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

10 Skylars, 10 Colors

Okay dear ones. Because of all the questions about what colours the Skylar design comes in now, here they are. There were 7. Then we added the grey which made it 8. Then at your request we added turquoise and orange which makes it a nice even 10. They are beyond adorable. But you already know that.

All Hattingdon designs are created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon Horses®. Licensing available. Add a Hatful of Smiles™ to your business. Email us today to get started.

Let’s go!

Skylar Hattingdon Yellow created by Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon Horses®. Skylar Hattingdon orange created by Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon Horses®. Skylar Hattingdon black & gold created by Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon Horses®. Skylar Hattingdon grey created by Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon Horses®. Skylar Hattingdon green created by Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon Horses®. Skylar Hattingdon blue created by Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon Horses®. Skylar Hattingdon turquoise created by Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon Horses®. Skylar Hattingdon pink created by Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon Horses®. Skylar Hattingdon red created by Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon Horses®. Skylar Hattingdon Violet created by Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon Horses®.


Here’s the colours: Yellow, Orange, Pink, Red, Blue, Green, Turquoise, Violet, Grey and Black/Gold.

Let’s us know what products you would like them on, and we’ll set them up for you and send you the shopping link. See products available »

Ta-ra for now!

Hattingdon & Co in Hattingdon's signature cartoon font.

The future’s so bright

Things are going great, and they’re only getting better
I’m doing all right, getting good grades
The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades
I gotta wear shades


Hey there my darlings. My hope is that wherever you are it’s a bright and glorious day.

Not particularly feeling that right now?

It may not seem like it a lot of times that there’s much good going on and that the future’s doesn’t look very bright, but there is so much more good going on than bad.

Let’s think on the good things.  Let’s hang onto the ideas of the good and resist the ideas of bad. And smile smile smile!

We have all heard about the recuperative powers of smiling. Learn more here at the Healing Power of a Smile. It’s not a quirky idea either. It has been tried, tested and proven all kinds of ways. It feels good to smile. Plus, when people see you smiling it makes them feel good and starts them smiling too.

What got me to thinking about this sweet souls?

Well, when trying to figure out what to put on today, that song “The future’s so bright I gotta wear shades” by Timbuk 3 started buzzing around inside my cartoon head.

It’s from a long time ago and lots of fun. It made me giggle. This is what I picked to wear.

Skylar black and gold. Created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon®.
Skylar black and gold. Created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon®.


J’adore. I couldn’t love you more. Come back and see me again soon.

Hugs, Hattingdon.

Hattingdon® text black desyrel font.

See lyrics from the song “The future’s so bright” by Timbuk 3.

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Too much?

Hey! Look what day it is!

The day has finally arrived for the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Coverage starts in a few minutes.

I have several hats to share. I will do it in two posts.

First. How about some casual hats just for fun. Boy is the first one fun.

I ‘grammed this one and asked, “Too much?” Obviously not! Grammers loved it — going by comments.

Jackie hat design with flag of England shades created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon Horses®.
Jackie hat design with flag of England shades created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon Horses®.


Next up. Tudor Rose ballcap.

Tudor rose ballcap created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon Horses®.
Tudor rose ball cap created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon Horses®.


I am wrapping this up quickly. I know you are busy preparing to view the royal wedding coverage. We are too!

Oh, before I forget. I love the connection between Windsor Castle and the Tudors, hence my Tudor Rose ballcap.


Windsor Castle is an ancient castle dating back to the time of William the Conqueror and a place Anne Boleyn visited on many occasions.

The motte (earthen mound) of Windsor was constructed by William the Conqueror in about 1080, and the castle has been added to and remodelled almost continually ever since. Edward IV began St. George’s Chapel, which was finished by Henry VIII, who was buried there along with his third wife Jane Seymour. The Old Chapel, at the east end of St. George’s, was remodelled by Henry VII. The Old Chapel eventually became the Albert Memorial Chapel after the death of Queen Victoria’s husband.

Henry VIII also built a new gate for the lower ward, now known as the Henry VIII gate, and is the exit for tourist visitors to the Castle. Mary I built the Military Knights’ Houses in the lower ward. Henry VII also built a new range to the west of the State Apartments. Elizabeth I added the Long Gallery to Henry VII’s new apartments, and this area now houses the Royal Library.

The North Terrace was originally constructed by Henry VIII, although it was later widened.

Source: TudorHistory.com.


In my next post I will show you the hat I am wearing for this most festive and important occasion — the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle!Hattingdon® text black desyrel font.

Thanks everyone. Stayed tuned! xoxoxo