Having a short hair has its benefits. If you are always late and running from one place to another like me, it is really a perfect style – you can wash and dry it in a matter of minutes, without loosing to much of that precious time. Short hair is a blessing during the hot Summer days – in those days I am envied by many of my girl friends. Only time of the year I catch myself missing my long hair is during windy Winter days when I think my poor ears will probably fall off. I love to wear hats, especially beanies and fedoras, but this Winter I fell in love with this beautiful cloche hat by Sisley. Cloche hats first became popular in the 1920s, when they were worn by rebellious flapper girls who wanted to emulate boyish short haired look, but also to be feminine and sophisticated – I hope I also managed to that 🙂 !
MAC Collection printed ballet flats
Cloche hat by Sisley; kitty earrings were a gift from my sister
Cloche Hat – Past and Present:
A Cloche hat (Cloche meaning bell in French) was created in 1908, but became fashionable in the 1920s. These hats were wildly popular with the young flapper girls of the 1920s, because they allowed women to tuck their hair up into the hat to give the appearance of having short hair, which was quite scandalous in those days (cough, cough 😉 ).
Cloche hats look extremely ladylike, elegant and sophisticated, something that modern fashion certainly lacks and misses a lot. They are ideal to wear to formal parties and weddings, as well as at cocktail parties and unofficial meetings. Their perfect match are ladylike dresses, skirt suits, coats and trench coats.
So go outside and wake up your inner lady 🙂 !
Then and Now: Queen Mother and her great grand-daughter, Zara Philips
Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw and Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf in TV series Gossip Girl
Thank you Miss Stela for the pictures !