Veiled Hat

scan0061This little sketch is from a year or two ago. (Guess I DO need to write down dates!) I wanted to reuse some of the netting from citrus bags which reminds me of the veiled hats that used to be so popular. So I did the watercolor and then glued a piece of the red net to it. Voila. I think it really wants to be one of a series, don’t you? I’ll get right on that.

Speaking of hats, I recently bought a book called Advanced Style by Ari Seth Cohen which is a charming look at stylish older woman in NYC. Mr. Cohen has great admiration and respect for the unique and often exuberant styles of these women he sees and photographs (with their permission of course) on the streets of New York. Many of them are well over 70 and utterly vibrant and original. Some wear quirky, colorful outfits, others are exquisitely elegant. All have taken the time to select just the right accessories to suit their tastes. LOTS of accessories! I am SO inspired. The prospect of getting older seems more exciting now. What?? I know–quite an accomplishment for Mr. Cohen! Take a peek at it next time you are in a bookstore or check out his blog which is where it all started.