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Eye On Design: Upholstered Chair Hat By Karl Lagerfeld

upholstered chair hat by karl lagerfeld photo by gail worley
Photos by Gail

Karl Lagerfeld (19382019), an avid collector of rare books, art and antiques, conceived of a series of accessories inspired by eighteenth-century French decorative arts for his autumn/winter 1985-86 collection. The fashion designer worked closely with milliner Kirsten Woodward to arrive at this Upholstered Chair Hat, and other witty translations of miniaturized furniture based on Lagerfeld’s sketched interpretations of original objects from reference photos.

upholstered chair hat by karl lagerfeld photo by gail worley

The resulting hats were a playful pastiche of historical references, infused with elements of Surrealism and executed with vivid opulence that was often characteristic of 1980s fashion.

Photographed as part of the exhibit In Pursuit of Fashion: The Sandy Schreier Collection, on view through May 17th, 2020 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.

Eye On Design: Lobster Hat By Bes Ben

Lobster Hat Bes Ben By Gail Worley
Photo By Gail

Endearingly known as Chicago’s Mad Hatter, Benjamin Green-Field established the Bes-Ben label with with his sister, Bessie Friedlander in 1919. Green-Field’s designs were equal parts fantasy and practicality; their chic, relativity compact forms were designed to work in concert with the costly coiffures of the period. The year 1941 is regarded as a turning point in his career; the material restrictions that were imposed during World War II roused new levels of creativity in his work and introduced what would become a lasting devotion to crafting whimsical conversational pieces like this Lobster Hat circa 1946.

Lobster Hat Close Up By Gail Worley
Detail

Photographed as part of the exhibit In Pursuit of Fashion: The Sandy Schreier Collection, on view through May 17th, 2020 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.

Eye On Design: Butterfly Headpiece By Philip Treacy

Butterfly Headpiece By Philip Treacy Photo By Gail Worley
Photos By Gail

This Butterfly Headpiece (2003) by Philip Treacy epitomizes the milliner’s untethered and imaginative approach to design. A swarm of butterflies is assembled from exquisitely worked turkey feathers that were cut, painted and hand-fashioned into delicate, fluttering forms. Butterflies are one of the most potent symbols of collecting. Rooted in taxidermic systems yet resplendent with poetry, the insect occupies a prominent spot in most European Wunderkammern, or cabinets of curiosities. Because of its transformative nature, the butterfly has inspired infinite metaphor, and within the realm of fashion the analogy has particularly flourished. It easily applies to the accessories in the collection of Sandy Schreier, which is full of items that hold the potential for dramatic metamorphosis.

Butterfly Headpiece By Philip Treacy Photo By Gail Worley

Photographed as part of the exhibit In Pursuit of Fashion: The Sandy Schreier Collection, on view through May 17th, 2020 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.

Emergency Santa Kit

Emergency Santa Kit

You need this, because you never know when you’ll need a quick Santa Disguise! The Emergency Santa Kit — with its 10″ long inflatable vinyl beard and Santa hat sized to fit most adult heads — is literally an Instant Santa in a can! Priced at just $11.95, order one for yourself before it’s too late, at This Link!

Pink Thing of The Day: Piglet Hat and Diaper Cover Set

Pink Piglet Crocheted Baby Outfit
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This little crocheted Pink Piglet Outfit seems wasted on such small baby (which in this case appears to actually be a doll), but it would certainly not be as cute in an adult size.

Plush Shark Attack Hat!

Plush Shark Attack Hat
Shark Attack On Your Head!

In most of the country, it’s definitely the time of year to be keeping your head covered for warmth, if not for fashion’s sake! Fashion! If you are one of those folks whose sense of humor/style dictates that wearing a warm hat which resembles a small shark chomping on your head is an excellent fashion choice, have I got a deal for you! The Shark Attack Plush Hat is available now and it will fit even a big gigantic head like yours! Look:

  • Plush hat shaped like a man-eating shark with buggy eyes
  • Fabric lining
  • Secret pocket with fortune!
  • Velcro size adjuster
  • Fits adults and kids heads ( up to 22-1/2″ or 56-59 cm)

Sale Priced at just $19.95 and ready to be owned by you once you click This Link!

Shark Attack Hat!


Shark Attack!

If this custom-knit child’s hat isn’t the cutest darn thing in the whole wide world, I don’t know what is.

Thanks to Crafster Dot Org Via Blogging Goddess Miss Cellania over at Neatorama!