Dos and Don'ts and How Tos

The Dos and Don'ts of Hat Wearing

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When wearing a hat, it is best to have good manners and gracious behavior! A few simple styling details will help to keep you at your best. Dos: When wearing a beret, DO make sure to gather all of the extra fabric and slouch it toward the back of your head, rather than having a poof on the top. Slouchy beanies really DO look best with a little hair fringe sticking out of them, so leave your bangs or a few long wisps of hair out in the front. This goes for headbands too. A cloche looks best framing the...


How to Wear a Beret

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You’ve seen many a glamorous woman in a beret, as well as a few dapper men, but you’re not sure how to pull off the look yourself. Here is our guide to how to wear a beret. All hats look best with a little fringe of hair framing them, so if you wear bangs, a’la Louise Brooks, start by placing the edge of the beret where your bangs start, on the top of your head.  If you have long hair, or a swoop of a wave like Diane Kruger, below, position the edge just a bit lower on your forehead, and then...


How to Wear your Hair with a Hat

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Whatever your hair type or length, there’s a way to make it work with any style of hat. The most important consideration when wearing a hat is to be sure it frames your face well, so your hair should follow suit. .   .   . A low bun or chignon is a chic solution for most hat styles, and allows your hat to take center stage. .   .   . Use a texturizing spray to add some body with minimal effort and to easily avoid dreaded ‘hat hair’. .   .   . Keep a fascinator from becoming...


How to Avoid Hat Hair

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If you're lucky enough to find yourself somewhere the sun graces you with it's presence, filter harsh rays with beautiful hats. But what to do at the end of the day, when the sun has set and the dinner plan is moments away? Embellish that flat hair with some texture and shine with a headband. Here are some options, and a few celeb 'dos' to get you started:    View some pretty headbands here


What to Wear to Meet the Queen

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You’ve been invited to luncheon. The invitation arrived today, in its cream envelope, along with the suggestion that ladies are, in this case, expected to wear smart day dress: a suit or dress with hat and gloves, high heels, and a handbag to complete the outfit.  What to do? One wants to be respectful and look her best, while not compromising on her ability to SEE the Royal hostess and surrounds.   Claudette Might we suggest a small cloche with just that bit of brim? Perfectly designed to flatter in the most unobtrusive way. Please do send a photo after the event. Xo...