Saturday, May 22, 2010
Chapeau, a la mer
It is an image that does no justice to the beauty of the thing, but here I am in the breathtaking creation of Mon Amie Ribbonerie where they didn't make the hat but they made the hat into a work of art. Each of the tiny flowers is made from exquisite vintage ribbon, in the tradition of handmade creation of perfect decorative details, such as might have been made at the turn of the last century in an exclusive Parisian millinerie shop. I am so delighted to own such a piece of stunning wearable art that I won't be able to bear using it as a beach hat. Just for one day I was willing to risk it. I left the tag on, because even it is a carefully created thing of beauty. (If you're old enough and you dare, go ahead and call me Minnie Pearl. I can take it.) If you're smart enough to treat yourself now and then to a touch of true elegance, go shopping at Mon Amie Ribbonerie. While you do that, I'll try and get a GOOD photo of my lovely hat and put it here for you to see.