A classic vintage-to-modern style---an elegant, luxurious and very chic French/Bohemian/Renaissance Beret in sumptuous warm autumn red (warm orange overtones, NOT a ruby or bluish-red) silk velvet with a wonderful handsewn embroidered and jeweled accent at one side. SO versatile, fashionable and comfortable, and unlike some other styles, the beret/tam style looks good on everybody, female or male! Like all of my hats, this one is exquisitely hand made from authentic vintage patterns, absolutely breathtaking pure silk materials and lavish trimmings....yet so wearable and chic today.... Just a perfect hat for any dress-up event, 1920s style New Years, Downton Abbey tea or Art Deco party or a wedding.....and, this hat is especially wonderful for the chemo patient as it fits closely to the head and looks soooo feminine and glamorous....everyone will ask "WHERE did you get that hat, it's so gorgeous!"
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I love antique and vintage clothing and have collected it for years, as well as having a longtime design career including doing costume & restoration work for major movie studios and museums....Am now translating that love to my own contemporary creations and using all the fine extraordinary antique and vintage materials, laces, trims, beads etc that I've collected for more than 30 years in these wonderful wearable pieces....along with the finest of hand sewing and one of a kind details. Everything I create is individually hand made solely by me and has the very best of my carefully hoarded private stash of superb old accents (I use ONLY vintage materials that are in pristine condition---no deteriorating, too-aged or rotting pieces EVER) plus the finest of modern silks, cottons and wools that I can find.....resulting in a fabulous truly authentic vintage look piece. Impeccable professional workmanship and design are the hallmarks here...
This exquisite beret/tam is made of substantial and lustrous autumn red silk velvet woven in a checked pattern that has a luxurious feel and very crisp body---you can shape this hat in any way you choose and it'll stay in place.....perfect for a beret style which can be worn in a multitude of ways. This is some of my very best silk velvet and cost over $100 a yard--it is a primo, sold "to the trade only" fabric---I've kept it for years not wanting to cut into it and decided to finally create this delicious little beauty with it..... To this elegant base I've added a hand appliqued accent of an intricate embroidered multi-toned silk stylized large flower, to which I've sewn numerous vintage Czech glass jewels set in brass settings, in tones of madeira topaz and ruby, as well as lots of glimmering tiny gold sequins (see closeup).....So chic and so French--perfect colors for autumn and winter! The inside edge of the beret is finished and bound with handsewn and hand dyed-to-match vintage grosgrain banding.The wonderful glowing quality and texture of this rich velvet gives the fabric an elegant and subtle shimmer, the beautiful accents make this piece look extraordinarily vintage and ALL of the exterior decoration including the individual decorative elements, are painstakingly sewn on by hand, just as in the "old days".....I'm a stickler for primo "old school" workmanship! Fully lined in rich iridescent red/gold finest pure silk.....This one is a medium size and made from VERY choice rare materials in my collection.... So perfect for someone who has undergone chemo too, as this is a super comfortable hat and can cover the entire head....I think everyone has the right to be beautiful--- and this would be a great gift for someone who needs that little lift and to feel so pretty....Also a great piece for anyone to wear to a Great Gatsby, Downton Abbey or Art Deco vintage themed event :-) Berets are such a truly wearable, wonderful style and since they generally pack flat, it's easy to take them anywhere!
Please make sure you carefully note proper head measurements: this will fit up-to-medium sizes, it measures exactly 23" inner circumference so I would say up to a size 22.75" head could wear this, any larger than that and it would probably be too tight for real comfort, I have a 22.5 size head and this fits me nicely and exactly....if you have a small head and your hair is flat, this might be somewhat loose on you so make sure of your requirement before ordering....my mannequin has a 22" head but very thick hair and it is slightly loose-ish on her, so do keep that in mind. I have a 22.5 size head and this fits me nicely and perfectly....if you have a small head and your hair is flat, this might be somewhat loose on you .....my mannequin has a 22" head but very fluffy hair, so do keep that in mind. PLEASE NOTE that these hats are NOT adjustable, alterable or returnable so please do know your exact requirement before purchasing as there are no refunds or returns. To take your head measurement: --use a tape measure crossed over the forehead and just above the ears around to the largest part of the head. Half an inch in head size CAN make a difference so please, make sure you have exact size requirements in hand before you buy. Also, please do read my shop policies/shipping info in full BEFORE you purchase (click on "policies" on my main shop page).
All hat shipping is BOXED and trackable USPS mail including overseas; and there are no returns or exchanges on headwear!
Please check my other listings for more hats, accessories & fabulous jewelry, as well as gorgeous hand embroidered decor pieces---I try to list new items at least bi-weekly....always a great selection of handmade vintage and antique inspired beauties. Thanks for visiting!
Payment is due immediately upon purchasing item(s); I now accept Direct Checkout so buyers will have more payment options.....PLEASE NOTE: I do not take "offers", sell wholesale, or do ANY discounts other than on combined shipping; emails and messages asking for "deals", free shipping, free merchandise, free tutorials or price reductions will not be responded to---please do not ask!
Important---PLEASE READ: I HAVE A FIVE TO SIX WEEK COMPLETION TIME prior to shipping many of my pieces (Some items are ready made and can be shipped immediately--these are noted as such in the listing descriptions), and I only ship once a week. I do my best to keep to the estimated shipping dates shown on orders/invoices, but please keep in mind those are only estimates, and there may be unforeseen slight delays in shipping time on occasion. ORDERS OF MORE THAN ONE ITEM WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL COMPLETION/SHIPPING TIME! Custom orders also may take longer than stated timeframes.
SHIPPING IS NON-NEGOTIABLE. I ship everything the best, safest and quickest way possible to keep my creations safe and protected from damage, etc. I will NOT ship my items in cheap envelopes or any other methods than well-boxed USPS Mail, as that is the only method that affords trackability especially for overseas shipments---cheaper methods don't. All purchases are shipped USPS Mail with tracking, no exceptions.
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All sales are final and I don't accept returns, so please be sure it's the item you want and read the description carefully, and ask any questions you have before buying. If an item is damaged in shipment we'll be happy to repair it at no charge but ONLY if that is requested immediately upon your receipt of the damaged item, not weeks, months, or years later, or after you've worn or used it! I am not responsible for an item not fitting you properly, or color of item looking "different" as on your screen, or "looking too big" in person......as all items are very, very carefully described as to sizing, color, dimensions, etc. Clothing and hats in particular, are absolutely NOT returnable for any reason so please be very sure of what you require and take particular note of listed measurements and dimensions.
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