Saturday, November 29, 2014

Posh Beanie Hat

Well, I was inspired by a beanie hat design I saw in a departmental stall.

For the life of me, I can't remember which brand it was. It costed approximately £50 after 70% discount. When I got home, I googled to read more about the design. This beanie with attached veil look was showcased during Spring Fashion 2012. I discovered several designers made their debut on veiled beanie hats - Bernstock, BCBG Maxazria, Jil Sander, British milliner Stephen Jones; with prices ranging from £80 to £150. Later I also found some more affordable versions by Miss Selfridge & ASOS. 

This fashion had only very little attention from the time it was first introduced but they appeared to have received some appreciation on Pinterest & Etsy.

It was not a big trend which the UK high street retails took on, so I have not seen that beanie in most shops. 

Anyway, I decided to give it try. This is my 4th head gear since I came to London.

While it may not be the latest fashion find and as some may say 'so last year' but I couldn't agree more with Chanel...

I love wearing my diy version. And I also enjoy the nodding & smiling approvals I got from strangers that stared and stared at the hat. At a lunch, some posh ladies from the other tables complimented on the hat. Another lady on a busy tube platform even reached out to stop me just to ask where I got it. All that just for £5 ^_^

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