Cha by Chandra

The irony of my love for hats is that I have a head so large, it sometimes-- when my appetite is under control-- shares a circumference with my waist. This unfortunate fact has made me a huge fan of the cocktail hat-- that nice, dramatic finishing flourish for a knockout ensemble. That sartorial equivalent of a piece of terminal punctuation at the end of a well-crafted, multi-clausal sentence. That old-school, diminutive topper which requires very little cranial real estate and therefore fits heads of all sizes, including colossal.

These gorgeous, sculptural hats from Cha by Chandra are right on the money. They playfully hint at the designer's architectural training (acquired at Howard) and are vintage-inspired without being terribly familiar, modern without affectation.


February 2, 2009 at 3:20 AM Anonymous said...

kind of a vintage appeal.

February 5, 2009 at 12:17 PM Neogogo said... could just eat them!

February 5, 2009 at 3:31 PM Style Noir said...

Fun, right? We can only hope that the collection will be fully developed-- and widely distributed!

February 5, 2009 at 3:53 PM Anonymous said...

I love these! I'm also a hat freak!
Just visiting for the first time and I love the blog!

October 24, 2009 at 9:48 PM VertigoVirgo said...

I went to school with Chandra, she's a friend of mine...and her hats are just as lovely as she is :) It's cool to see people blogging about her work!