April 11, 2013
Nostalgia for a bygone era
Finally, the long-overdue hat alluded to in a previous post, which everyone had probably forgotten by now. I've called it "A Different Era", because it looks like it came from one. And in a way it did.
The pattern I found in that same Needlework magazine from the 1950's. They called it a "tailored cloche" and, though the photograph was in black and white, it originally used three different colours in a sort of tweed-like arrangement. But the more I looked at the picture, the more I thought of how nice it looked in the grey. (Of my photos, only the second and fourth are in greyscale.) I still like it that way, reminiscent of a time when ladies wore hats more often and the silver screen was still silver. (Also, it was a gift, and she likes it.)
Is it possible to be nostalgic about things you've never seen?