Circa Late 30s, early 40s Darling Roses Trimmed Blue Cell Toy Tilt Hat
A cute~as~can~be tilt hat of glossy, deep blue cellophane straw trimmed with beautiful (very fresh looking for their age too!) millinery roses & a dab of netting, the head strap is a clever use of folded over & intertwined grosgrain ribbon (many such inventive millinery innovations came about during the rationing of supplies up to & through WWII).
Circa Late 30s, 40s LONG Tassel Brown Felt Fez
A jaunty fez, so popular in the late 30s to 40s, made of chocolate brown felt with numerous stitching details & a very long, same fabric tassel draping off the crown. Another fun example of the creativity milliners used when faced with the supply rationing of WWII~ using all the scraps of materials & embellishing with stitching!
Circa Late 30s, 40s LONG Black Tassel & Frog Bumper Brim Tilt Topper Hat
An ultra chic, tiny black bumper brim felt tilt topper with simple felt knots on the crown & across the back, but oh, the back! A very long & slinky rayon satin tassel hangs alluringly off the pointed back, attached by an ornate frog. All I can say is “WOW”!
Circa Late 30s, early 40s Black Spangles & Fishnet Toy Tilt Topper Hat
A glitzy little toy tilt topper, like a tiny top hat, in sparkling black spangles, the open crown overlaid with wide fishnet, big fishnet bows on one side & even the head strap is fishnet! Toy tilt hats were one of the millinery designers answers to the WWII supply rationing; make smaller hats~use less materials.
Circa Late 1930s~Mid 1940s BIG Feathered Faux Bird Trimmed Black Wide Brim Hat
A scrumptious & well styled number, all artfully blocked & sculpted felt with a single, large faux bird complete with long, glossy iridescent tail draping down the back~
Circa Late 1930s 1940s Black & Red Felt & Suede Sugar Loaf Witch Pilgrim Style Hat
A truly playful hat of black felt with a tall, sugar loaf style crown, fire engine red suede band & tiny black bows with a sculpted & curved brim, decidedly pilgrimesque or witch couture! I gave into temptation & wore this for Halloween as a Pin Up 40s style witch, wickedly fun!
Circa Late 1930s 1940s Black Feathers & Fishnet Cocktail Hat
A glamorous black felt cap cleverly styled with very little actual material (WWII war effort rationing of millinery supplies) & artfully accented with sumptuous sprays of black feathers & large fishnet netting at the back, two hat pins are still in place~ oh, that Old Hollywood elegance!
Circa Late 1930s Black Cat Ears Hat
A whimsical black, spiraling cello straw hat styled in the shape of cat ears, reminiscent of some of Renaissance head dresses, with a delightful, looping, back head grip
Circa Late 1930s Fire Engine Red Wide Brim Sculpted Tilt Hat
A stunner of number in bold fire engine red, artfully sculpted with a swooping, pleated brim & tall, sugar loaf style crown accented with a perky same fabric bow~ I luv luv luv this one!
Circa Late 1930s Cocarde Ribbon Trimmed Black Straw Sculpted Wide Brim Portrait Hat
A delicious glazed black straw wide brim, just so Film Noir, with interwoven grosgrain ribbon cocarde trim & a sculpted brim.
Circa Late 1930s Black Turban with Red Wings & Brass Charms
A perfect little Saks Fifth Avenue number for Lady Luck~ a black felt turban with red felt “wings” & tiny stamped brass charms, such as roses, leaves, stars & even horseshoes!
Circa Late 1930s Sheer Black Cello Crown Half Hat with Bow & Veil
A charming black halo or half hat of black cellophane with very shiny black cello accents & sheer horsehair braid trimmed with a flirty honeycomb veil & chunky taffeta bow on one side~
Circa Late 1930s Real Leopard Fur Tilt Hat
A glamorous, sculpted tilt hat, very simple & elegant in style, all the drama coming from the real leopard fur~ meow!
Circa Late 1930s Coral Pink Portrait Hat with Black Lace & a Velvet Rose
A truly romantic, high end, coral pink mohair “off the face” portrait hat, the brim is edged in draping, black silk lace & trimmed with a matching, plump velvet rose. Adorable~
Circa 1930s Flecked Gray Picture Hat with Black & Silver Berries
A darling, shallow crowned picture hat of flecked gray cord trimmed with a spray of glossy black & silver, spun cotton berries & leaves.