I never thought that I would say this, but I think I want a straw fedora. Generally, in my mostly black, grey, and metallic wardrobe-colors and any kind of brown or tan are a rarity. It’s not that I don’t like browns or colors, but blacks and metallics have just sort of become my thing. Adding something outside of the box usually requires me to purchase an entire outfit instead of just adding on to my wardrobe. However, after seeing some of Eugenia Kim’s hats, I’m thinking a hat and supporting outfit might be in order!
I stumbled on to Eugenia Kim’s online store and profile on Cityblis, and was extremely impressed with her men’s hats (Ladies, be sure to check out her summer women’s hats-talk about GORGEOUS!). She also has an amazing video shown here. You can just tell even from a snapshot, that each of her pieces were made with great care, thought, and most importantly, fashion forward thinking. As in true Metallic Dapper fashion, I love when designers take something classic and make it their own. In her case, the straw fedora is taken from just a simple summer staple and turned into something really unique and fresh.
Her designs go so far beyond just great millinery but truly have that “special” factor-like a family heirloom or rare couture find. I love that she uses vintage ribbons and feathers, and even tweaks some of the colors from solid ecru toyo to a color block approach as shown below. This specific hat also features a real leather band which I love!
Point being, Eugenia Kim is one of my new obsessions! Check her out here and support such an incredible designer at fine shopping establishments such as Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Net-a-Porter.com.
(all photos taken with permission from cityblis.com)