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Gail Carriger's New Hats and Follies

Some new hats have come into my life recently, Fashionable Reader. They are very silly.

Gail Carriger's New Hats and Follies
No, not quite that silly.

Gail Carriger's New Hats and Follies
This one is hard to see when it's not on but it's one of those follies (or fancies) that is on a band, has net, a silly bow, and black feathers. I look forward to wearing it soon with one of my black and white outfits. It looks a little bit like this when it is on:

Gail Carriger's New Hats and Follies

I'm strangely excited about it. It may come to ComicCon with me.

Gail Carriger's New Hats and Follies

Here's one that started out black and white but I changed the dots to red, I thought it would be more useful that way. It's very spiky and outrageous. Both of these were gifts from my Mum, I believe she found them at Ross.

Gail Carriger's New Hats and Follies

For this one, the tiny hat portion was a gift and the decorating and feather poof were my own additions. It has an almost Renaissance noblewoman feel to it. I think it's going to become one of my steampunk hats, it will travel better than the tiny top hats and so be more useful for distance conventions.

Gail Carriger's New Hats and Follies

Speaking of tiny, this one is about two inches wide. It's on a little hair clip and was made for me as a gift from my grade school art teacher. (She is one of the teachers I thank in my forward to the first Finishing School book.) I love it because, apart for the emotional connection, it really will pack well. These days, everything is about packing. Here is one about the same size:

Gail Carriger's New Hats and Follies





And here are a few other silly hats, just because . . .

Gail Carriger's New Hats and Follies
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Gail Carriger's New Hats and Follies

Gail Carriger's New Hats and Follies
 1949
Gail Carriger's New Hats and Follies

Happy four day work-week to all the US readers. I hope you had lovely weekends.



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