post! I learn so much about hats! xoxoxo

  56. Interesting post! I love hats!