Here at HH, we feature a lot of hats found over at that crafty hybrid between Amazon and eBay called Etsy. Since the site debuted in 2005, thousands of people have been able to showcase their talents and their wares, which I think is pretty darned awesome (the fact that there are several Etsy shops linked off to the side is proof enough of that.)
Then again, as with any social site on the Internet, there is a downside. Just like hanging around on Chatroulette means you may see the occasional wang, surfing Etsy may result in stumbling upon on some items that are just, well, awful.
Which is where Regretsy comes into play, because Helen Killer (AKA April Winchell) has absolutely no problem calling out the mildly awkward to the NSFW wrong. (P.S. That 'NSFW' is very much so a hint. The content of this site is better viewed in the privacy of your own home and with a lot of brain bleach on hand. Take my word for it; IT CAN GET THAT BAD.)
So, because it's Friday, we're going to take a look at a sampling of some of the offerings found within Regretsy. And since this is HH, you get three guesses as to what those offerings are going to be, and the first two don't count.
Click on the pics if you want the full Regretsy experience.
I'll admit it; I've seen better owl hats than this. Heck, I did an entire post of better owl hats than this (with the possible exception of the last one, anyway. That one still gives me pause.) And what's with the mice on the wing? No self-respecting owl would allow that, especially in flight.
All in all, this hat strikes me as an example of someone who wanted to make her own Lady Gaga type hat, and it just fell short of the mark.
Um, I'm pretty sure I survived last fall and winter without this hat rather swimmingly, thank you very much. I'm pretty sure a lot of the rest of you did the same, too.
Also, claiming something is "couture" does not necessarily make it so. I could claim that Hello Kitty Crocs are couture, but we'd all know I'm lying my butt off. Those puffballs look like mold, and there is nothing high-fashion about mold.
...You have got to be kidding me. This hat is just...I can't...I don't even.
And that's it for this week. Now if you don't mind, I think I need to add a little brain bleach to my coffee.