Posts Tagged ‘women’s hat’

New York’s Easter Bonnet Parade

Monday, April 16th, 2012




I know that Easter was eight days ago, but I just ran across this article/slide show about New York’s Easter Bonnet Parade, and it was too good to not share with you.

Click here for the slide show from the Bonnet Parade: BONNET PARADE

These men and woman’s fashion accessories range from normal to fashion show weird to why would you think to put that on your head. And to be honest, they tend toward the stranger end of the spectrum.

Which brings me to my question of the day (I don’t really have questions of the day but that sounded better than question of some arbitrary unit of time), if there were no such thing as “fashionable,” how would we dress? If no one told us that the woman’s hat shows in the picture above was not a good look, would we go around dressing like that?

I think that we would actually go the other way.  If there was no fashion world, we’d probably just cut out two arm holes and a head hole in a pillow case and wear that around. I think the notion of fashionably keeps up wearing the more ridiculous, as opposed to stopping us.

Does what’s fashionable influence how you dress or are you a pillow case kind of gal? Somewhere in between?  Do you like the Easter bonnets?

Lady Gaga To Intern With Philip Treacy?

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Will Lady Gaga Make Hats With British Designer


British designer Philip Treacy is the man behind Princess Beatrice’s legendary hat at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal wedding last spring.  Treacy is also the man who creates headpieces for Sex and the City’s Fashionista Sarah Jessica Parker.  “Gaga, is young, talented and peculiar-which I like,” Treacy told Britain’s The Guardian.  The question is, is this a match made in design heaven or too much wacky in one design house? We will let you decide, read more here: LADY GAGA TO DESIGN WOMEN”S HATS?


Would You Wear These Women’s Hats?

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Hat Trends?

Eccentric Jean Paul Gaultier previews his Fall/Winter women’s hat collection.  Click on the photo below to see more of his women’s hat creations:


Hmmm……I think I’ll stick to my Madcapz women’s hats!

September Is National Fall Hat Month!

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

It’s National Fall Hat Month!


I just found out about this little fun-fashion-tidbit.   I have to say, at first… I thought it was a joke.  Then as I kept googling it — it became apparent, that September really does hold the National Fall Hat Month title!

It makes sense as we get excited to add more accessories like scarves and hats heading into fall. So go ahead, buy yourself a new Madcapz women’s hat, because they’re right for every season!


Summer’s Over But Keep Your Hat On

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Made in the Shade? Think Again and Wear Your Hat.


Now that summer is winding down, some think they don’t need to be as diligent with sun protection. Keep your Madcapz women’s hat on, and check out this short video for tips:

Smithsonian Honors Women’s Hat Designer

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Designer of Women’s Hats Honored by Smithsonian


Hatter Mae Reeves receives an honorary Liberty Bell as her designs were displayed at the National Museum of African American History. The event honored Reeves’ accomplishments as a women’s hat designer and millinery shop owner. It turns out that Reeves was one of the first African Americans to establish a business in downtown Philadelphia.


Fired For Wearing A Hat?!

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Got the boot for wearing a hat!


A radio host in Arkansas found out Monday that wearing the wrong hat can cost you your job.

Read about it HERE!

What do you think about that?

Do You Have Summer Sun Protection? Hats and Sunscreen!

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Sunscreen tips – Wear Your Hat or Visor!


I hope you have been enjoying summer, and being careful in the sun!

Be sure to keep wearing your Madcapz, and if you’ve gone through the admirable effort of  buying and applying sunscreen, make sure it’s working while you wear it:

Lucky Day for Women’s Hat Maker

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Can you imagine opening your email and finding an interview request from the national news? In honor of a visit from the queen of England, the news wants to do a piece on women’s hats.  Check out this handmade women’s hat maker’s story about her upcoming June 28th interview.


Heads Up! Hat Museum Alert

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

The Hat Museum of Portland, Oregon. Self-described as America’s Only Hat Museum, the website blurb says it’s:

One of Oregon’s most unusual historic homes [that] has been transformed into Portland’s quirkiest attraction.

The museum is home to over 900 hats: vintage hats, women’s hats, men’s hats, novelty hats, and more!

Check it out: