Shade Parade

Hey there. Hattingdon® loves her some shades. She’s been collecting them on her many travels. Let’s take a look!

Hattingdon's Shades of Canada.
Shades of Canada.
Hattingdon's Shades of England.
Shades of Britain,
Hattingdon® Shades of France
Shades of France.
Hattingdon's Shades of Ireland.
Shades of Ireland.
Hattingdon's USA Shades.
Shades of USA.

How about a blast from the past — Hattingdon’s sunglasses from the 2018 Winter Olympics. Remember? We named the design Kikkan.

Hattingdon in her Olympic shades from 2018.
Shades of the Olympics.

Hugs and kisses, and millinery blisses.

Hattingdon Horses

Classically Stacy

Greetings. We have a nice surprise especially for Hattingdon® classic hat fans. Look! A new hat. Meet Stacy.

Stacy Hattingdon®new for 2019 created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.
Stacy Hattingdon® new for 2019 created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.


That’s two new classic hats so far in 2019. And there are more surprises on the way. Big surprises!

Galleries

A quick reminder about our updated Galleries on our website at Hattingdon.com which includes our brand new Classic Hat Gallery.

If you haven’t stopped by Hattingdon’s updated website yet, check out our main Design Gallery.

Find us on Instagram @hattingdon. (https://www.instagram.com/hattingdon/)

Ta-ra for Now

See you again soon with a spotlight on all Hattingdon black + white hats.

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In the pink

As we were helping resize images to finish up on the Galleries on Hattingdon’s website (Hattingdon.com) we came across this Electra lampshade hat in pink. We didn’t even know that Mrs Farrell had done it in pink. It’s the only two-toned hat in the Electra series. Sweet!

Electra in pink created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon®.
Electra in pink created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon®.


Then we got thinking, have we ever done a post on Hattingdon’s pink hats? Looks like we haven’t.

We picked out our favourites. In no particular order here’s what we decided on.

Filamena in pink created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon®.
Filamena in pink created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon®.


Loretta Hattingdon® classic hat design 2018 created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.
Loretta Hattingdon® classic hat design 2018 created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.


Cagney pink fedora created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon Horses®.
Cagney pink fedora created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon®.


Hattingdon® Susannah hat design in pink created by © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Hattingdon® Susannah hat design in pink created by © Vivian Grant Farrell.


Lily Top Hat made for the 2018 Kentucky Oaks by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.
Lily Top Hat made for the 2018 Kentucky Oaks by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.


The Savannah Hattingdon® hat design created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Savannah Hattingdon® hat design created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.


Maddie Juliet hat in pink created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon®.
Maddie “Juliet” hat in pink created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon®.


"Bubbles" Hattingdon created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon Horses®.
“Bubbles” Hattingdon created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon Horses®.


Skylar Hattingdon in pink created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon Horses®.
Skylar Hattingdon in pink created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon Horses®.


Dee Dee raspberry pink doughnut hat created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon®.
Dee Dee raspberry pink doughnut hat created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon®.


Lumina in pink created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon®.
Lumina corset inspired lampshade hat in pink created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon®.


The April hat design created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon Horses®.
The April hat design created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon Horses®.


Harper Hattingdon. 2nd Hattingdon® created following Curtis.
Harper Hattingdon. 2nd Hattingdon® created following Curtis.


Ha ha! You thought we overlooked “The Queen” didn’t you? NE-vah! Everyone adores Harper. Everyone!

It’s chilling and rainy where we are, so this cheered us immensely. We hope it did the same for you, wherever you are and whatever the weather — that this delightful collection put you “in the pink”.*

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* Footnote.

What does “in the pink” mean? We had a general idea and we were pretty much on cue. Most of us thought it meant you looked well or felt well — some said happy. We checked it out for fun. The Grammarist information is interesting.

The Urban Dictionary says:

“In good health. In the 1500s pink meant “the embodiment of perfection,” but the current idiom (in good health) dates only from about 1900″.

The Grammarist says:

“In the pink is an English idiom that means to be at the peak of health, to be in perfect condition. The expression in the pink to mean to be at the peak of health goes back to the 1500s when the word pink did not refer to a color.

“At that time, the word pink referred to a certain type of flower called dianthus, still referred to as pinks in the English vernacular, today. Pinks, the flowers, were considered the pinnacle of floral design and so the word pink came to mean anything that was the pinnacle of excellence.

“The word pink is derived from the Danish term pinck oogen, which translates as half-closed eyes or small eyes, a clear reference to the appearance of the dianthus flower. Unbelievably, the word pink to mean a color was not used until the end of the 1700s, and not in general use until the 1800s”.


From our website: Top Design 2018 »  Design Gallery »  Classic Hat Gallery »

Bye for now. See you again soon! ♥♥♥

Dreaming of Spring

Tracey hat by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon®.
Tracey hat by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon®.

Hello again dear friends. How about some glam to chase away those winter blues.

Hattingdon had a luncheon to attend and wanted something new and elegant to wear. She was also experiencing a bit of the winter blues so wanted something to remind her of Spring — which they keep saying is just around the corner. Hmmm. Doesn’t feel like it right now, but this hat has certainly cheered us.

Hugs, and thank you for stopping by.

Hattingdon & Co.

The Trill of it all

Greetings and salutations!

A few years ago Mrs Farrell — who loves Opera — decided to create an operatic hat for Hattingdon. For this series, she used as her inspiration LA Opera’s logo.

LA Opera logo.
LA Opera logo.

Here is what Mrs Farrell first designed. She named it Trill!

TRILL ORIGINAL

Trill Original created by Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon® Horses.
Trill Original created by Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon® Horses.


How about some yellow opera glasses instead to go with that topper?

YELLOW OPERA GLASSES

Trill Hattingdon® by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.
Trill Hattingdon® by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.

Trill Hattingdon® by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.
Trill Hattingdon® by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.

Trill with yellow opera glasses created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon® Horses.
Trill Hattingdon® by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.


WHITE HATBAND

And how about these looks? We are digging the negative space of a white hatband.

Trill Hattingdon® by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.
Trill Hattingdon® by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.

Trill Hattingdon® by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.
Trill Hattingdon® by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.


GOLDEN

The saying goes that all that glitters is not gold but how about these?

Trill Hattingdon®Gold by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.
Trill Hattingdon®Gold by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.

Trill Hattingdon®Gold by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.
Trill Hattingdon®Gold by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.

Trill Hattingdon®Gold by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.
Trill Hattingdon®Gold by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.


How fun is this series. More to come. In the meantime, hope you got a big Trill!

Hugs,

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Gram-me Awards July 2018

Greetings hat lovers and all things Hattingdon®. We have the results for the top five performing Hattingdon hat designs for July 2018 on Instagram according to likes, comments, reach, new follows, profile visits and saves.

Actually for July 2018 we have more than five hats. It was a dead heat for 4th place!

Here they are. All Hattingdon® designs and artwork are created and the sole property of ©Vivian Grant Farrell.

Now the attribution is out of the way, let’s get to it. In reverse order they are:

FIFTH PLACE

Hattingdon® Cammie Ballcap created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.
Cammie Ballcap

FOURTH PLACE

Hattingdon® Butterfly Turban created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.
Butterfly Turban

and . . .

Quinn Hattingdon®. Created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.
Quinn Sweetheart Hat

THIRD PLACE

Hattingdon® June Top Hat crated by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.
June Top Hat

SECOND PLACE

Hattingdon® Checkers hat design created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.
Checkers Driving Cap

FIRST PLACE

Hattingdon® Greta classic hat design created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.
Greta Classic Hat

Line of 8 Black Squares

Oh, there is joy in the heart of classic hat lovers around the world! A classic hat finished at #1. Congratulations Greta. It is a truly cool design.

We here at Hattingdon® have fun trying to guess what hat will finish where. Do you do that to?

See you here next time with our August results. Keep liking, sharing and commenting on your favourite designs on Instagram @Hattingdon.

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