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Vintage Hat Friday! Stylish Reuse At Work!

Sadly for the modern house kit enthusiasts we *are* still continuing Vintage Hat Friday.
But good news! I'm running outta hats! : )
(And yes, I will have updates- we're going out to the land this weekend. Not much to say- our passive solar zero energy house kit is weathertight, but the cladding hasn't arrived... so no big visual changes.)

Amy: “Pleasant Pheasant”

This week I decided it was time to bring my A Game. Clearly my ode to the 70’s didn’t go so well, and a number of my dedicated voters threatened to defect when Copeland pulled no punches with a stunning double breasted velvet coat that even I was tempted to vote for.

So this week I pulled out my grandmothers special occasion pheasant feather hat. The entire surface of this hat is painstakingly covered in layers of multicolored iridescent feathers that were glued into place by hand. I’m also sporting her gray Italian leather boots, which I think are probably the most sumptuous footwear I’ve ever had the pleasure of flaunting. If anyone knows a really good cobbler in the Richmond area I need to have them resoled and want to make sure I take it to someone who will do a great job (I’d love any recommendations!).

Paired up with these two items is a vintage secretary style dress from Halcyon and short black cotton gloves from an estate sale.

Thanks, and Happy Vintage Hat Friday!

Copeland: I'm feeling very Sailor Moon today.

The hat? My grandmother's.
Gloves? Estate sale, of course.
The dress and jacket? I got this a few years ago... Made by a cosplay seamstress! I don't even play video games! But thanks to Amy, I am now aware that if you want something tailored to your measurements, affordably, go and troll the cosplay vendors- a lot of those costumes can make funky chicken work suits!
The boots? Honeychile you *know* those boots were made fer walkin'. I bought them a few years ago for a 1960s Motown themed benefit for the Children's Home Society, an adoption agency that does wonderful things for Virginia children, and am glad whenever I have an opportunity to reuse them.


Amy: "I hope I look like you in my 30s, then I could still do cosplay."
(Not that 30s is old, I consider age a blessing of experience! Most of our friends are *decades* older than we! But she made me feel... haggard! ; ) )
So to get her back I'm gonna pass on a comment from someone here when they saw her walk in:
"Hey, I see you went dove hunting on the way to work~ by the way, it landed on your head!"
(Don't say we're never not snarky to each other! ; ) )
Amy's response: "Yeah, I didn't want it to go to waste. Hey, I have a Cherokee ancestor and I use *every* part o' the buffalo too!"




At 12/5/08, 11:01 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry Copes! I like the bird hat better! She also has cool boots!:)

At 12/5/08, 11:31 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

I just love Amy's dress... the gloves and clutch are a nice match. Very nice!

At 12/5/08, 11:44 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amy looks stunning this week! She gets my vote!

At 12/5/08, 12:09 PM , Blogger Passive Solar Prefab Homes said...

The fabulous, famous Bonnie Larner of Barber Martin voted for...


"BLarner @copeland: vote you - your hair could be green -better tie-in"

At 12/5/08, 12:25 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Copeland's :)

At 12/5/08, 1:09 PM , Blogger Passive Solar Prefab Homes said...

James votes for Amy!

"I've seen that hat up close, so I must say that it's all your win babe, I vote for you.


At 12/5/08, 1:24 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pheasant-Game I get it!
A vote for the Indian girl.

At 12/5/08, 1:31 PM , Blogger Passive Solar Prefab Homes said...

We *both* have Cherokee in us!

So I take that as a vote for ME!

(Ha ha just kidding, that's Amy's DAD above and he is definitely voting for her! : ) )

At 12/5/08, 2:16 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

close call this week, but I have to go with the total look that Amy presents. Do love Copeland's hat, tho!

At 12/5/08, 2:20 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My vote goes for Amy 100%!

At 12/5/08, 2:24 PM , Blogger George said...

You both look great as usual, but I'm casting my vote for Copeland again this week, especially after that age crack. -G (as in geriatric)

At 12/5/08, 3:28 PM , Blogger Passive Solar Prefab Homes said...

Another vote, for each of us... : )

"I have to give each of you one vote!! Love those hats & gloves.

Have a great weekend, gals.

Marjorie "

At 12/5/08, 4:49 PM , Blogger Passive Solar Prefab Homes said...

My son just walked into the office and saw this post up on the screen.

Stopped dead in his tracks, looked at Amy dressed up, and said,
"Who won?" (Not, what is that?)
"I vote for my Momma!"

I'll take that as vote for ME!

At 12/5/08, 6:12 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will be a traitor this week; Copeland's look is Fabulous!

Happy End of Prohibition Day!

At 12/5/08, 7:39 PM , Blogger Passive Solar Prefab Homes said...

Traitor, I'll take that vote! ; )
(Actually several friends of mine defected to AMY'S side this week!)
: )
Yay! Another vote!

(Honestly, I think both hats were especially fabulous this week)


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