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There are many reasons that Brides may choose a headband over a veil or tiara.  Some Brides are opting to have a less-formal occasion or wedding dress, and feel that the headband is more suitable.  Sometimes, it's just a matter of personal preference.  Some Brides would simply prefer a headband to other head pieces.  What many people don't realize is that a bridal headpiece can be worn after the wedding.  It's not just for your wedding day, but can be worn out afterwards.  There are many different styles of headbands one can choose.  A crystal-adorned piece is quite popular, and is a great way to accent a ball gown.  Some headbands are constructed of ribbon and pearls.

If you're looking for a bridal headpiece that is truly special, check this headpiece out at: https://www.etsy.com/

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Who wouldn't want to have this adorable mini top hat?  It's a show-stopping piece meant for the classy woman.  The hat itself is made of navy wool felt and adorned with a beautiful magenta moire ribbon and pink jewels.  There is some subtle rabbit hair shading in the navy wool that adds a bit of texture.  This hat is held on the head by an elastic millinery band.  This little top hat really is versatile.  It can be worn to the races, polo matches, parties, weddings or church.  The choice is yours, but you know you want this hat!

You can find it at: https://www.etsy.com/listing/506909241/navy-blue-mini-top-hat

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For our second part of choosing colors, we will delve into blue, orange, purple, and gray.  These colors have a large impact on your mood, mostly positive with one exception.

Blue: Blue offers peace and tranquility.  If you're looking to be creative, blue will help you.  If you're planning on brainstorming some new ideas, wearing blue will support calm feelings.  May we suggest a blue beret?

Orange:  If you wants others to feel warm and cared for, orange is the color!  It induces positive feelings, however, bright orange can turn some away from you.  A warm orange, such as a creamsicle color is accepted by more people.  Our recommendation is a soft orange ruffled brim hat.  It would make a great accessory for a festive occasion.

Purple:  Purple is the color of royalty.  It would also give others the feeling of true leadership.  If you're looking to gain a new contract during a meeting, we recommend staying away from this color because others may find it intimidating.  Purple is a fun color, so we recommend this purple leather fascinator.  It's a great find for Mardi Gras!

Gray:  This is a popular, neutral color.  If you want to look classy, gray is a good choice.  However, it can be a depressing color, which will negatively affect your mood.  A simple, gray fedora can provide a classy and timeless look.

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In many of the descriptions of our hats, we sometimes note that a wooden block was used to make a hat.  You may wonder what a hat block is.  Today, we will give you a better idea of what it is.

A hat block is a wooden block used to form a hat.  Hat blocks are used by milliners to provide different shapes to hats.  There are also aluminum or poly blocks available.  These blocks cannot be reshaped, while the wooden blocks can be carved into a new shape.  Milliners commonly wrap the block in aluminum foil or plastic wrap to provide longevity to the block.

In the above photo, notice that June is using a wooden block to shape the hat she is working on.

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Without you realizing it, the color clothing or material that you pick up can reflect upon your personality and how the rest of the day goes.  Today, we're going to discuss 4 colors, so you can go to work tomorrow, prepared for a successful outcome.

Green:  Green is a natural color that stands for nature and life.  However, it is the same color as money.  If you intend on being creative or gaining trust, green is the color for you.  If you're feeling casual and want the creativity to flow, then try a green ball hat.

Black:  Black seems to be an easy, go-to color.  It goes with almost anything, really.  This color is associated with elegance and formality.  If you want to don a classic look, then wear a black fedora.

Red:  If you're looking to gain attention, then wear red.  Red makes people seem sexy and attractive.  So, if you're heading out with the girls and want to be noticed, try wearing a red fascinator.

Pink:  This is a very powerful color.  As opposed to red which is a sexy color, pink is peaceful and relaxing.  If you're feeling frustrated and upset, try wearing pink.  Planning on going into a tough meeting?  Perhaps this color will tone down some of the aggression.  For a time-honored feel, wear a light pink pill box, like Jackie Kennedy.

Be sure to check back in the next week for us to wrap up with colors like blue, gray, purple, and orange.  You will be able to find meaning in these colors, and how to coordinate them into your wardrobe as well.

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We had a customer contact us, and was asking us about some of the summer's hottest trends.  Our response to her?  Straw!!

Straw hats are really hot right now.  They are very comfortable to wear.  In addition, they're light weight, and easy to carry around.  There's nothing like a big, floppy straw hat to wear around running errands or to the beach to help protect you from the sun.  If you don't like the floppy hat, then there are plenty of other styles.  These would include fedoras, sinamays, fascinators, and pill boxes.

In the end, be creative and have fun when choosing your hat!

You can find the hat shown at https://www.etsy.com/listing/493446070/black-straw-fascinator-with-black?ga_search_query=straw&ref=shop_items_search_4

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July 14th is Bastille Day.  In a nut shell, Bastille Day is like the 4th of July for our allies.  What other hat would remind you of the French than a beret?  

Featured in our Etsy store, is this stunning white wool Beret.  (Yes, it's a little warm for a beret, but Bastille Day is the perfect excuse to buy one!)  This beret is hand blocked in a sculptured shape on a vintage wooden block.  This glamorous beret can be worn to Church, winter races, or to keep you warm once fall hits!

You can find this hat at https://www.etsy.com/listing/256343077/white-wool-felt-beret-sculptural-shape?ga_search_query=beret&ref=shop_items_search_5

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Since we're full swing into wedding season, let's dedicate this post to Brides!

The Helena is a silver metal headband encrusted with rhinestones on two large rose flowers.  This is an extremely impressive piece!

For Brides looking for an alternative to a veil, this can be worn alone.  It can also be worn with a veil to add a little extra bling.  Either way, it will bring on the "WOW" factor.

To find this headpiece, go to https://www.etsy.com/listing/189071348/rhinestone-headband-wedding-headband?ref=related-1

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What better way to pay hommage to the Fourth of July?  This soft, custom straw Fedora Hat is a great way.  It features soft and pliable straw, a Petersham Grosgrain ribbon, and a red feather for trim.  This stylish Fedora is very comfortable to wear!

Celebrate the Fourth of July by making a new hat purchase!

Find this hat at https://www.etsy.com/listing/464352220/soft-custom-straw-fedora?ref=shop_home_active_9

Or, check out our Etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/GeauxChapeauxHats?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Happy Fourth of July!

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Who wouldn't love this wide brimmed straw hat?  It's asymmetrical, while the brim is wavy.  It is made of tan sinamay straw and is handblocked on a vintage wooden form.  The trim is of ivory sinamay, as is the band that surrounds the crown.  The finishing embellishment is a hand made sanity floral with a vintage bakelite and rhinestone button.  

This hat can be custom made in a variety of colors and trims to suit your needs.

To learn more about this hat, check it out at https://www.etsy.com/listing/227377276/wide-brimmed-tan-straw-and-ivory-hat?ref=related-1

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