Fancy That Vintage by Cindy Hallam, Designer
From a stressful time in her life to a creator and designer of fancy vintage hats, Cynthia Hallam, Cindy, has brought many wonderful memories forward. Whether she is displaying her creations at a craft show, demonstrating how to remake a drab attic hat into a brand new creation, or encouraging women to wear a hat for tea, Cindy has stirred up our excitement of once again feeling elegant and fancy.
Though not a fashion item in today's society, Cindy's eye for color and beauty invites us to remember a time when a woman's hat was a necessary part of her wardrobe. Perhaps a woman bought a hat to compliment her dress like a woman of today's society buys a purse and shoes.
On the afternoon of my Blues of Winter Tea, I invited Cindy to bring some of her hats and share her story with us. She invited us all to try them on and choose one that we felt comfortable in, or one we could have fun with, or most complimented our outfit. Looking around the tea table, I noticed that nearly all of us had chosen a hat with a blusher veil, and even though some may have protested that (a hat) "will mess my hair," we all wore one. I must admit that taking the hat off, after wearing it all afternoon, made me feel like I was missing something.
We all want women's hats to be more stylish again. I guess instead of waiting for the fashion world to grasp it, we'll just have to start a new trend ourselves!
If you want to know more about Cindy's hats and the stories people have shared while trying them on, you can contact her by leaving a comment on this blog post.
Thank you Cindy! It was a delightful afternoon!