Hat-Hunting Tips – 2. Brim Angles, Face Shape & Body Type

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(to go back to Hat-Hunting Tips – Part 1 click here)  The hunt continued….  Now it’s time to ‘work’ the hat on your head and ‘play’ with the angle of the brim. A hat can flatter the face much more when worn on a bit of a tilt. Start with ¼ inch tilt and go from there, trying the tilt to one side of the face, then the other. This emphasizes the … Read More →

Step lightly with earth-loving textiles

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A sustainable textile product: is designed with consideration of the environmental and social impact it may have throughout its total life span. has a much smaller ‘ecological footprint’ than its conventional counterpart: it creates less pollutants and waste; is toxic-free and uses less water and non-renewable resources.  Here are three of my favourite eco-textile sources for ‘green hat’ design:  1.) Certified ORGANIC COTTON is free of destructive toxic pesticides and … Read More →

GRANVILLE ISLAND

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Rosehip Hats at Granville Island, since 1997 – Vancouver BC, CANADA  Vancouver’s jewel: an island in the middle of the city … “… picture a place moulded by a fascinating history, buzzing with a colourful artistic community. A living, breathing urban oasis filled with fine waterfront restaurants, theatres, galleries, studios, unique shops, cafes and the most spectacular fresh food market you’ve ever seen. Add a vibrant and diverse mix of … Read More →

What’s your ‘hattitude’?

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A hat is more than ‘just another accessory’ – it’s a state of mind, a message to the world. Can you wear a hat? Most certainly yes! Regardless of what stories you tell yourself, sometimes a little open-mindedness and ‘hattitude’ go a long way.  Here are a few steps to help build confidence: Become familiar with your own basic face shape (oval, round, square, long, triangular, heart) and body type. … Read More →

Welcome/Bienvenue!

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This is the beginning of a website devoted to all things hats – a place where art matters, individual style is celebrated and sustainability counts. I hope to provide you with lots of beautiful things to look at and think about, and welcome your comments. From here on, we’ll just have to see what happens! …… Shari “Keep it light enough to travel”     the Be Good Tanyas