Happy Valentine’s Day with Aimee

Welcome, hello and Happy Valentine’s Day from Vivian and Hattingdon.

I started off with something quite different from what you are about to see.

My goal was a simple, sweet hat with the word love on it, and also imagined some stitching detail.

My original attempt fell quite short of what I originally envisioned. So I started over. This is a truer, simpler and I believe sweeter design.

I named the design Aimee and created it in three colorways: black, red and pink. What do you think?

The Aimee Hattingdon® design in black. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Aimee Hattingdon® design in black. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Aimee Hattingdon® design in pink. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Aimee Hattingdon® design in pink. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Aimee Hattingdon® design in red. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Aimee Hattingdon® design in red. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

Hattingdon and I wish you the sweetest of days.

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Countdown 2016: Hattingdon’s Top Ten — Designs 6 through 10

Hello. Let’s get to it.

Top Ten Designs Artwork 2017

In reverse order, based on units sold, here are 2016’s top selling Hattingdon® designs 6 through 10.

Any idea who they are? We think you will see a few surprises. Even Hattingdon didn’t get them all right. And Hattingdon knows what time it is!

Hattingdon® Top Sellers Artwork — No. 10.

The Hattingdon® Bailey design.  © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Bailey design. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

Hattingdon® Top Sellers Artwork — No. 9,

The Hattingdon® Clara Design. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Clara Design. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

Hattingdon® Top Sellers Artwork — No. 8.

The Hattingdon® Midge Design created for Mad Hatter's Day 2016. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Midge Design created for Mad Hatter’s Day 2016. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

Hattingdon® Top Sellers Artwork — No. 7.

The Hattingdon® Flap Design. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Flap Design. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

Hattingdon® Top Sellers Artwork — No. 6.

The Hattingdon® Hunter Original Design. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Hunter Original Design. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

Wow. Now that’s a hatful of smiles.

• To shop, click on any of the Hattingdon® design images or visit our online store here.

More on the Way

We will reveal the final five one by one throughout the week.

How well have you done so far guessing 6 through 10? Which design was the biggest surprise?

We did not expect Bailey or Midge to be on the Top Ten list of selling designs for last year — not because they aren’t totally fab and fun — but because they were introduced so late in the year.

Hatful of Smiles™ Awards

2017 is the first year we are handing out our newly created Hatful of Smiles™ Awards.

Here are this year’s categories.

1. Best New Design
2. Best Vintage Design
3. Most Commented on Design
4. The Hattingdon® Très Chic Award (Most Stylish)
5. The Hattingdon® Très Chérie Award (Most Darling)

Hatful of Smiles™ Awards are ranked according to social media scores and ballot. Current members of Club Hattingdon® received a ballot.

You automatically join Club Hattingdon® when you sign up to receive special offers and notifications via email. Don’t worry. We don’t inundate you. Who has the time, right?

Thank You

Thank you for visiting with us. See you here again soon. Happy New Year!

It’s almost the weekend. Let’s turban it over to Hattingdon.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has worn turbans throughout her reign giving them a royal touch as we just saw.

One of the most iconic screen stars of all time Elizabeth Taylor gave the turbans she wore drama and unlimited sex appeal.

Look how exquisite model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looks posing in a simple turban from a 2014 photo shoot for Violet Grey (ThisIsGlamorous.com). Yes the jewels help but I admit I am equally fascinated with the manicure. Love it. Back to hats!

"I love Elizabeth Taylor.  I've always seen her as the ultimate FEMME FATALE". — Rose Huntington-Whitely.  (For Violet Grey). Click to visit original image and more.
“I love Elizabeth Taylor. I’ve always seen her as the ultimate FEMME FATALE”. — Rose Huntington-Whitely. (For Violet Grey). Click image to visit source.

Now it’s Hattingon’s turn, so let’s turban it over to her.

We (that’s the royal we — Hattingdon and I) have reinterpreted the Anita design from 2013 from a multi colored turban with cross branded front to a rich black throughout giving it a sleeker look and more durable appeal.

Isn’t she lovely? We hope she brings you a hatful of smiles!

Anita Hattingdon Black. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
ANITA HATTINGDON BLACK. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

Hattingdon Hat Tip

If you have an extra large lightweight scarf, Glamorai shows how to tie one on, so to speak, turning it into a fabulous turban. If you don’t have a suitable scarf check the vintage shops this weekend and surprise your friends with this look at Sunday brunch or by the pool. This look never goes out of style.

Thank you for being here. Have a great weekend and see you again soon.

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