Friday, March 20, 2015

F r e n c h b r e a d o n F r i d a y . . .

h e l l o L o v e l i e s !

{ inspired by: un fabricant chapeau de paille } 

last summer i was entranced by images of  French hat making factory in Septfonds, France.

( . . .  so i saved the the link for a future post. )

the beautiful images of Jean-Claude Coustilleres' factory captured by Bénédicte Desrus

 planted "my first fashion whim" for spring & summer  2015.

( i must find a straw hat! )

 can i get a . . . "that's sooooo Scarlett O'Hara Vivien Leigh?"

( i wonder if  GWTW costume designer, Walter Plunkett found Viv's famous hat at Septfonds? )

there is history . . .

i'm talking . . . before our independence history.

i was seeking an acceptable straw hat when i laid my eyes on


then i saw her name.

bonjour Vivienne!

( yes, her fashion name is Vivienne. )

( yes.  the French version )

my new hat is not from Septfonds.

i found it at a fair price at One Kings Lane.

it is made by Gottex

 Gottex straw hats offer advanced sun protection.

it was a little more than i wished to invest, but it is made beautifully.

it is not only one hat.

it molds into many!

with a simple flip of the brim . . .

. . . her fashion name changes to  Audrey.

b o n * p r i n t e m p s !