Friday, February 11, 2011

Photo Friday: Berets!

I've been seeing a lot of berets around and it makes me wonder if I shouldn't give it another go. I bought a blue felt beret a few years ago, but I could never decide if I liked it or not. Should I wear it to the side, should I fluff it up or just leave it flat? Of course, I wore it because I had mono and I got lazy about styling my hair, but it was strictly utilitarian. I've tried the slouchy beret, which my boyfriend likes but which I think looks horrible on me (and is it supposed to cover my ears?!) Now that I can give myself a decent wave set, I'm wondering if a beret wouldn't look cute perched atop a nest of curls. I had to dig into some pictures for some ideas.
From the LIFE photo archives. I absolutely adore this photo of Ava Gardner. The caption: "Actress Ava Gardner in Hollywood nightclub, wearing beret, horn-rimmed spectacles, and simulating a goatee, to signify admiration of Dizzy Gillespie, bebop King and actor Howord Duff who is in group, 1948." A bombshell with a brain!

From the LIFE photo archives. This makes the cut because I love old black and white photos of children.

And last but not least, here's a woman with short hair pulling of a beret exceptionally well. I think she's ultimately my style inspiration. *cough cough*


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  1. I love berets, but I have this thing where a hat must cover both of my ears to keep me warm. I also feel like on a windy day, it would blow away. BTW I just discovered that there's a local vintage/consignment shop near me called The Raspberry Beret. I have to check it out soon.

  2. I love berets! So stylish, and oh so practical for us who lives in Norway!


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