Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Porkpie in Black (it's a Hat Attack)


One thing I like about jazz, kid, is that I don't know what's going to happen next. Do you? — Bix Beiderbecke
I'll admit it. I don't like over-planning things, including my outfits. This number was slung together like a Thelonious Monk tunello, all nonchalant and confident.


I know it works, even without looking too long in the mirror. Thrifted black cotton maxi, thrifted hat, killer sunglasses, simple shoes. No time to worry about hair and make-up, I've got stuff to do. The silhouette is strong- long, lean and black- always a look that conveys a bit of an outsider.  I'm wearing a vintage straw porkpie hat, which makes me think cool-as-fuck jazz musician. Or Buster Keaton.
Aka the Great Stone Face. 
And still pretty cool. 
It was hot. I wore black. 
And my great porkpie hat.

Linking up to the marvelous Judith and her Style Crone posse for Hat Attack

21 comments:

Patti said...

cool and hot, B!

Bella Q said...

Thank you Patti!

Carelia Moran said...

That is a bad ass hat!!! I love that picture.

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Vix said...

That picture of Buster Keaton is cool but you're cooler. x

Tamera Wolfe said...

Totally rockin' badass!

Sacramento Amate said...

I wish I had a hat to join you all magic people.
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Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

Black is great on you with your dark eyes and hair.

I really love the glasses...very mysterious.

bisous
Suzanne

Terri said...

For a moment there I mistook Buster Keaton for Melanie! Realized from this post that I've been calling something a "pork pie" for years...wrongly! Yikes. Lookin' good.

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Oh Bella, you level-up the cool!!!

pastcaring said...

Looking fabulous, Bella, rocking the black and those very cool shades! xxxx

Penny-Rose said...

Very cool and yet very bad and hot and mysterious. Love it.

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Very cool.

Sasha said...

You are totally rockin that hat!

The Style Crone said...

Bella, I am honored that you took the time to take your black silhouette over to Hat Attack and join the party. You have the talent to dress from head to toe in black to the improvisation of Thelonious Monk, and stun any crowd. Thank you for linking up to Hat Attack.

Carina Rosenholm said...

Oh so cool! Great look for you!

That's Not My Age said...

There's a line in a Clash song 'You think you're pretty hot in your pork pie hat.' And Bella, you look hot in yours!

Sandra said...

looking good, dang, you are looking good x

Marla Robinson said...

omg, I love that hat on you.

No fear of fashion said...

You are very right... it works. And how. Well done.
Greetje

La Dama said...

Your such a cool biatch!

Oranges and Apples said...

cute!

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