Monday, November 16, 2009
Candy bars aren't the only thing that comes in a Fun Size.
I think we're all agreed on the fact that Hats = Awesome, but with every silver lining, there is a cloud. In the case of hats, that would be the dreaded hat-head. Sure, the hat looks amazing, but when you take it off, you can see where the curls have been crushed and the volume has been smooshed out of it. And to make matters worse, it's only around the crown, so it looks like some sort of demented mullet: flat and smooth at the top, wild and crazy at the bottom.
Which is why today we will be focusing on that charming little accessory called the mini hat. Because dang it, we spend way too much time styling our hair to let it get wrecked in the name of awesomeness.
C'mon, who doesn't want a teensy little bowler?
Now for the most part, these suckers were meant to be worn at a jaunty angle on your pate, so you have to be careful when tying/pinning/setting these suckers into place. Otherwise, you'll look a bit like...well, this:
Not that I have anything against Queen Victoria, but let's face facts here: she isn't remembered for being rigid and stuffy for nothing. Having that crown planted firmly on the top of her head just reinforces that impression.
Although, to be fair, some mini hats do look better when centered, as we're about to see.
See what I mean? This one would just look ridiculous if you tried to tilt it too far one way or the other.
I kinda like this one. It has a certain retro "Cigars? Cigarettes?" vibe to it, although I imagine it would be difficult to work into daily wear. Which is probably why these are more "special occasion" hats than everyday ones.
Speaking of special occasions...
For the bride who hates tiaras with a passion and thinks veils are far too fussy, there are mini hats for you, too.
But whatever mini hat you decide to wear, just remember that the most important thing is attitude. If you seriously want to rock one of these things, you better have the self-confidence to pull it off. These hats are not for the shy and retiring, and were never meant to be.
Oh, and you should probably have some industrial-strength hair spray, too. And maybe some bobby pins as well. Just sayin'.