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.

It’s Here. The First Annual Hattingdon® Hatful of Smiles™ Awards


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Hello there. Glad to see you all here for this very special occasion. Sassy Topper of Hatsquisite Magazine™ is your host this evening. And here she is.

SASSY: Good evening. Welcome to Hattingdon’s First Annual Hatful of Smiles™ Awards.

This is Sassy Topper of Hatsquisite Magazine™ and I will be your host.

Just in time too. Oh, wow. Look. Here comes the hatted cartoon diva herself. Hattingdon. Yes. Here she is. Oh my!

Hattingdon wearing a sparkly gold turban with textured green feather at the 2017 Hatful of Smiles™ Awards. Design by © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Hattingdon wears a sparkly gold turban with textured green feather at the 2017 Hatful of Smiles™ Awards. Design by © Vivian Grant Farrell.

Hattingdon is absolutely stunning in a glittery gold turban trimmed with the most devastating green feather. Simply dazzling. Hopefully I can get a few words from Hattingdon before we start.

Here’s a reminder of this year’s categories.

Best New Hattingdon® Design
Best Vintage Hattingdon® Design
Most Commented on Hattingdon® Design
The Hattingdon® Très Chic Award (Most Stylish)
The Hattingdon® Très Chérie Award (Most Darling)

 

SASSY: Hattingdon. Hattingdon! Come here. Come here dear and say a few words to your fans and hat lovers around the world.

HATTINGDON: Hello Sassy. And all of you out there. Hello darlings. It’s absolutely smashing to see you.

SASSY: You look absolutely scrumptious. And oh so glamorous.

I had heard that you would be wearing a new avant-garde piece that is “out of this world”, so they say.

HATTINGDON: Yes. Vivian did make me something very special. But I decided as cute as it is, not quite right for the look I wanted for this occasion. And it is an occasion, isn’t it Sassy luv?

SASSY: It certainly is. I can hardly wait to see what hats have won. You had some unforgettable moments in hats last year.

But I must talk for just a minute about that sparkling turban. I am in love with it. And that emerald green textured feather! How gorgeous is that. And right on trend in green too. Green is everywhere this year. So 2017. And just yummy.

HATTINGDON: Thank you. I do look devastatingly lovely — and as you so charmingly put it — yummy.

SASSY: Yes. Um.

Well then. Talk a bit about the award-winning hats we are about to see. Do you have a particular favorite?

HATTINGDON: Yes I do. It was voted Best New Design which is the very first award we are announcing. Instead of talking about it, let’s see it.

SASSY: Yes. Let’s do. I am giddy with excitement. Here we go!

Hattingdon Best New Design Artwork

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

SASSY: Hattingdon, you look exceptional in this hat. And that wig. My goodness. Vivian did a great job designing this for you.

HATTINGDON: Yes, Vivian was inspired putting this look together for me. I love everything about this. And you know how fussy I am. Snort!

SASSY: And Vivian created it to celebrate Mad Hatter’s Day and wasn’t even going to sell it.

HATTINGDON: True. But the demand was incredible for reasons you can see!

SASSY: On to the next.

Hattingdon Best Vintage Design

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

HATTINGDON: Vivian loves this design. So does our staff. I am so happy it has been so successful for her. It was retired, but once people became reacquainted with it, back in the shop it went.

Hattingdon Most Commented on Design

The Hattingdon® Olympia Design (version 1). © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Olympia Design (version 1). © Vivian Grant Farrell.

SASSY: Well, there’s a lot we can say here. And the reason it was the most commented on, right?

HATTINGDON: Oh, yes. Snort! I don’t mind it. I love the glasses. Not so sure about the scarf. But we couldn’t come up with a hat to go with those glasses. I thought maybe a beret. But Vivian for some reason was married to the scarf idea.

SASSY: Hmmm. I’m trying to imagine it with a beret. But what color?

HATTINGDON: Vivian redesigned it in fuschia based on the suggestion of a fan who was crazy about the design with the scarf. Here’s how that turned out. What do you think? A beret in fuschia? Or do you like this?

The Hattingdon® Olympia Design (version 2). © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Olympia Design (version 2). © Vivian Grant Farrell.

SASSY: I sort of do. Well. Yes, I believe I do like it in this color. Funny how much a color change can impact a look isn’t it? This was never for sale, right, because of permissions and . . .

Oooh, I love what’s coming up. Sigh.

HATTINGDON: Quit peeking.

Hattingdon Most Stylish

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

SASSY: This is just so pretty. And indeed très chic. Oh, and the beauty mark. Did you style it that way or did Vivian?

HATTINGDON: Vivian.

SASSY: Now, these last two awards are not based on sales or anything. They are Staff picks. Right?

HATTINGDON: Well the Staff selects the contenders. And then the Staff votes. But they also send ballots out to Club Hattingdon members who vote too.

Vivian really needs to come up with a better name than Club Hattingdon. Snort.

SASSY: I think I get what you mean.

HATTINGDON: The Jenny Rose design was created for the Kentucky Derby. The Lily hat was designed for the Oaks.

SASSY: Can you believe it? We have arrived at the final award.

Hattingdon Most Darling

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

SASSY (chuckling): Well this is the most darling isn’t it?

HATTINGDON: Yes it is and I love wearing it. We are crazy about snowflakes around the studio too. Good time of year for Flap, wouldn’t you say?

SASSY: Yes indeedy it is (still chuckling).

Well, that’s a wrap ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for joining us for the 2017 Hatful of Smiles™ Awards.

Good night everyone. Say good night, Hattingdon.

HATTINGDON: Good night Hattingdon. Good night everyone. Love you!

The End.


PLEASE NOTE: Hatsquisite™ magazine is not a real magazine. Hatsquisite™ magazine and Sassy Topper emerged from the fertile imagination of Hattingdon® creator Vivian Grant Farrell. Thank you.

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Hattingdon’s Hatsquisite Magazine interview is here, March 4, 2016.

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Countdown 2016: Top Five Hattingdon® Sweetheart Hats

Yes, we have more. By popular request, here are the top five Hattingdon® sweetheart hats of 2016.

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In reverse order they are . . .

Hattingdon® Top Sellers Artwork — No. 5.

The Hattingdon® Sunny Sweetheart Hat Design. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Sunny Sweetheart Hat Design. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

Hattingdon® Top Sellers Artwork — No. 4.

The Hattingdon® Holly Sweetheart Hat Design. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Holly Sweetheart Hat Design. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

Hattingdon® Top Sellers Artwork — No. 3.

The Hattingdon® Jackie Sweetheart Hat Design. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Jackie Sweetheart Hat Design. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

Hattingdon® Top Sellers Artwork — No. 2.

The Hattingdon® Bailey Sweetheart Hat Design.  © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Bailey Sweetheart Hat Design. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

And the crown goes to . . .

Hattingdon® Top Sellers Artwork — No. 1.

The Hattingdon® Cadence Sweetheart Hat Design. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Cadence Sweetheart Hat Design. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

All so darling. All so loved.

We thank you for agreeing and making them a part of your life, bringing you and those around you a hatful of smiles.

Bye for now.

Countdown 2016: Top Five Hattingdon® Classic Hats

For all you Hattingdon® classic hat lovers, your moment has finally arrived. Here are the five top selling classic hat designs in 2016 per unit sales.

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In reverse order they are —

Hattingdon® Top Sellers Artwork — No. 5.

The Hattingdon® Eden Classic Hat Design. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Eden Classic Hat Design. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

Hattingdon® Top Sellers Artwork — No. 4.

The Hattingdon® Candie Classic Hat Design. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Candie Classic Hat Design. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

Hattingdon® Top Sellers Artwork — No. 3.

The Hattingdon® Aspen Classic Hat Design. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Aspen Classic Hat Design. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

Hattingdon® Top Sellers Artwork — No. 2.

The Hattingdon® Savannah Classic Hat Design. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Savannah Classic Hat Design. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

Here comes our No. 1 Top Selling Classic Hat of 2016 . . .

Hattingdon® Top Sellers Artwork — No. 1.

The Hattingdon® Zara Classic Hat Design. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Zara Classic Hat Design. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

It’s Zara! Congratulations. And thank you everyone for loving our Hattingdon® Classic Hat Collection so much.

That wraps up this countdown for another year. What’s next I wonder. Hmmmmmmmm?

Hattingdon celebrates New Year’s Eve in a crushed velvet hat with sparkly gold letters

Happy New Year everyone, from Hattingdon and Vivian & Co.

 

Hattingdon® wears her Happy New Year Hat for 2017. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Hattingdon® wears her Happy New Year Hat for 2017. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

Hurry back. We’ll be starting my most popular hats of 2016 Jan 2nd and begin announcing the winners of our A Hatful of Smiles™ Awards.

Many hats and hugs,

XoXoXo

Hattingdon's signature.

Happy Christmas from Hattingdon

We told you we had something special for you for Christmas, and here she is. Happy Christmas from me and Hattingdon.

MACY. © Hattingdon®.  All Rights Reserved.
MACY. © Hattingdon®. All Rights Reserved.

Inspiration Behind the Macy Hattingdon® Christmas Hat Design

When I was a girl my Dad took me to Macy’s in midtown Manhattan at Christmas. It was so colorful and exciting from the outside I could hardly wait to see what was on the inside.

As we entered, some of the first departments we saw were jewelry and perfume. At the entrance to the Perfume Department my eyes lit at the gorgeous ladies standing there giving out samples. What glamour!

They wore short red velvet dresses with plunging necklines trimmed in white (fake) fur, fishnet stockings and patent leather high heels. But they didn’t have on Santa hats. They had on hats made of elegantly wrapped Christmas gift boxes with enormous red velvet bows worn at a jaunty angle. I can see them in my mind’s eye as if it were yesterday.

Here’s wishing you a Christmas full of colorful and joyful memories and a hatful of smiles from Hattingdon and I.

Much love,

Signed Vivian