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 1940s Brown Robin Hood Hat with a Long Tailed Pheasant
A striking & now rare Robin Hood inspired brown felt hat trimmed with a gorgeous faux pheasant made of real feathers over a spun cotton body, check out those tail feathers!
Circa Late 1930s 1940s Brown Felt Wide Brim Tilt Hat with Enormous Rose
A very chic & feminine brown felt tilt hat with a generous brim, trimmed with a large, coiling same fabric rose cleverly constructed from smaller felt scraps (a direct result of the WWII war effort rationing imposed on milliners). This lovely hat was worn by a bride for her wedding, which was very common during the war, when weddings were a bit of a rushed affair, before seeing ones sweetheart off to serve. How romantic!
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 Early 1940s Purple & Gray Silk Turban Scarf Tilt Hat
A very Old Hollywood looking turban tilt hat made of scrumptious gray & grape purple silk chiffons, artfully coiled, draped & braided (even the head strap is an eye-catcher!), with a long, tendriling “end piece” that can be wrapped around like a scarf or Medieval wimple style. I believe this was custom made, a very high end little number! Check out the flick “Cover Girl” with Rita Hayworth for similar, superb vintage hats~
Circa late 1930s Early 1940s Blue Cap with Enormous Silk Ribbon Cocardes
A darling little deep blue wool felt cap (probably intended for a young lady bobbysoxer) trimmed simply but fetchingly with an enormous watered silk ribbon cocarde on either side, just too cute~ could easily picture this little number in any one of the teenybopper Judy Garland movies!
Circa Late 1930s Jeweled Black Velvet Cut-work Snood
A glamorous snood of lush black rayon velvet with small cut-work, stylized flowers all over, attached to a sparkling gold toned & glass jewel encrusted headband, just so Old Hollywood!