Chapeau: 1908-1945

 This hat shoppe’s windows are from Winnipeg’s twilight zone.

Artist: Danielle Trudeau
Artist: Danielle Trudeau

They can take you back in time.

Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist: Danielle Trudeau

The artist’s style of capturing the period mood is delightful.

Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist: Danielle Trudeau

 

Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist: Danielle Trudeau

I shot each and every hat.

Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist: Danielle Trudeau

I shot each and every window.

Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist: Danielle Trudeau

Then, there is the real challenge of capturing it as a whole,

Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist: Danielle Trudeau

…as it quite a long and remarkable mural.

Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist: Danielle Trudeau

It’s so interesting that the artist included a tricorn hat.

Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist: Danielle Trudeau

I see pilgrim and pyramid hats!

Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist: Danielle Trudeau

 I’ll show you the rest in the next post!

Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist: Danielle Trudeau
Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist: Danielle Trudeau
 Pics taken by Resa – October 30 , 2016
Winnipeg Manitoba
 

The Artist: Danielle Trudeau

It’s worth clicking on the pic to see what she did!

Artist: Danielle Trudeau
Artist: Danielle Trudeau

36 thoughts on “Chapeau: 1908-1945

  1. Resa, I absolutely love hats; I mean LOVE…
    Unfortunately hats don’t love me; well, not the shape of my face, that is!
    I bought a hat when in Copenhagen early this year; the only hat I’ve ever been able to wear and feel good about it!
    And, I love this post…. 🙂
    xoxoxo

      1. Actually, in some places, the hat envy is a real thing. I have a carnival witch hat I bought in Italy and I never wear it, because whenever I do, everyone just wants to grab it and run 😀

        1. Eek! Hat envy… who knew?
          The only place I can think of where hats are the Bee’s Knees are the horse races. IE the Queen’s Plate, Royal Ascot, Preakness, etc.
          Don’t lose your hat!!! 😀 😀 😀

    1. Haute Couture is still alive in some of our minds and hearts! IE… your drawings.
      Good news .. I have received 4 of 5 pics from the photographer who shot my last Art Gown on a real live model.
      I will make my first Art Gowns post on a real model very soon!

    1. Lol! That is exactly what I do… I stare at every detail. I am possessed to capture all details. This particular mural makes me feel like there is actually a Hat Shop inside, and that I could enter and buy one.
      I had to divide this into 2 posts. There are just so may hats and a lot of information.

  2. nannus

    An Aso-Oke is actually a type of Nigerian weaving. It consists of narrow stripes that are stiched together. I have a piece containing some Ikat weaving. Quite typical are patterns applied on top, made from silk or synthetic fibers. In the old times, the silk of an African silk worm species was used. Later, silk scraps from the Italian silk industry where used. These where brought to Libya and from there through the Sahara. Today, it is mostly synthetic fibers, but the basic material is still cotton. See http://ogunsheyefoundation.com/index.php/aso-oke-gallery for some examples. The looms used for the weaving only allow for narrow stripes. It looks like this started with portable hand looms of the nomadic groups of northern Nigeria, but I am not an expert on this. However, African textiles are quite fascinating. Actually the earliest domestication of cotton on the world was in Africa.

    1. I am a bit familiar with Ikat weaving, but this informational comment is a wonderful addition to my education.
      It is of note that synthetics have invaded the purity of many ethnic cultural fabric creations. I saw this in S. America.
      I consider myself very fortunate to have you visit my blog. You are so very knowledgeable & your sharing of what you know is valuable.
      Thank you!
      Sincerely, Resa.

    1. It truly is delightful! I found it when I went to shoot the Nellie mural. It is on the next corner. ❤
      So, they chose Viola Desmond to be on the $10.00 bill. Talk later!

    1. Finding this mural was a true bonus. I made a special trip to shoot a very important mural in Winnipeg. I’m posting that one next week. This mural was around the corner. 😀 😀

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