Monday, September 6, 2010

Un chapeau et un .....?


Un chapeau et un .... je ne sais pas!


I was sneaking a photo of this stylish hat at Le Bon Marché as I had done before and in reviewing my daily collection of photographs, I wondered what exactly was that to the right of my focus. Is this another hat? Surely not -- it looks like wadded up underwear (albeit Parisian lingerie) that has been bunched up on a headband! Quelle horreur! I would wear the fashionable hat on the left bien sûr but not the "underwear headband." Can you imagine showing up at an event with THAT on your head? I can just hear the snickers now....

23 comments:

Keith Eckstein said...

Looks like Lingerie to me!!!

What a clever idea - hats made out of lingerie!

I wonder if it has to match (if you know what I mean?)

All the best

Keith

"All things French" said...

Definitely je ne sais pas!! I'm thinking! thinking! but no! it doesn't look like anything I know. model's face is tres chic...
~Dianne~

Bibi said...

Ha, ha, that IS funny. Sometimes I think fashion designers do things like this on purpose, just to see who will wear it. Keep your eyes open...

Starman said...

It's definitely some kind of head gear.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Keith -- With just a word (lingerie) you appear -- amazing! And to answer your questions, I would think definitely "yes." What does your research indicate?

Dianne -- Ah, the joy of really looking at your photos later. What a surprise -- I do wonder what they were thinking.

Starman -- Yes, because it has a headband. I once wore a headband with fluffy green tuille and a black (fabric) spider. But, it was Halloween.

Bibi -- Yes, well I hope to run into such a person as I will chase them down with my camera for a photo!

Birdman said...

hahahahaha! Grin! Ya, looks like something found wadded up under the bed. Did someone throw it there??? A riot! Too much!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Mr Bird -- It has a price tag and I wish I could read it. Probably expensive since these two hats are perched on "heads" and not just hooks as are those on the left.

Some designer is laughing his/her head off over this one which was probably dreamed up after a night of partying!

Shell Sherree said...

How did my latest "upcycling" craft project end up there?!! How embarrassing...

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Shell -- This is not even in the same genre as anything lovely you might create!

Alexa said...

What a hoot! Yes, it looks like a designer's private joke. I'm pretty sure the price tag says 145 euros, in which case the joke is definitely on whoever buys it!
Meanwhile, I'm sure you'd look super chic in the ethereal chapeau in the middle.

Virginia said...

I'm laughing my head off as well. And Keith, everyone in Paris knows your "unmentionables" should ALWAYS match your chapeau!!! And Genie, I thought you were referring to the concoction with the feathers when I read your title etc! You have to admit it's a little on the odd side as well. Odd but chic! :)
V

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Alexa -- If I had even noticed this goof-ball hat I would have checked the price. Tant pis.

I adore hats and the one with feathers would not cover your eyes like many wide-brimmed hats do.

Virginia -- You will have to come and visit me for Mardi Gras! -- I'll set you up with one of my "odd" hats and we'll take photos and post them and....

Rob-bear said...

I've just slipped over from amanda's "travels with persephone."

Those hats are so "interesting." One just never knows where "fashion" will go. (On second thought, perhaps "outrageous" would be a better word than "interesting.")

«Je ne sais pas.» Vraiment? Je pense que oui!

A la procahine.

JM said...

'Oh la la' (as the French would say), that is a hat for the Ascot Race! :-)))

Paris Paul said...

Hmmm, I'm beginning to think 'fashion' is clothes no one would wear at prices no one can afford.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Rob-Bear -- Well you have been traveling today! So glad that you dropped in and hope that you will visit here often.

JM -- Indeed! (I am assuming that you are referring to the hat on the left and not the wadded up underwear on a headband - hehe)

Paul -- Not always but in this case..... definitely!!

Randy said...

Interesting. That hat looks like something out of a movie from the 30's or 40's. Great post Genie!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Ha, too cute! I would never dare! XX!

Rob-bear said...

I really enjoy Paul's definition of "fashion." So very fitting.

La Petite Gallery said...

First visit, My Mother had a Hat shope in Houston in the 50-60's
They had Hats then, I guess I tried every hat in the shop on.
I agree with you whole heartily.


yvonne

Ninny said...

What a novel idea! Underwear you carry on your head for emergencies! Leave it to the French to think of such a delightful, and delicate, way to have one's little tryst first aid kit! LOL

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Ninny and Bear and Shari and Randy and La Petite -- I am "away" until next week. Thank you for visiting and it warms my heart from afar to find your nice comments. Merci!
Genie

Paula said...

I'm often surprised by what I find when I start looking through a series of photos. I would be willing to bet though, that there is some young thing that could wear that hat and make it look good. Only in Paris though!