I don’t usually wear makeup. Or fancy shoes. Or designer bags. I even have (only) 2 watches. But what I lack in these potentially chic categories, I make up for it in headwear. 🙂 I collect hats, hair bands, hair pins, barrettes, and other stylish head/ hair accessories. That is my way of “making a statement”. (In fact, I kinda got lazy with “dressing up my head” so I curled my hair over the summer. But that is another story.)
Of all these accessories, my favorite is hats. Whenever I wear different kinds of hats, I feel like wearing a mini-costume. A slouchie like this, for example, makes me feel like Taylor Swift:
(Hat from Online shop: Hats and Things)
And this one, makes me feel like a sosyal na kubrador ng taya sa last 2:
(Hat from Promod)
Then there are hats that make me feel like a golf expert, a painter, a tomboy and a good girl. Haha! I just can’t get enough of hats! I even remembered telling my then boyfriend to buy me a hat as a Christmas gift. 😛 In my defense, I was in high school that time.
Now that I’ve learned to embrace the joys of ukay-ukay shopping, I got to buy more clothes with the same budget. Finally I can spare the extra money for lots of accessories, which I also start re-collecting. First on my list, of course, is an ocean of hats.
I was trying to resuscitate my collection…then I came across bright and beautiful handmade hats by an online shop, Hats and Things. The hat-maker (aka the Mad Hatter) and shop owner, is actually a good friend of mine– Jad Montenegro-Amor. She’s a living and breathing evidence that handcrafting still rocks!
Products from Hats and Things cover different shapes and looks for slouchies and beanies and bonnets. They can make one with earflaps, tassels, a hole for your ponytail and one that can copy the look of your favorite cartoon character. You didn’t know yarn could be so versatile, did you? Here are a few of Hats and Things’ creative wonders:
And there are others. Lately they are also making scarves, feather earrings and brooches. So you’ll never run out of awesome handcrafted accessories. Are you ready to be amazed? 🙂 Click THIS LINK to visit Hats and Things’ shop and see their colorful portfolio. See you there! 🙂
PS Although Hats and Things is Davao-based, they ship nationwide too! Just shoulder the shipping cost and you’re good to go. Customized hats cover kid’s hats, teen hats and adult hats for men and women.