“A becoming hat…can hide a droopy hairstyle” Arlene Dahl, Always Ask a Man
The cloche hat is a magical hat. It can hide even the worst hair, like when you have to rush to an sudden interview and don’t have time to shower, plus it’s chic and kind of funky and really compliments short hair.
This 1920’s burlap cloche is another hat I’ve never worn. A friend of my grandma’s gave it to me in high school because she knew I loved vintage clothes. It had been folded up for decades, and never quite fit right. So when I started this week, I borrowed a foam head from Ian and tried to reshape it, crossing my fingers that I wouldn’t damage it. It worked, and now I have a sweet new hat, perfect for summer! (my other cloche is wool, not really summer ready). And it made me look put together for my interview, even though I’d had to rush out the door when I got the call and didn’t have time to shower (don’t worry, I washed my hair when I got home!)