Protect your skin with a cute beach hat this summer

1.Roxy – By The Sea Hat (Sandy Beach) - HatsZappos.com is proud to offer the Roxy – By The Sea Hat (Sandy Beach) – Hats: Look great by the ocean or in the city with the Roxy By The Sea Hat. You will always look like you are ready to relax and enjoy the fresh sea breeze. ; Floppy wide-brimmed hat. ; Various decorative band details and Roxy metal logo charms. ; 100% paper straw. ; Spot clean only. ; Circumference: 24 in.

2.Vans – Stud At The Beach Hat (Onyx) – HatsZappos.com is proud to offer the Vans – Stud At The Beach Hat (Onyx) – Hats: If the term Beachy keen! doens’t sound too appealing, we’d recommend wearing the hard-edged style of this Stud At The Beach Hat from Vans. ; A floppy beach hat with distressed details all throughout. ; A band of metal pyramid stud details wraps around the brom ; Interior sweatband for added comfort. ; 100% paper straw. ; Circumference: 25 in

 

3.Jessica Simpson – Multi Striped Fedora (Santa Fe Rose) – HatsZappos.com is proud to offer the Jessica Simpson – Multi Striped Fedora (Santa Fe Rose) – Hats: The beach is calling your name this weekend and what better way to accessorize your swimsuit than with this stylish hat from Jessica Simpson. It will also protect your beautiful face from the sun’s rays, but that’s neither here nor there, it’s all about style, right? Right. ; Fedora-style hat made of straw. ; Striped design throughout. ; Covered O-ring accent at side. ; Interior sweatband offers all-day comfort. ; 100% paper straw. ; Spot clean only.

4.ugenia KimEugenia Kim – Cassidy (Mint/Cream/Gold) – HatsZappos.com is proud to offer the Eugenia Kim – Cassidy (Mint/Cream/Gold) – Hats: At the beach, you can’t go wrong with a Eugenia Kim® Cassidy sunhat and sarong. ; Sunhat with raw edging and silk scarf tie. ; Brim offers fashionable protection against the sun’s rays. ; Grosgrain sweatband keeps you cool and comfortable. ; 100% natural straw. ; Spot clean only. ; Made in the USA.

5.UGG – Convertible Garbo Hat (Sugar Multi) – Hats: Impromptu beach trip with the girls this weekend, whatever shall you wear? This hat from Ugg, that’s what. You’ll look simply chic and have ample protection from the sun’s rays. Now that you’ve figured that out, relax, enjoy your glass of wine, and maybe catch up on some television because the hardest part of packing is over. ; Convertible brim. ; Hat band with ikat design. ; Brand logo pin at side. ; 100% cotton. ; Imported.

Top Products for Apr 1st, 2012

Kate Wears Custom Hat for Zara Phillips’s Wedding

The Duchess of Cambridge Catherine splurged on a custom made hat for Prince William’s Cousins Wedding . She rocked a Cream colored Collette Dinnigan French Lace Dress and a Day Birger Et Mikkelsen Brocade with a Brand New Bespoke hat by British Milliner Gina Foster. Check out the hat below. It retails for about $675. 

Behind the Hat..Phillip Treacy

Photo courtesy of WSJ : Hatmaker Philip Treacy at work

 

WSJ online has a wonderful article that covers the man who makes all of those fabulous royal fascinators and hats that we have recently been seeing in the fashion news out of England.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303657404576363243392478446.html

From the Royals at the Derby…All about the Hats

The hats are definitely statements for the people in England! To check out the the full selection of hats worn by the royal’s this past weekend click on the yahoo article listed below.

http://shine.yahoo.com/event/summerbeauty/princess-beatrices-wacky-new-hat-and-other-royal-head-pieces-at-the-derby-2493727/#photoViewer=1

 

Who is Philip Treacy?

Philip Treacy was born on May 26th, 1967. He studied journalism at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. He designed hats for lines such as Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, and Chanel. He has been awarded the title on five occasions in the 1990’s as the British Accessory  Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards. He has designed notably many hats for the Harry Potter films, Sarah Jessica Parker, and most recently a majority of the guests for the Royal wedding of 2011.

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What is a deerstalker…

A deerstalker is a men’s traditional tweed hunting cap. It typically has back and front peaks, and some versions have ear-flaps. The deerstalker became popular with women in the 20th century. The hat however is typically associated with Sherlock Holmes.

Source- The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Fashion and Fashion Designers.