3:17 pm on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
Looking for new ideas check out the “Hats on Parade” event showcasing many different hat styles through history. Make sure you keep warm this season with fashion fur hats.
Hats and gloves were the order of the day as the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum held its “Hats On Parade” Tea and Hat Fashion Show on Saturday, June 16.
The Tea ran in conjunction with the Museum’s new hat exhibit in the Jeanette Lyons Room, presented by the Costume Council.
Kaye Spilker, curator of costumes and textiles at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gave an informative lecture on hats through history.
“A hat is the most noticeable fashion item you can wear, as the onlooker’s attention is drawn to the face. The old saying goes, ‘If you want to get ahead and get noticed, then get a hat,’” Spilker said at the opening of her lecture.
Spilker covered the etiquette and formality of hats, different styles of hats throughout the ages, how the times, both political and economic, changed the style, shape and size of hats, and how feathers became fashionable almost to the point of wiping out certain species.
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3:08 pm on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
When the temperature falls, there is no better way to be protected from the chills and still look fashionable than wearing a Russian Cossack hat. Snow and freezing weather should not be a problem, instead use harsh weather to make a fashion statement. Cossack hats are made from the softest furs such as rabbit, mink, silver fox, mouton, sheared beaver, and are sure to keep your face framed in luxury.
Russian Cossack hats are also sometimes called a “Ushanka” hat, which means ear flaps. There are 2 ear flaps which you can tie up at the top or bottom. When you let the ear flaps down, you get protection from the winter-y cold wind for your ears, back of the neck and chin. Cossack hats have a thick fur exterior and polyester lining, and are available in several colors like black, brown, mahogany, gray, and many more. You can buy them with the Soviet badge, (which is detachable), for an authentic look. There are many different sizes to choose from to ensure a great fit.
The Russian Cossack hats has been used by the Russians for centuries, and have been proven to protect them from the very harsh winters of Russia and Ukraine. In 1040, Cossack or Ushanka hats became part of the Russian army and police uniforms. They became popular outside of Russia because of the warmth the hats provide, then in the UK and the USA, after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.
So, this fall/winter season, get your Russian Cossack hats and let it snow! It will go with your every outfit – from your jeans and jacket to a nice winter coat. Wear matching scarves and boots. These hats will keep your head warm, making you look luxurious and bundled up even on the coldest days.
3:15 pm on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
During winter time, many people use sheepskin style winter hats not only to stay warm but also to make them look their best. Among the most popular of men’s winter hats are the Russian style hats, which you normally see being worn by many men during the coldest weather.
The sheepskin material prevents the escape of heat, because it is non-conducting. These men’s winter hats can be made of mouton or shearling sheepskin. You can wear them in various ways all winter long to keep you looking stylish and cozy. A sheepskin winter hat is also available in different styles such as ambassador style Cossack hat, or the Russian hat.
The Russian hat has long earflaps, along with a wide body, wide front brim and flat top. You can wear the earflaps hanging down to cover and offer warmth to your ears, or tied up at the crown. Either way gives you comfort and style. The exterior of this men’s winter hat is made of full 100 per cent genuine sheepskin. Sheepskin is a wonderful material for a winter hat, not only for warmth and comfort but also breathability, giving you a pleasantly warm body temperature. Another good thing about the sheepskin winter hats is their ability to help you stay dry because they can wick upto 30% of weight moisture.
There are many different color choices that include black, natural, dark brown, in many different styles. Russian style hats are as protective as they are stylish. They make a perfect addition to any man’s winter wardrobe. Wear it and you are sure to be an eye catcher wherever you go. Be among the fashionable men who wear stylish winter hats and make sure to pair your hat with some winter gloves.
5:56 pm on Thursday, June 21st, 2012
4:28 pm on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
Check out this great article about a Duluth women who enjoys designing fur hats and sharing her knowledge with others. Want to find fur hats at great prices? Click here!
DULUTH, Minn. – Emily Moe watches episodes of “Downton Abbey” twice: first for the storyline, then to pay closer attention to the PBS period drama’s fashions – specifically the hats.
A maroon cloche worn by the character Lady Mary at the train station in Season 2 stands as one of her favorite hats to appear on screen. Moe is using it as inspiration for her own homemade version.
“I’ve pretty much always been obsessed with hats,” Moe said.
Moe has been honing her hat-making craft for the past decade and selling her pieces online on Etsy and at regional fairs. Her hats were part of the costumes for the College of St. Scholastica’s production of “Iph” and will be featured in an upcoming production of “Side Show.” Moe also teaches classes in hat-making for DIYers.
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4:08 pm on Thursday, June 14th, 2012
Premium full fur hats are a type of men’s winter hats that are made from an animal fur such as a raccoon, rabbit, beaver, fox, or coyote. The hat’s exterior body is composed of 100% genuine fur, thus the name full fur hats. Winter hats, especially those that are very well made, can serve dual purposes. One, they help you contain your natural body heat therefore, keeping you warm during the coolest days. Russian full far hats also protect you from the wind, snow and rain. Two, they make you look good, allowing you to stand straight up and not slouching nor hunkering down, because you want to keep warm. These Russian style hats are excellent fashion accessories for fall and winter seasons.
Full fur winter hats have been always in fashion during the cool months, and you have plenty of options with regards to style, color and size. Styles range from aviator hats, Russian hats, trooper hats, or mountain man hats. Premium full fur hats are very warm and durable, besides being stylish. You can use these full far hats wherever you feel like going – a stroll, a posh party, a football game, skiing or ice skating. There are many designs of this men’s winter hat to fit any occasion.
Premium full hats are very functional, and they make great gift ideas to the people that you care about. These Russian full fur hats feature full fur exterior and quilted interior to give you additional comfort. The fur materials are genuine fur and can come from many different animals. The earflaps are also made of full fur, and have leather ties to tie them up to the cap crown, or down at the chin to provide protection to the jaw, lower chin and the ears. Pair your fur hat with fur accessories for that complete look.
4:10 pm on Friday, June 8th, 2012
This 20th anniversary of Russia Day on Tuesday June 12, 2012, will be celebrated by many. Russian Standard Vodka will be bringing a slice of Moscow to No.1 Queen St with some free Fur Hats!
Russia Day is a national public holiday, similar to Independence Day in the United States, and marks the beginning of the democratic reforms in Russia that took place in the 1990s.
Festivities will be held on the day at No.1 Queen Street from 7am – 9am where there will be fur, snow and music to help Kiwis mark and take a moment to understand this special day for Russia.
On offer will be free Russian Shapkas (fur hats) and coffee to warm up Queen Street commuters on their way to work. A talented ice sculptor will be carving a replica of Moscow’s famous St Basil’s Cathedral in the foyer of No 1. Queen Street.
Dave Campbell from Russian Standard Vodka is looking forward to giving Kiwis the opportunity to experience a snapshot of Russia.
“Russia Day is a huge day for Russians and the Russian Standard brand and we commemorate the event every year. With winter looming we thought it would be great to bring the celebrations to Auckland.
“It’s not everyday you have the chance to watch someone create an ice sculpture and the reconstruction of Red Square’s St Basil’s promises to be impressive,” he adds.
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7:28 pm on Friday, June 1st, 2012
Check out this great article about fur hats the Mr. Diaz chose to adorn his models in the Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2012.
“There was an old Russian feel to Mr. Diaz’s collection, most likely stemming from the fur hats he opted to adorn his models. Aside from black and dark purple, holiday hues dominated — dark forest green and deep reds — and even holiday-ish fabrics like velvet and faux fur.
Mr. Delos Santos’ models came out fierce and ready to take over the runway in his bright red pieces. Female curves were flaunted without going overboard. Leather and hair — yes, hair — were seen throughout the collection.
A 1970s vibe permeated throughout the collection but the outfits were styled in a way that did not give them a dated look.
The dated look was intentional in Mr. Ramirez’s collection which referenced the fashion of the early 1900s. The pieces boasted of silks and laces, styled with pearl necklaces and less skin showing.”
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7:21 pm on Thursday, May 31st, 2012
During the winter months, when you need that extra warmth grab for one of many Mongolian lamb fur scarves. These scarves are one of the fur accessories that creates a perfect fashion look since you can wear it any type and style of clothing. Mongolian lamb scarves are also known as the Tibetan lamb fur scarves.
These scarves are made of fur from the skin of Mongolian or Tibetan lamb, and can be available in natural colors. The materials can also be dyed and come in many colors to match any outfit. These can also be purchased in different widths and lengths. However, even if you purchase a very long fur scarves, you will find that they are very light weight. Make sure that you have a variety of scarves in your closet, so you will be ready to go to any occasion. Incorporate these light scarves for summer use or various fur colored scarves for winter events.
There are many ways to wear the Mongolian lamb fur scarves. Depending on the look that you want to project, you can have them sporty or classy. And they should be worn not only to function, but also to provide a fashionable and colorful accessory to your dress or coat. You can wear it with your favorite little black dress or over your t-shirt. With fur accessories such as Tibetan lamb fur scarves, even the simplest outfit can turn into high fashion.
Fur winter scarves are one of the trendiest accessories during the winter season. Learning how to wear one can add style and sophistication to your look. While these accessories are normally worn over the neck, there are other places to sport them. And there are also different ways of tying them. You can let it hanging down on your sides and you can tie them at your front.
9:05 pm on Friday, May 25th, 2012
Ever wanted to learn how Fur Trading came to be. Check out this wonderful article about fur hats and fur products.
“The Austin Public Library will travel back in time to the fur trading era this Thursday.
Ever been curious to know what it was like to be a fur trader? George Nelson, (played by a costumed interpreter from the Minnesota Historical Society), a fur trade clerk for the XY, North West, and Hudson Bay Companies, will show the route. He will explain the roles of traders, clerks, voyageurs, and Indian suppliers from the Great Lakes fur trade during his noon presentation. Nelson will delve into the economics of fur trading and the value of items like beaver pelts. This program is free and appropriate for all ages.
Later that night, the library, Minnesota Historical Society and Legacy Amendment will present Bob and Julie Walser’s Red River Dances. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre and showcases live music and dance of the people of the Upper-Midwest. Tickets to that event are $5 each or $10 per family.”
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