European Designer, American style. John Callanan originally from Cork City Ireland, had the privilege of studying with one of America's legendary milliners, Anne Albrizio at The Fashion Institute NYC. He would like to also acknowledge his mentor Martin Izquierdo, who suggested that he study hat making and to Douglas Highsmith for supporting the brand for the past 24 years. Callanan hats are distributed by Dorfman Pacific Hat Company.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
15 Great and Fun Reasons for Ladies to Wear a Hat
15 Great And Fun Reasons Why Ladies Should Definitely Wear More Hats
Hats aren't just for bad hair days or to cover unsightly grey roots (although they are excellent for those). Nothing elevates an outfit quite like the right hat.Okay, so you're one of those people who thinks, "Nooooo, I can't pull off hats, they don't look good on me." Think again because you're wrong. Hats are not just for weddings and derbies.
Theyare just thesexiest and mostfun accessory.
Wearing hats with everything all the time is always a good idea!
1. And more updated beanie styles are surprisingly feminine-looking with long hair...
Want to transform yourself into a gamine princess in one step? Pull a beanie on and go break at least 12 hearts while you walk to catch the bus.
The problem is, when you think of hats, you're picturing this...hat monstrosity
...Instead of something more like this.
There are a million ways to properly pull off a hat without looking like you're playing dress-up or going to church. Let's have a look.
2. A wide-brimmed straw hat looks amazing at the beach or just walking around the city on the weekend.
Bonus: Tightly woven big brimmed hats give you extra protection UPF50 from the sun! You should probably skip the fake pearls, though — that'd be one weird tan line.
Large brimmed hats are perfect for hiding from the Paparazzi.
or for a spontaneous DIVA facebook sharing moment.
3. And hats made with winter felt weight materials, dress up ladylike looks even more.
Admit it, if you saw this girl on the way to work, you'd be like, "I'm buying a fedora hat right this very minute, I don't care if I miss the fucking morning meeting."
4. Basic skullies go with EVERYTHING.
You know those cotton ones that you can buy everywhere for less then the price of a latte? Get them in a few colors and make your whole casual wardrobe so much cuter.
5. ...but short-haired girls look especially amazing in them, too.
I feel like these are the kinds of women that dudes write melancholy love songs about. So if you want to be a muse, just own this hat and let your hair peek all sexily out of it. Easy!
6. Did those guys on Okcupid scare you away from fedoras? Think again.....
They're the perfect casual warm-weather accessory. They look great with the current long shirt and I'M WEARING NO SHORTS LOOK.
7. They also look lovely with outerwear.
8. On days when your hair is doing something unforgivable, tuck it into a turban.
Instantly go from looking like a mess to like a girl with amazing personal style that other people want to copy.