Thursday, October 17, 2013

Queen Josie Jazzes Up The Legacy Hat

A few weeks ago, Queen Josie and several Members of the Victorian Red Hatters (California, United States) popped into Hatquarters with completely re-vamped Legacy Hats that made our mouths drop. The Legacy Hats are the new hats new Members of the Red Hat Society receive with their Membership kit when they join the Sisterhood.

Queen Josie was kind enough to not only create these new looks, but she photographed the process to share with the Sisterhood. Would you believe us if we told you she created a total of 25 looks with one hat? We were amazed at her creativity, but because we didn't want this post to be too long, we decided to split it into two parts. The second part will be posted next week.

 Look 1:
In this look Queen Josie scrunched up and pinned the top of the hat. She then added a sequined red ribbon around the brim, some red feathers, and a purple bow for embellishment. To make it wearable, she attached it to a headband.

Look 2:
Here, Queen Josie demonstrated the many ways you can fold a hat and give it a completely different look. 



Look 3: 
Of course, we Hatters love our sequins, so Queen Josie took the first fold in Look 2 and added sequined ribbon and a red sequined flower to the front. 
Look 4: 
In this look, Queen Josie added red feathers to the style above. 

Look 5:
This look features a fuller red cloth flower.

Look 6:
In this photo, Queen Josie swapped out the red sequined ribbon and used a thick crystal sequined ribbon. She folded the ribbon over the edge of the brim, and wrapped two strands around the hat. To finish the look, she cut four squares of the ribbon and attached them to the disconnected edges.


Look 7:
Of course, you can never have too much bling! Here, Queen Josie attached a statement bling flower. 

Look 8:
It's amazing how a little change makes a huge difference.Here, she swapped the bling flower for a large red flower. 

Look 9:
For the final look, Queen Josie attached red feathers, which draped over the side of the hat.

Can you believe we have 14 more looks to share with you? We will do a continuation of this post next Thursday. We hope you enjoy these new ideas for the Legacy Hat, and we have to send a very special thank you to Queen Josie for taking the time to share them! They are fabulous!

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