Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Another 1950s Photoshoot: My Genuine Vintage Collection (Part Two)

It's time for part two of my genuine vintage 1950s hat collection. If you missed part one, you can find it here.

This little pillbox and the pink hat below were among my earlier buys, just two I ran across on ebay for a cheap price. Even though this pillbox could also be 1960s, I'm inclined to think fifties because of its small size.

I love the colour and fabric, and the simple details and trim.

This one is also adorably simple.

A basic wired buckram frame that sits comfortably on the head, decorated with fabric swirl flowers.

Along with the hat, my frilly umbrella and "honeymoon case" make great accessories to Ruanne's gorgeous vintage pale purple dress. I love having models that come with their own wardrobe (and do their own hair and makeup!).

This one is actually one of the first vintage ladies hats I ever bought. (I have to say ladies, because I think my first purchases were some men's military hats.) It came from a local vintage and consignment fashion shop that has unfortunately since closed.

My mother and I always called this my "Jackie O" hat, but my husband calls it the "Brain" hat. Also I used to wear it more with the bow at the back (less girly!) but I saw a 1950s magazine piece on hats almost exactly like this, with the bow at the front. The most frustrating part of this discovery is that I can no longer relocate that article. I'm 90% confident I didn't dream it.

We started to have a lot of fun with props and different poses in this photoshoot, and I think this last one is my favourite!

This is the last of the vintage hats from this photoshoot, but there is still one more set of my own creations. Plus, I've since acquired some more vintage hats, so another photoshoot will have to be done!


  1. Those hats are so great. I think I like the simplicity and the richness of the burgundy pillbox best. It just looks like the sort of thing you could grab any time you're heading out the door and need a little boost of glamour. They're all so beautiful, though.

    1. Yes, it is hard to beat a pillbox for simple glamour, and the colour adds even more to it :)

  2. I love that pink flower hat

    retro rover

  3. I hope I find a super cute pillbox such as that! Each time I come on your blog, I find myself wanting hats more and more. Oopsie.

  4. These photos are great, nice to see the outfits and props as well as the wonderful hats. I like the little pill box best but am quite taken with the brain hat too!

    1. Thank you! I am working on my photography and I love playing with the whole look and fun poses!

  5. These hats are just amazing. What beautiful pictures and great inspiration.

    She Knits in Pearls


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