Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Blackbird Cocktail Hat for Tippi Hedren

Yesterday I received a comment from blogger Loveable Homebody at Beyond Passing Time who said that she was having a hard time finding vintage hat blogs.  I hadn't had much luck finding hat blogs myself until I happened to stumble across the wonderful blog Many Hatty Returns a few months back.  And once you discover one, it makes the research so much easier.

This morning, eager to help out this damsel in distress, I decided to do a little hat blog hunting while sipping on my morning latte.

The very first hat blog I bumped into was so much fun that I never went any further.  The Millinery Guild of Southern California states that its purpose is to "foster interest in Hats, Millinery and Hat Wearing through Lectures, Instructional Workshops and a variety of classes in all aspects of traditional and contemporary millinery."  

Well, who better to promote interest in hats than the lovely Ms. Tippi Hedren of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" fame!

Tippi is modeling an incredible feathered blackbird cocktail hat created by Gladys Tamez Millinery!  When I first glanced at the hat all I saw was the feathers - and then I did a double take when I saw the blackbirds nesting there!  If you check out the Millinery Guild blog you'll see that in the 1960's poster directly behind Ms. Hedren is another very large bird from her Hitchcock film.

What a fun way to start off my morning!  Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday...


  1. Thanks for the shout out! I'm going to pretend you went hat blog hunting JUST for me. Haha.

    I really like hats like the one Tippi is wearing here, especially if the band of clip isn't visible so the hat looks like it's staying on it's own or kind of floating... So pretty and classy!

  2. Actually, I did go hat blog hunting just for YOU. But I didn't get very far...

    I'll let you know if I come up with some others that you might find interesting.

    Have a wonderful holiday weekend!


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