Feel the love with Hattingdon

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.

Aimee Amore Hattingdon® hat design in pure red. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Aimee Amore Hattingdon® hat design in pure red. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Aimee Amour Hattingdon® hat design in Harper pink. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Aimee Amour Hattingdon® hat design in Harper pink. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Aimee Love hat design in teal. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Aimee Love hat design in teal. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Aimee Amore Hattingdon® hat design in rich black. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Aimee Amore Hattingdon® hat design in rich black. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

With love from Hattingdon & Co. Thank you for stopping by.

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Aimee design takes on a new look in a romantic redo

Created on February 12, 2017, we introduced the Aimee hat design to you here on Valentine’s Day.

Since then Vivian has been inspired to give the design a different, more romantic look and reinterpreted the Aimee design in Hattingdon’s favorite colorways of black, pink, pure red and teal.

To distinguish the new look Aimee designs Vivian named them Aimee Love, Aimee Amore and Aimee Amour. You will see why in a moment.

By the way, the name Aimee is derived from the French word amee (beloved) — from the root aimer (to love). So we have added a lot of love!

Let’s start with the two Aimee designs where Vivian gave the design a whimsical, romantic look, embellished throughout. Hattingdon no doubt intends to wear all of them!

1. AIMEE LOVE EMBELLISHED (Black Only)

Hattingdon® Aimee Love design in black embellished throughout. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Hattingdon® Aimee Love design in black embellished throughout. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Hattingdon® Aimee Love design in black embellished throughout including dots. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Hattingdon® Aimee Love design in black embellished throughout including dots. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

We canvassed Hattingdon staff, followers and collectors and they are split just about 50-50 with a slight edge on the side of the one without dots.

Here’s an example on a slouchy tee. This is a great look by the way no matter what you have on it.

PLAIN CROWN

The Aimee Love, Aimee Amore and Aimee Amour designs have a plain crown and the words love, amore or amour across the hat’s large, upturned brim.

2. AIMEE LOVE

The Hattingdon® Aimee Love hat design in black. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Aimee Love hat design in black. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Aimee Love hat design in pink. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Aimee Love hat design in pink. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Aimee Love hat design in pure red. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Aimee Love hat design in pure red. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Aimee Love hat design in teal. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Aimee Love hat design in teal. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

3. AIMEE AMORE

Aimee Amore Hattingdon® hat design in rich black. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Aimee Amore Hattingdon® hat design in rich black. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Aimee Amore Hattingdon® hat design in Harper pink. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Aimee Amore Hattingdon® hat design in Harper pink. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Aimee Amore Hattingdon® hat design in pure red. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Aimee Amore Hattingdon® hat design in pure red. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Aimee Amore Hattingdon® hat design in Hattingdon teal. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Aimee Amore Hattingdon® hat design in Hattingdon teal. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

4. AIMEE AMOUR

The Aimee Amour Hattingdon® hat design in rich black. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Aimee Amour Hattingdon® hat design in rich black. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Aimee Amour Hattingdon® hat design in Harper pink. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Aimee Amour Hattingdon® hat design in Harper pink. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Aimee Amour Hattingdon® hat design in pure red. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Aimee Amour Hattingdon® hat design in pure red. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Aimee Amour Hattingdon® hat design in Hattingdon teal. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Aimee Amour Hattingdon® hat design in Hattingdon teal. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

Now. Which of these love-ly designs do you love?

Please let us know in comments. Or let us know by email to hattingdon at gmail.com or via our contact form. We will review your responses and put your choices in the shop.

Thanks you.

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.

Vivian's first name written out.

Hattingdon has a hat and a heart for you!

Hartley Hattingdon. Created February 2016.
Hartley Hattingdon. Created February 2016.

We send you our warmest wishes for a day of love and loving this Valentine’s Day, and always.

Hattingdon has a special hat just for the occasion, from one of our recent lines of hats — the top hat.

Welcome Hartley to the Hattingdon Horses family.

Hartley wears a luscious red top hat with a row of filagree hearts across the front of the crown just above it’s traditional slim brim.

Everything you see in a Hattingdon Horses design is designed exclusively by Vivian. She is the sole creator. And the filagree hearts in this design are no exception.

The Hartley heart makes up a very pretty pattern which we have shown you a bit of in a previous post.

Vivian was inspired by Valentine’s day to create a special greeting card and a pillow that can be used for any occasion where you want to make a very special someone feel extra special.

YOU’RE THE ONE GREETING CARD — $3.50
Says “You’re the One!” inside. Customize it with your own greeting or saying.

You're the One Greeting Card
You're the One Greeting Card by Hattingdon
Look at Love Cards online at Zazzle.com

 

YOU’RE THE ONE LUMBAR PILLOW — $47.40
Says “You’re the One” on the pillow but is removable. Looks exquisite without it. Remember to center the row of hearts if you remove the text. Design on the front and back.
•Measures 13×21″.
•100% grade A woven cotton made from natural fibers.
•Hidden zipper enclosure.
•Synthetic-filled insert included.
•Machine washable.
•Made in the USA.

You're the One Throw Pillows
You're the One Throw Pillows by Hattingdon
View more Hartley Pillows at zazzle.com

 

HARTLEY RED HEART GRADE A COTTON THROW PILLOW — $41.45

 

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Use Code: ZAZZWELOVEYA at check out.

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Thank you! Much love, Hattingdon.