December 17, 2014

My holy grail vintage hat as designed by gifted milliner Tanith Rowan





Outfit details

Custom made 1940s style pink and grey felt bird wing tilt hat: Tanith Rowan Designs
Pink glass stone earrings: Claire's (recently - in case you'd like to get a pair for yourself)
1930s black and clear glass bead necklace: Maejean Vintage
Black 1940s style jersey dress: Clothing store in Scarborough, Ontario that closed down years ago
Grey faux patent leather skinny belt: (Possibly) Joe Fresh
Grey 1940s/50s winter coat with embellishments: Sybil Style
1950s pink mesh gloves: Unknown, had for years (possibly eBay)
1950s/60s black clutch purse with chain strap: Gift from a dear vintage loving friend ♥
Black seamed nude stockings: eBay
Black faux suede 1940s style shoes: Walmart
Lip colour: MAC Diva


Photography by Tony Cangiano





































































It's a safe bet to say that just about every single one of us who wears vintage has certain holy grail items in mind. Those pieces that seem to go above and beyond mere wants or even wishlist entries and into a near mythical realm where even just thinking about their acquisition is enough to make you tremble with joy. For many, many years one such item for me had been a sophisticated late 1930s or 1940s bird winged adorned tilt hat - and all the better if it included my favourite colour ever, pink.

I looked far and wide, but none that fit the bill and my price range ever crossed my path. Enter my good friend, fellow vintage blogger, new mom, and mind-blowingly talented milliner Tanith Rowan. Earlier this year she asked if I would like to collaborate with her and together we could create my dream vintage style hat, which I would then share with all of you here (of course, she did all of the actual creating, I just discussed my fantasy hat specs with her and let her weave her incredible millinery magic).

Using vintage images and photos of vintage hats that were similar to what I had in mind, along with some lovely back and forth (detailed) discussions to really ensure we both had the same style and design of hat in mind, Tanith set to work to create a 1940s looking bird wing adorned tilt hat that, as you can see in these photos, is gorgeous to the point of leaving me at a loss for words.

Instead of using real feathers or whole bird wings, we both wanted to go for the super ethical route and leave all the little winged critters with their appendages, so instead Tanith crafted the "wings" out of felt, which along with velvet is (save for the netting and sturdy elastic strap to hold it in place) what the rest of this beguilingly beautiful pink and grey topper is made from as well.

There is an incredible sense of honour and joy that comes with having a bespoke garment of accessory made for you. In the course of my blog's life, I've had the great pleasure of experiencing it a small handful of times and can tell you that nothing on the fashion front compares to when a gift seamstress, crafter, jeweler, or in this case, milliner, is able to not only realize your vision for a particular piece, but to create something that is even more sublime and special than you could have ever hoped for. This is precisely what Tanith did in creating this awesome 1940s vintage style felt tilt hat for me and I can’t begin to express my thanks and appreciate to her for doing so enough.

It, like all of her work - which you can see anytime in her online shop, Tanith Rowan Designs, as well as on Facebook and Instagram, where she shares many of her fabulous millinery creations - knocks your socks off instantly. Not only is this hat visually stunning and incredibly vintage looking, but it is also exceptionally well made. In fact, that quality of the materials and the degree of skill involved with its creations eclipses that of many actual mid-century hats that I own.

Tanith's love for what she create shines though in each and every hat, fascinator, and headpiece that she designs. Pulling on old school inspiration and her own vivid imagination alike, Tanith's pieces are nothing short of genuine works of wearable art. I feel incredibly fortunate to now call this magnificently lovely vintage style feathered hat my own. It takes pride-of-place in my hat collection and will remain a treasured part of my wardrobe for as long as I live and indeed, should I ever have children or a niece to pass this along to, I know that it will become a family heirloom because it really is that amazing and beautiful.

Now, a hat this special called for a backdrop against which to shoot it that would fit its old school style perfectly. This meant our usual photography location haunts around town such as the lakes, woods, parks and our yard were all out. We both agreed that a vintage building or house was in order, yet as there are incredibly few of these still left in Penticton (that are accessible to the public, in the case of houses, I mean), we didn't have a lot of options.

Thankfully however, one that was ripe for the picking, if you will, not mention just a few blocks over from our own abode, is an elegant early twentieth century home called The Leir House, after the surname of the family for whom it was originally built. This stately stone house hasn't been used as a private dwelling in a long time, instead it is a cultural hub for the community, hosting arts, culture and creativity themed events and classes for the public to partake of. As such, unless a private function like a wedding is taking place there, you're free to pose with it anytime you'd like.

Knowing how scarce vintage buildings are in Penticton, Tony and I had been saving the Leir House's Chronically Vintage debut for a truly exception outfit and thanks to Tanith's gorgeous vintage style chapeau, we felt that this was just the one to do that with.

In some photos, I'm posing with a stone gazebo that's located near the small parking lot at the front of the house, in others I'm in the back yard/garden, and in one I'm sitting on a flight of stairs that run alongside the side of the house. As it is a large home on a bit of property, the Leir house affords one many lovely locations in which to take photos and on a very chilly afternoon recently in November, Tony and I did just that.

I partnered my bespoke vintage style hat with a beautiful c. 1940s grey winter coat (which is making its blog debut here today as well) that I got about three years ago now (its glamorous pink lining and grey outer hue made it a natural pairing for this hat in the same colour families), a simple black jersey dress (that while modern, does look quite 1940s-ish), and an assortment of accessories that colour coordinated well with the hat, coat and dress. The temperature seemed to plummet by the minute, so I was very thankful to have such a sturdy, warm coat (which as it's wool, when I wasn't in front of the camera with, I tucked a black velvet scarf around my neck with, so as to protect my sensitive skin, which is allergic to wool, with - but I wanted to show off the collar of the coat here, so I didn't sport my scarf on camera that day) and a warm felt hat as well to help keep near winter's chill at bay.

As 2014 nears its end, I feel especially blessed to have been able to find one of my vintage holy grails, not in this case from a second hand seller, yard sale or thrift shop, but instead created with love and unending skill by a friend and gifted milliner on the other side of the world (Tanith lives in Australia). This fact, I promise you, makes my new hat all the more special, important and beautiful to me, for I not only played a roll in its creation, but personally know that talented hands that crafted it for me.

Should you be yearning for a custom made hat of your own now (and I know you are!), you can contact Tanith anytime to chat about how she can make your vintage (or otherwise) hat dreams come true.

69 comments:

  1. What stunning pieces this hat (of course!) and coat are and how I love grey and pink together... the coat even has pink lining! I can only imagining how thrilling it is to have pictured something for so long to have it brought alive by someone that talented. I'm so pleased for you - I love that you added netting to it as well. It's wonderful - and looks so great with the warm tones of your hair. The scenery in these photos is beautiful too, I know what you mean about saving special locations for special clothing like this. Great post! CC x

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  2. I agree that Leir House seems the most perfect location for an outfit of this calibre! The hat really is sublime, but I have to admit that if I was to choose a single item out of all the lovely things you're wearing, the coat with the pink lining would be my top choice! It looks incredibly cosy, just the thing for the season. A very stylish lady you are indeed Jessica x

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    1. Thank you sweetly, my dear. It really was the perfect setting - even the grey stones used on the outside of this stately early 20th century home match my ensemble (not planned, but a marvelous happenstance all the same). I love this coat, too. It's warm and timelessly pretty. It lacks pockets though (and came to me missing a button, but it's on the top and usually hidden by the collar, which is handy), but aside from that, I can't fault it at all. I'd clone it in ten other hues (with pockets added!), if I could.

      Big hugs & many thanks again,
      ♥ Jessica

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  3. Oh Jessica, I love this whole ensemble on you! I think it's my favourite of your outfits, hands down. I especially love the coat and your gorgeous new hat. Just beautiful xxx

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    1. *Blush* Thank you very much! I adore the colour palette at work here and how everything came together so harmoniously. That's something I usually strive for with my outfits, but some just seem to excel at it more than others and this is one of those in my books.

      Tons of hugs,
      ♥ Jessica

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  4. WOW! Your new hat is gorgeous.

    Pink and gray are my best colors so I am swooning over your entire outfit. Your coat is the most wonderful coat I've ever seen. I just about fainted when I saw the pink lining.

    Such a gorgeous hat and coat would make me look forward to winter, and I absolutely hate winter. :-)

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    1. Thank you very much, sweet dear! Isn't that lining sublime? It's the prettiest lining I've ever had in a coat. I can hardly believe I was able to wait three years since acquiring this stunner to share it with you here. Much like saving the Leir House as a photo shoot location, I knew that I wanted to tuck away this stunning coat for just the right ensemble and Tanith's beguilingly lovely hat delivered that big time.

      Big hugs & tons of happy holiday wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  5. Absolutely stunning! I love the color pallet in the outfit so so much. The darker lipstick is unexpected but works so well.
    I am still on the hunt for my holy grail hat, one of these days. Fantastic to see you found yours.

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    1. Thank you so much, honey, that's a beautiful compliment. I like to view both my hair colour and my makeup as parts of my outfit and to try to compliment them to one another. With the abundance of lighter hues (minus the black dress and accessories here), I felt that a pink lip (my other contender) was too pale and that my face might not have stood out enough in these shots, so I went with my trusty burgundy (Diva from Mac) and am glad that I did. I hadn't sported it on camera in quite a while (months at this point) and it was long overdue for a return. I tend to wear it a lot more in the fall and winter, as it can overpower airy summer looks, so now is the time to get my burgundy lippy fix! :)

      If you can't find yours, I sincerely suggest contacting Tanith one day. She is an incredibly talented milliner and may be able to help your dream hat come into being as well (and believe me, it will look the vintage part through and through).

      Oodles of hugs,
      ♥ Jessica

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  6. Ohh, I just love this soft gray and light pink combination (I'm a sucker for coat linings like that!), and that hat is such an amazing piece! You look absolutely perfect.

    xox Sammi

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    1. I am a total sucker for coat linings, too. That is a detail that is far too often overlooked with modern garments, where they're apt to match or only be a shade or two lighter. Many coat linings of yore were elegant, stylish secrets that ladies gave flashes to others of when putting their coat on or off or wearing it open. I've even heard stories of well-to-do women who would have their coat linings changed (and then changed back again sometimes) to coordinate with a certain suit or dress. If that doesn't epitomize chic, I don't know what does!

      Thank you very much for your splendidly nice compliment and comment, dear gal!

      Big hugs,
      ♥ Jessica

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  7. Wow I love this outfit. The hat is just amazing! And your coat is perfect!

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  8. Simply stunning! The whole ensemble is beautiful and timeless. The Hat is magnificent! I am also completely in love with the coat! :)

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    1. Thank you very much, dear Nicholette. I had a very strong suspicion that you would be head-over-heels in love this stunning topper, too, my fellow hat loving lady.

      I hope you're doing great and enjoying a marvelous holiday season!

      Big hugs,
      ♥ Jessica

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  9. The is SUPERB! I LOVE the felted wings! I've long wanted to make hats, and now I am yearning to do so even more.

    When we were in Penticton this fall, we toured the paddle boat....Every corner I turned, I found another perfect photo spot. Have you photographed on the boat? I'd love to see those pictures...

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  10. What a stunningly fabulous outfit! The hat is darling (there's nothing quite like custom millinery, huh?) and that coat is so amazing I'm lost for words.

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    1. There really isn't! If I had the means, I'd order a custom made hat every month. I'm fortunate to own two now (one from Tanith, one from Honey Pot Creations in the UK) and really don't think it gets better than my toppers from them on the bespoke front.

      Thank you very much, darling gal! I hope you're having a stellar holiday season!

      Big hugs,
      ♥ Jessica

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  11. Beautiful! I'm sure I've said it before, but it bears repeating: you have such a great eye for combining pieces and colors and textures!

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    1. That is tremendously kind, honey, thank you very much. I like to look at my outfits as creating works of art, so colour matching and creating a sense of harmony between all of the pieces (as well as my hair and makeup shades) is very important. It sincerely means a lot to me that you've noticed this.

      Huge hugs,
      ♥ Jessica

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  12. Beautiful outfit, as usual! Absolutely LOVE the coat......I think I have "coat envy"!

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    1. *Blush!* Thank you sweetly, dear lady. If you lived nearby, I would happily let you borrow it anytime.

      Sending lots of hugs & joyful holiday wishes your way,
      ♥ Jessica

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  13. This is really spectacular looking! I love the fabrics, the shape, and those really divine wings. That's also something that I've thought a lot about, and I'm so impressed at how Tanith made your dream come true. She's such a talented woman, and it kind of tickles me to see two of my favorite people in the blogosphere collaborating together. I think your outfit and setting do a great job giving it life and setting it off. The velvet collar on your coat and your pink gloves are fantastic details in their own right, but they tie in so well with the hat here.

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  14. What a brilliant story behind the hat. I'm actually glad it's not real feathers, they kinda creep me out (even though birds can shed them safely and painlessly), it's a beautiful colour and really unique. The coat is wonderful too.

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    1. Thank you sweetly, darling gal! I love that the feathers/wings are felt, too. It makes this hat even more unique and eye-catching, if my books.

      Big hugs & countless happy holiday season wishes coming your way,
      ♥ Jessica

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  15. You look so beautiful! I love the hat Tanith designed she is sot talented and it suits you perfectly. The gloves are a great match and that coat is such a special find

    retro rover

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  16. AAAHHH!!!! You look so awesome!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit my friend. And that hat. Wow. And your coat. Sooooo good. I'm totally geeking out about it all over here...can't you tell?!

    Lisa.

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    1. I can and I love it, dear gal! Thank you!!! I love those moments when I spy something (usually vintage) that someone else is wearing and feel genuinely excited about it, too. You're not alone in doing that, I promise you. If we lived nearby, I would totally let you borrow it anytime you wanted to.

      Tons of hugs & joyful Christmas countdown wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  17. What a beautiful special hat!!! Tanith is so very talented and she picked out the perfect composition for you. It's amazing how well you bring out the color pink:) Pink is a tricky color for me but on you it just fits right in. What a wonderful outfit everything plays so well together. I love the combination of pink and gray too! So happy you found your holy grail hat!!

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    1. Thank you very much, sweet Joanna. I'm elated, too! Tanith is incredibly talented and did such an excellent job of helping my vision come to life here. If you're ever in the market for a custom made hat, I truly can't recommend her work highly enough.

      Tons of hugs & happy one week 'til Christmas wishes!
      ♥ Jessica

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  18. Ww...great post.lovely photos and Your outfit is a work of Art!
    perfect blend of colours and acesories that make shining Your Beauty...and...what a Silhoutte...Magic!
    happy festive season

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  19. Lovely hat! You look absolutely stunning! I love the way you pair the various wintry hues.

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    1. Thank you sweetly, dear Shannon. I agree, this outfit does have a strong sense of winter's palette to it. Red, grey (or white) and black is my unofficial winter uniform in terms of colour palettes and this outfit is a gentler take on that thanks to the feminine dusty rose pink.

      I hope you're doing well and having a marvelous holiday season!

      Big hugs,
      ♥ Jessica

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  20. You look so amazing, that's a totally adorable outfit! The hat is wonderful, and the coat is fabulous! I think that grey and pink are a nice match, and both colours suit you very well. It's a perfect winter outfit, the pink details adding that certain special something.

    I have the same lipstick, as the blueish note is better with certain colours. It looks really lovely on you!

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  21. Aw! So neat!! I love the hat and I adore that lipstick colour on you! It's gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you very much, sweet dear! This is my favourite shade of burgundy lipstick ever! It's generally too heavy (colour wise) to sport in the summer, when one tends to wear airy sundress, sandals and capri pants, but come the icy months of fall and winter, it's my go-to shade. I love that it's dark, but doesn't veer into looking costume-y or unintentionally goth (I have an inner goth girl, but I don't channel her that often with my vintage outfits :)).

      Many thanks again for your lovely compliments - have a stellar holiday season!!!
      ♥ Jessica

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  22. Now there's a LADY in her best! :)
    You know I keep mentioning this statement, when watching Burda magazines, over at my blog - and today I can honestly say: you belong on the cover of my Burda fashion magazine!

    The hat truly is a dream.
    Sure, one might say they look expencive - they should be - they are hand-made. No one should ever settle for less, since it's their work, talent and design they are selling.

    I'm so happy for you, dear.
    Marija

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    1. Yes, yes and yes a million times over. I think that a lot of people these days (more so outside of the vintage fashion realm) forget that there's nothing wrong with an item costing more than, say $9.99 at Walmart, if it's handmade or otherwise very high end. It takes a lot of time, effort and skill to create an amazing chapeau like this and the artist behind it deserves to be sufficiently compensated for their work. I was blessed to receive this hat as a gift, but I'm planning on purchasing a second hat from Tanith in the New Year and will be putting my Christmas money towards it. It's an awesome investment in my wardrobe and one that will bring me joy for years to come, I'm certain (just as this fabulous grey and pink hat will).

      Thank you very much for that awesome compliment! I agree, this outfit would suit the cover of Burda very well. You always say such sweet, uplifting, beautiful things to me, honey. Thank you again.

      Countless hugs & the very happiest of holiday season wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  23. wow ! I just adore this coat !! and Your hat !

    What a perfect ootd post !
    Love it.
    xxx
    Lorna
    http://lornasharp.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you sweetly, my very dear friend. I have to say, this OTTD stands out as one of my personal favourites from 2014. I don't do end of the year outfit recap posts - or least haven't yet in my years of vintage blogging (I'm certainly not opposed to them though) - but if I were to, an image from this post would make it into my list of favourite outfits from this year for sure.

      Thinking of you and sending my very deepest wishes for a joyful holiday season your way,
      ♥ Jessica

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  24. stunning!!!! The coat is beautiful and the little hat sooo cute ♥

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  25. I'm trying to explore my millinery skills and that hat made me so inspired, it's so damn pretty, I really want that hat for myself ^^' Hats are my weakness x) Your outfit is so pretty, it doesn't outshine you and I think that's the best you can ask for in a outfit :)

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    1. I hear you loud and clear there, my sweet dear! Hats are one of my biggest vintage passions and weaknesses (for my wallet! :D), too. My collection grows every year and now has its crowing glory in the form of Tanith's stunning creation (hat pun intended :)).

      Thank you very much for your beautiful compliments, sweet dear. You're so kind!

      Tons of hugs & happy holiday season wishes coming your way,
      ♥ Jessica

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  26. Oh, I have wanted to adopt you for long, and now you already have a new mom. ;) Your coat is gorgeous and it really emphasizes your lovely hat. It looks so well made and it must be fabulous to have something made especially for you. PS: I love your lipstick, it becomes your glasses and hair so well. :)

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    1. You're very right, this outfit does speak to my more mature and sophisticated side, which comes out further with each passing year. I feel I'm still at an age where I keep one foot in youth (see my previous outfit post with the uber cute Smitten Kitten dress for an example of the far more youthful side of my wardrobe), but I've always been drawn to elegant fashions and they suit my life and age more and more with each passing year.

      Thank you very much for your wonderfully lovely comment, my dear friend (very much including that you noticed how my glasses and lipstick match - you have an excellent eye!).

      Tons of hugs & happy holiday season wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  27. Goodness gracious! That is a stunner! And the rest of your outfit is marvelous! I love how elegantly wintery it is!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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    1. Thank you very much, dear Janey. I adore how winter and sophisticated fashions can go hand-in-hand so perfectly. In the summer it's easy to look overdressed if you really put on the ritz during the day, but in the winter, there's practically no such things as OTT when it comes to elegance and glamour.

      Tons of hugs & merry Christmas wishes coming your way!
      ♥ Jessica

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  28. STUNNING! Every time I visit Taniths blog/website I'm blown away by her talent and she did not disappoint here. WOW! it is so you, it's amazing and then paired with your other vintage items makes it the perfect vintage storm! Congrats on acquiring your long lusted for winged hat, it was worth the wait I'm sure:)

    Liz

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    1. Same here!!! If I had the means, I would commission a hat from her every month. Her work is just so incredibly lovely and skillfully made, while also being (when she's aiming for sure) a dead ringer for actual mid-century hats.

      Thank you sweetly, my dear friend. You're spot on - it is me to a tee! :) Truly, it was worth it and proves the old adage that good - or in this case, also stylish - things come to those who wait!

      Big hugs & the very merriest of holiday season wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  29. What an outfit! What colors! What a setting! What a hat!! And as ever what a beautiful model! Best wishes to you and yours!

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    1. Thank you so very much across the board, dear lady. I truly wish you and your loved ones a marvelously merry, fun filled and endlessly happy holiday season as well!

      Tons of hugs,
      ♥ Jessica

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  30. Lovely...everything is just lovely!

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    1. Why, thank you, my very sweet friend. You're always so kind to me with your beautiful compliments.

      Tons of hugs coming your way,
      ♥ Jessica

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  31. Oh wow - that is a killer hat, and I love your styling!

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    1. Thank you very much, darling gal! I so adore how winter and powerfully elegant vintage styles go together like bread and butter. This outfit could seem OTT in summer (and would certainly be wayyy too warm), but now, in the chilly embrace of winter is exactly how I want to look most of the time.

      Big hugs & tons of happy holiday wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  32. Dear Jessica, you look stunning with your new fabulous hat! Tanith is very talented indeed, I love her hats and this one is so darling cute. You are a true princess with your gorgeous coat, posing on a beautiful location.

    Many hugs,
    Beta

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    1. Thank you very much, my darling friend. What a smile inducingly sweet compliment. It is certainly not everyday that I receive such regal comments. You've just started my day off on an extremely positive note. Thank you again, honey.

      Huge hugs & happy Christmas countdown wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  33. Whoa! That's a STUNNING hat and what a magnificent combination of colors.

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  34. WOW!!!!I love your outfit:D:DGorgeous coat...I love your coat..lovely colours and so sweet details:D
    Your hat is fabulous too.

    Have a great day:)

    Merethe

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  35. I love your outfit! Those colours together are great and your glasses set the whole thing off. I would like to get into vintage hats, but I find a lot of the designs don't really sort my short hair. I'm hoping to purchase some fake flower garlands in the after christmas sales, as i think they could be cute.

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  36. Wow, that coat! I want it!!

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  37. What a lovely outfit, Jessica, and it looks fabulous on you! :)

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  38. Oh my that hat is just fabulous. Your style is gorgeous!!! Not many ladies can pull off such detailed and exquisite vintage style without going overboard. All the colors of this outfit are so crisp and refreshing, perfect for winter. Your coat is especially fabulous! You're an inspiration, Jessica! Always look forward to your outfit posts <3.

    xo, Serli
    www.lesoleilchic.blogspot.com

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  39. I love, love, love this outfit! It is fabulous. That coat is such a beauty and the style really suits you. It looks great paired with a simple black dress. I have long thought that Tanith's hats are amazing and this has just confirmed it. It is glorious and you can see how much you are enjoying wearing it. It must have been such a fun and creative process to work towards this beautiful hat. She has done such a great job.

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    1. It truly was an incredible experience and Tanith couldn't possibly have been more of a dream to work with. She got my vision instantly and knew not only how to bring it to life, but how to improve upon it further - the true mark of a great artist/crafter who works in a bespoke capacity, if you ask me. Should you ever have the chance to work or order from her, I really can't recommend doing so highly enough.

      Many sweet thanks for your lovely comment, dear Kate. I hope you're having a terrific last few days of the year!

      ♥ Jessica

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  40. Oh my word, that hat is stunning. Well done Tanith for creating such a masterpiece!

    I truly adore your dark lipstick. The colour suits you beautifully and it a gorgeous change from the traditional reds and pinks that are usually worn on lips. You have such a fabulous lip shape, and I love your sharp cupids' bow. This dark shade really sets off your lips and just looks divine!

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    1. Darling gal, I can't begin to tell you how much your compliment about my lip shape means to me. I've actually always been rather self-conscious about my lips, as the top one is fairly thin and neither are plump, but thankfully both those points can be helped with lipstick, gloss, lip liner, etc. I'm also conscious of them because they're the last barrier before the world sees my teeth, which are a billion miles away from perfect and which I'm perpetually embarrassed about. Again, knowing that folks are greeted with a lipstick (et al) adored pucker helps there a bit and I do hope they're admiring my lipstick more than they are crocked chompers. All this to say, thank you from the bottom of my heart for seeing and speaking about my lips in a positive light. I truly appreciate it.

      Huge hugs,
      ♥ Jessica

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  41. Oh, this is so cute! And I love Tanith Rowan's Designs. I signed up for her Sisterhood of the Traveling Hat and I'm already in love with the black and blue design. She did an awesome job with your vintage hat as well.

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    1. That's awesome! I signed up as well and am so delighted to know that we'll both be enjoying her gorgeous hat while it makes its way across North America.

      She really did do an outstanding job on this stunning 1940s style hat. The level of craftsmanship is as professional as I think any milliner has ever created. She's a remarkably skilled and very creative artist and I feel so blessed to have this amazing hat in my wardrobe now.

      ♥ Jessica

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