Pale Pink Ring Hat is a magnificent ring shaped hat made from a unique vintage French hollow ring block. The wooden hat block base was originally a custom made block for a private client at Galeries Lafayette in Paris (still with its identifying client number) and is dated 1952.
It is a completely unique hat shape that cannot be replicated anywhere else. Wendy calls this ring shape hat style “Elegante”.
This particular “Elegante” ring hat has been made using rose colour Rami straw which creates a shimmering affect all around. The Ring has then been decorated with vintage beaded applique in pale pinks and corals.
The ring hat sits at the back of the head, ideally with your hair in a bun within the ring shape. There is a secure comb to anchor the ring in place. This was the in vogue style of hat from the early 1950s and a style made famous and favoured by Jackie Onassis. Of course for the more casual contemporary look you could wear this with your hair down or swept to one side. But certainly the classic and most elegant look would be with your hair up in a bun.
Its a retro look with a touch of individuality that matches many modern styles of fashion design today. Yet it allows for you to show your unique couture style. Dare to be different.
This headpiece is a custom made hat. It is available to order in many custom design options, including different fabrics and trims.
Pale Pink Ring Hat is 100% made in Australia by Wendy in her Melbourne studio.
If you love this ring shaped hat “Elegante” but are after something in a different colour , fabric or applique please contact Wendy directly on firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on +61416310028 to discuss customising your own unique piece to match whatever outfit or occasion you have in mind.
Please note we do not accept returns of made to order pieces.