I love hats – they can transform your look, turn you invisible, and quite literally save your life.
Stockport has a museum dedicated to them where they have a plethora of information and displays.
I love the onset of winter where I can turn to some old faithfuls. I have a black Kangol fluffy hat that is more smurf-esque than anything else, I have my cream bobble hat and I have a new grey and black cossack hat. The cossack hat has won hands down in outings this winter – it looks fabulous on, but sadly looks like a dead cat when in my handbag or resting on my desk.
It’s a tad on the ostentatious side having a hat stand beside your desk in an open plan office thus my dead cat is now the office pet. Maybe I should invest in a head mannequin instead, although I can see kidnappings and ransom notes as a direct consequence. What I like most about hats is that they have the power to transform an ordinary outfit into something extraordinary, the only downside being hat hair – less traumatic than helmet hair (don’t believe the Zovirax ads, your hair never looks that good if you’ve had a helmet on for longer than 10 minutes) but you will have some grooming to do once you’ve removed it. I can go one of two ways, uber fluffy haired or very very flat and smooth. Neither work for me, so I just tame it back into shape and wait longingly until I can put my hat back on.
My favourite hat muses: Bjork, Queen Elizabeth II and Lady Gaga – who can forget her Louis Vuitton headpiece? Be brave, wear a hat.