At the recent Portland Fashion Week RTW show I attended, my companions and I stumbled onto a hat retailer among the pop-up shops. Of course, we all started grabbing hats and putting them on; I expected the usual response: hoots of laughter. Instead, the fabulous Katy of Bonnet informed me that I was putting it on wrong and would always look bad in hats (which I knew) unless I put them on correctly (which I did not know).
So, this actually works. And they had a darling wool cloche in aubergine, with self-fabric flowers, which reminds me of this photo of Leighton Meester from Gossip Girl (which I have never watched, I confess), although the brim on the Lauren is shaped differently – it sorta swoops down on one side, like a wink ;). I looked decent in it. Imagine my sister’s surprise when, after she had been trying on hats from US $80 to $130, I said, “I’ll take it!”