Monday, March 29, 2010

Hat of the Week: Striped Straw Boater

One from my own collection, a striped straw boater, probably from the early or mid 1960s. Alternating black and ivory straw braids are joined with spiral sewn construction.

As you can see in the second photo, the underside of the brim is lined in green silk fabric.

The crown is slightly offset, so the brim is narrower at the back than at the front.

The wide ribbon band is half black, half green.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Ho9s Now on Smashing Darling

I've just created a new House of Nines Design online shop on indie fashion marketplace Smashing Darling.

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Easter Bonnet Competition- April 4

Don't miss it!

The Sisters 31st Anniversary Party - Sisters Through the Looking Glass
Venue: Dolores Park
19th Street and Dolores
San Francisco CA 94110
Children's Easter 11am
Main Event 12pm-4pm

Join the Sisters as we celebrate our 31st Anniversary with perennial favorites like the Hunky Jesus Contest and the Easter Bonnet Contest - this year with an Alice in Wonderland twist!
Featuring Live Entertainment: Jeb Havens, Ejector, Adonisaurus, Silver Swans, Cockatelia, Ethel Merman, The Cast of Some THING, Nellie Bear, Special Guest MC Trauma Flintstone, and MORE!
• An Official Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Production

Queen of Hearts Mini Top Hat

Announcing a new style for the Belle Epoch line of mini top hats: Queen of Hearts.

The perfect topper for a tea party in Wonderland. This ladies topper is made from lush, long-napped fur felt in black, circled with a rhinestone-studded crown in ruby red. Finished with a wide black and red polka dot ribbon band and bow.

This color combination available now on Etsy and Smashing Darling. More colors coming soon.