Saturday, September 26, 2009

Mad Top Hatter

Johnny Depp will be playing the role of the Mad Hatter in the new Tim Burton film Alice in Wonderland, set to release in late March 2010. The story is going to be a sequel to the original animated film rather than a remake, and I think Tim Burton is perfect for this drug induced bedtime story. My real excitement for this movie is to see all the costume! Costume designer, Colleen Atwood, has set the bar high with just the movie posters alone. Her list of experience is impressive, including many Tim Burton films, Big Fish, Sleepy Hallow, and Edward Scissorhands.

Seeing the poster for the Mad Hatter got me thinking...How cool are top hats?? Just admire the detail she has put into this one: a green lace overlay with a variety of hat pins, and a stunning satin sash...I could easily see this on a runway...Wait a minute, I have! So in honor of Colleen and her anticipated work, as well as the ever classic top hat, lets just see what spin the modern millennium has decided to take on this upcoming trend!

From Christian Dior to Zac Posen, many designers have sprinkled their runways over the past couple years with top hats. Which means it is about time to start seeing them at a fun night out on the town! Let's see what shopping options we have for Runway to Celeb to Reality!

Britney, Madonna, and Heidi. All stylish women, all trendsetters, all workin the top hat!

*all photos compliments of their respective shops*
Sparkley Jem starts us off with the adorable mini version. I really love the mini top hat because it is a way to make a modern statement.
Greene Goth brings a vintage cameo onto the scene. I love anything that incorporates cameos, the Victorian vibe is just so elegant.
Topsy Turvy Design uses feathers which is a favorite material of mine.
Pink Tigers Den is adorably cute. Small enough for street fashion, bold enough for a statement piece.
I love this Bubbles and Frown hat! It is so runway-tastic with a Mad Hatter vibe. I love the play on proportion and the curled technique of the shape and the brim!
Lastly, Gypsy Lady Hats, brings a classic Fedora dip to a standard Victorian top hat. Remaining true to the era with a lush satin ribbon and popping it up with a textured finished look. How Humphrey Bogart meets Mr. Darcy is that??!

I can't wait to get my own top hat! I'll rock that on an awesome Girl's Night Out with a cocktail dress and stilettos! How would you rock it?

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