In Search of the Perfect Chapéu

Finding the perfect hat to suit your face, personality, and style can be a challenge but a task well worth undertaking. Trying on various styles in front of a mirror at an interesting hat/milliner boutique is a good way to start but it helps to know what style you might be interested in. Be it a fedora, panama, pill box, cap, fascinator, beenie, etc. Hats are such a neglected accessory in the modern wardrobe which is truly a pity as not only are they stylish, they’re practical too. During winter they keep your head warm and during summer they protect you from the sun. P.S. They can also cover up a bad hair day, just an added bonus.

CA4LA Hat

In my own search I took style inspiration from 17th century French musketeers or rather the costumes of BBC One’s new program The Musketeers. Having fallen for the character Aramis (played by Santiago Cabrera) and his stylish hat, this became my starting point. As you can see through the pictures I think I managed to get quite close to the original hat worn by Aramis (Santiago Cabrera) with my new CA4LA hat (picked up on a recent trip to Tokyo).

Musketeer AramisApart from the hat, another accessory that I wouldn’t mind having is Aramis (Santiago Cabrera) and D’Artagnan (Luke Pasqualino) on my arms. However, if that’s not possible then I’d be able to settle for the hat, one of their leather doublets and perhaps even a rapier to put my classical fencing skills to good use. En garde!

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Fashion’s Night Out – Tokyo

Tonight’s the night, it’s Fashion’s Night Out here in Tokyo, Japan! If you missed last years and need a recap follow the link here, but to see the party going on now from the eyes of yours truly, just enjoy below.

The first Fashion’s Night Out event was held in New York in 2009. The purpose was to help encourage shoppers to spend freely on one special evening of the year. The evening was filled with free flowing champagne, luxury goods and the possibility to hob nob with celebrities from the fashion industry. Sponsored by Vogue and the CFDA, the event has quickly become a huge success with such nights now being hosted around the world.

CA4LA

Stopped by my favorite trendy hat boutique on 表参道 (Omotesandō) CA4LA. Fierce party!

CA4LA

CA4LA

I also caught a sneak peek of what’s to come with this winter’s collection. Exciting and soooo beautiful, but it’s not hard to guess why I like it as I’m absolutely obsessed with fluff, puff and feathers (glitter too but shhh)!

CA4LA, Linnea Nilsson

Ralph Lauren started quite a party outside their large 表参道 (Omotesandō) boutique with a graffiti artist working his magic while a DJ pumped up the beats. “Rugby” all the way!

Ralph Lauren

One of two ongoing Marc Jacobs parties in their 表参道 (Omotesandō) boutique Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Nicolai Bergmann

Indulged in a little break from all the people, party and noise by hiding away at Nicolai Bergmann’s lovely café and flower boutique. I recharged my batteries with a delicious fruit shake and a complimentary cupcake before heading out into the crowd but not before enjoying my new setting.

Nicolai Bergmann

With Nicolai Begmann

Look familiar? Not too dissimilar from when I hung out with Nicolai during his Christmas party last year.

Nicolai Bergmann

Exotic animals such as this tropically decked out poodle, could be seen strutting the streets of 表参道 (Omotesandō).

Ai Tominaga

Fleeing celebrities such as Japanese fashion model Ai Tominaga, could be seen leaving the Giorgio Armani party.

Louis Vuitton, Yayoi Kusama

I also had an interesting heart to heart with Japanese artist and latest Louis Vuitton collaboration Yayoi Kusama, must have been the champagne and heat talking as this turned out to be a wax figure instead of the real deal. Too bad, maybe next time!

Louis Vuitton, Yayoi Kusama

My darling sister!

Harajuku Girls, Linnea Nilsson

Yes, the evening was filled with many exciting characters, and meeting new stylish friends around every corner. All in all, a fabulously stylish evening! Night, night darlings, it’s now time to keep the party going all night long with the champagne flowing, perhaps I’ll even enjoy a quick Anna Dello Russo style “fashion shower”.

CA4LA – ハット

With stores in both Tokyo’s Omotesando and London’s Pitfield Street, this hip boutique stocks some of the most fierce hats for both men and women.

This is only a small selection of the many options you have to choose from in their Omotesando boutique.

My own darling CA4LA (Cashira) hat as seen above. Received as a gift and in a fabulous old fashioned hat box, I can’t help but feel super glamorous when I put it on for these warm summer months. It’s brim and flower accessory are in a deliciously soft velvet that I can’t seem to keep my fingers off of. I’m thinking this hat paired with a long, loose paisley bohemian skirt and a basic t-shirt and I’m ready to hit the town. Très chic!