Oui, c’est vrai! The beret is back. Countless fashion experts and Instagram bloggers alike are calling this quintessentially french accessory the ‘must have’ item in 2017. But us hatters wonder, did it ever really leave?
Though its origins can be traced back to the Bronze Age, the humble beret was widely adapted by French working class in the 1920’s. It wasn’t long before it made its way to the hat racks of fashion lovers internationally.
If you follow Hattingdon you know that the beret is one of her most popular looks ever — Hattingdon loves a beret! That’s Bonnie Ariste up there in the banner.
I love a beret too. However, I am never really certain I am wearing it just right. How about you?
With Hattingdon I can wear a beret from the Bonnie Hattingdon® design series and know I will always look smashing. Take a look.
When last we were here blogging about Hattingdon’s hats we showed you the “love” hat design series we call Aimee.
The name Aimee is a French baby name. Its meaning is: Dearly loved; Beloved. From the Old French Amee, which derives from the Latin amatus meaning loved.
We decided we weren’t crazy about the hat design with the curls and swirls after all, and went instead for the three minimalist designs in four colorways — Aimee Love, Aimee Amour, and Aimee Amore in rich black, lipstick pink, pure red and Hattingdon’s signature teal.
We put the Aimee design series in a shop all their own called “Hattingdon Love“.
Here are a few sample designs sure to remind you and most importantly of all, give you a hatful of smiles.
With love from Hattingdon & Co. Thank you for stopping by.
Hattingdon and her creator Vivian Grant Farrell are both vegans. Think you can’t have tasty vegan version of this wonderful traditional dessert? Oh my, wait until you taste this!
Miss Kitchen Witch (your source for vegan magic), whose recipe we highly recommend, writes:
“I must be clear that this is not a fruit cake, nor is it a pudding in the American sense. As it ages, the alcohol breaks down the fruit and melds it with the flour portion of the cake. It is heavy and dense like a pound cake and more moist than fruit quick-bread. This is going to be my new family tradition to pass down.”
Vivian tried this in a friend’s Vegan Test Kitchen last year and it is simply marvellous. Go here for the recipe »