Another “new” find. That’s all you’ll be seeing for quite a while now!
This hat looks like a spring/summer model in pink and grey. I can’t say exactly how old it is, as the milliner may still be in business. But, it’s seen some wear (the veiling has some tears inside) and it was made to the standards of older hats with a liner, grosgrain ribbon inner band and little loops to catch pins in order to anchor the hat to your hair. The ornament would be worn in back.
The fabric feels like a rayon/poly-type blend and the veiling is very nice. My guess is that it’s “relatively new” (like within 10 – 20 – 30 years ago), but made with materials that are specially produced for “hatters” and that probably won’t make them mad unless they sniff too much adhesive.
Constructed to the traditional standards, for women who continue to prefer a hat for occasions such as church, weddings, funerals and such. I’m happy to see that, although not quite as wonderful as older, true vintage hats almost always are, it’s certainly a cut above what is usually made now. It’s only small, individually-owned shops that are run by someone who loves the art of millinery which produce hats of this caliber today.
Hope you all had a wonderful Halloween – my favorite holiday of the year . . . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY
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