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Egyptian Revival and sparkling headwear

I'm nearly back up to speed answering messages and reading posts...so here's some more indulgance.

Now, who knows their tobacco memorabilia? I'm not brilliant at dating cigarette holders. The form looks right for the 20s to me on these, and the cartoon style on the woman reminds me a bit of the style typified by Russell Patterson. At any rate, I love them for what they are, regardless of era!

And then we have my new found love - beaded and sequined evening cloches. Here's a couple that arrived recently. I have another one that I haven't photographed yet, and two more on the way:

(Jill unaccountably reminds me of Lizzie Siddal in this pic)

This gold one has a "Made in France" label.

Love this solid, swirly beaded one - it looks rather like a Lanvin evening cloche that I recently failed to win at auction:

Lining for the black cap: "Real Hats" Paris and New York. I love that it has the word "Front" and a little arrow - very helpful!


Love that liquidity to the overall effect of the sequins! The back reminds me of a ancient Chinese helmet, or a Samurai helmet..



That beading is extraordinary!
Thanks, TisFolly - I love the density and patterns in it.
Those cloches really do look like a gorgeous sort of armour!

I can't help with the cigarette holders, but they're nifty.
Yes! Sort of like a glam chain mail! Jill finds them quite amusing - she reminds me that the sequined evening cloche made a return in the 70s disco scene, as the sort of headwear you'd expect on a diva.
Beautiful headware! Thank you for the pics: I love them both, and it's a real score to find them in wearable sizes.
The black one even fits on my melonhead! The sequined one is probably best on a 21 inch head like the affectionately self-christened "pin head" above...21.5 can just about make it, but not quite.
Love the hat!!!
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July 2019




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