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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Hats off, or on, and that's that, at Paseo

When did women, and men, stop wearing hats? Probably the 1950s, I'd think, because they were so common up till then. Certain cultures in America carried on the custom, off and on,, and you're seeing more of them these days.
I learned recently that the real Dr. Seuss, Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel, who wrote all those great books, was a hat collector, thanks to an article in the New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/04/books/dr-seuss-himself-was-a-cat-in-the-hat.html?_r=0. No wonder he could write "The Cat in the Hat," and the Grinch wore a hat.
In my last post I referred to the hat show at JRB and the Elms, but the web site wasn't current at the time. It is now, and fascinating. It's not a hat show, but an actual millinery shop, installed by owner Joy Reed Belt. Lott at that web site.  The photos, and hats, are just so feminine.
What a great and original idea. Here are a couple of photos from the JRB website:

Here's the link for more information:
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