Friday, September 05, 2008

Bowler Hat

Lock & Co. of St James street in London makes the best and most beautiful bowler hats in the world. They are super expensive, but I got this one on eBay; it's a glorious addition to my hat collection! It protects my hair from the rain, as Paris has already shifted into Autumn mode...

This week end I'm attending a very dear friend's wedding in the exquisite Loire Valley - make sure to check back in on Sunday or Monday for pictures of this French-Iranian-German party!

31 comments:

please sir said...

I love your hat - what a great find! Have fun at the wedding!

Fifi Flowers said...

I adore hats too! You look great in the bowler!
Awwwww... Fall sounds WONDERFUL... it is soooooo HOT here... UGH!ENJOY the weekend... sound wonderful... can't wait to see photos!

P said...

That sounds like it's going to be a blast...what hat are you going to wear? :)

Mary-Laure said...

FIFI - I didn't know you liked hats... why don't you feature yours on your blog?
Actually, I miss California A LOT and long for a little warm weather...

P - not sure what I'm going to wear yet, it will depend on the weather. I'm thinking of my Lanvin tuxedo pants. Stay tuned!

Octavine Illustration said...

i absolutely love the lining of the bowler! the font is just exquisite! i'm putting it in the files for inspiration.
have a lovely weekend at the wedding...the location sounds heavenly.

Anonymous said...

that hat does suit you i must say..:0
oh and the wedding will be gorgeous i am sure....oh the food (love persian food). and yes, what will you wear?
nancy

Karen Faulkner said...

Hello, thanks for visiting my blog! I have very special memories of the Loire Valley; have a wonderful time.

Richel said...

that hat is amazing. it looks so good on you. I have yet to learn to pull off the hat look.

Scheharazade said...

C'est très élégant ! Bravo^^

MISS GLITZY said...

Exactly the kind of hat I'm looking for, how lucky you are finding it on eBay. I'm sure you're gonna have wonderful time at the wedding, see you next week.

Anonymous said...

AAAAAARGH!!! I said not to wear it in the rain,you'll RUIN it you barbarian!

Solange said...

hi there, you look very nice with that hat and it's great that you could find one on ebay.
I just came back from a week in paris, I had a wedding near versailles, so I enjoyed a little escape to M.Antoinette's hameau, like always it was beautiful.
enjoy your weekend!!

Solange

Esti said...

I like your hats a lot; I like the fact that you wear them (I'm not that brave); I like your busy trips, your exotic stories...
:)

Jennifer Elaine said...

The hat looks great on you, Marie-Laure! The oft-conservative Parisians will nod in approval.

I like the idea of your Lanvin tuxedo pants to the wedding.

A World in a PAN said...

Hats suit you so well!!!

Erin said...

Nice hat, you can really pull it off!

Mary-Laure said...

KAREN - how lovely you got to visit the Loire Valley! It's really worth it, isn't it.

RICHEL and ETSI - the secret to pulling the look off is, JUST DARE and keep the rest of your outfit very simple.

MISS GLITZY - you can find one on ebay.co.uk more than on the other eBay sites.

ANONYMOUS - (Charlotte, I'm sure it's you!) the point of the bowler hat is that you can wear it in the rain; it's BRITISH, remember?

SOLANGE - I hope you posted pics of the wedding on your blog? I'll check...

louise said...

Ah, very nice bowler hat indeed. Cheers, lj

Anonymous said...

That may well be, but may I suggest that modern rain is full of icky toxic gunk, & that unless you want your very own Wicked Witch of the East moment ("I'm melting! I'm melting!"), you'll avoid exposing The Precious to the elements?

Mary-Laure said...

ANONYMOUS - Charlotte, may I suggest you get your own?

Anonymous said...

Ah, but you see, not having a simply GINORMOUS hatband size like some people, but a petite, feminine one, I must live vicariously through people who do...

Anonymous said...

ah, "chapeau melon et bottes de cuir", j'etais fan.

nadia said...

love it!

tangobaby said...

Adorable! The cache alone of that hat makes it wonderful!

porter hovey said...

Just love the Bowler hat! It's fabulous!!

mary said...

OK...this is great timing. I promised myself that this fall I would get some sort of hat: a fedora, anything. I now will add a bowler to my potential list.

Stephanie said...

I love a bowler - they remind me of the Unbearable Lightness of Being.

It looks like you found the perfect one.

Diane said...

I love great hats and want to feature some hat designers on my blog -- thanks for introducing them to me.... have any more good finds

C. said...

Only a chosen few can pull off a bowler hat and you're one of them!

Mary-Laure said...

MARY - go for the bowler hat and let me know if you post a pic on your blog...

C. - oh come on, just dare!

aDeLiNe said...

You sure have an amazing collection!