March 30, 2008

Passejada amb barrets 2008

Filed under: daily life,Millinery trivia and events,Passejada 2008,Passejada amb Barret — Cristina de Prada @ 11:10 pm

The day arrived and there we were with our hats on.

The weather smiled on us, it was a warm and sunny day, and around 80 hat lovers gathered together for our anual stroll with hats.

Nina and I had been working these last weeks in making our own hats, and I also worked on a hat for my mom (you can see her wearing it on the left).

Mom’s hat is made with a gorgeous iridescent blue vintage cellophane straw. Cllick here to see a picture of the back of the hat. I’m happy she could join us, and I thank her for making the effort. She has been feeling under the weather these last months and I know it was a great effort for her.

This year we made pins to distribute among the participants (you can see one on my mom’s lapel, by the way she sponsored those!), and we also made leaflets that we could give away to curious by-standers.

In addition, and generously sponsored by Peter, we have a new domain (meaning “with a hat” in Catalan) where we will post pictures and posters, and also an email address: where people can send us an email in order to receive information of future parades or events.

Nina’s hat was really spectacular. Made of a cream colored cellophane straw, it’s a gorgeous, labor intensive top hat that swirls around on the sides. I really loved the result! Here is a picture of Nina’s hat… what do you think? 

Nina with her splendorous hat!

Then there’s my hat, also made with vintage cellophane straw, but a much wider one. I will post some pictures of the making process of the hat in the near future, but I will tell you right now that working with cellophane straw is really difficult because the thing tends to rip very easily, running the needle through it is a no-no, so the idea is to sew through the gaps of the braid (not easy!).

That's my hat and me!

There are more pictures… check the rest of the post!

Here is a group picture with some of the people who took part in the parade (some had already left by the time we took the picture!):

Group picture

Daniela was our little helper, handing out leaflets to passers-by:

Daniela working as our PR!!

 And here are just a few of my favorite hats of the parade:

Pot cover hat made by Nina many years ago. Just too cute for words!! Loved this hat-cap felt hybrid  Mother and daughter looking like a million $

And I still have to download more pictures to flickr, so be on the look out for more!!!


  1. me han encantado los modelos de sombreros sobre todo el de tu madre y el tuyo,teneis un gran sentido del humor y sois muy animadas.Besos

    Comment by concha alcantara — March 31, 2008 @ 12:43 am

  2. Ahhh, they are all fabulous. Will be back often just to drink in the beauty with my eyes.

    Comment by Glorious Hats — March 31, 2008 @ 1:43 am

  3. Holy Smoley! Those cell straws are sculptural masterpieces! My hat is off to you!
    Big cheer for all your efforts to make the event happen too. That was quite an undertaking and you DID IT!!!!

    Comment by Jill — March 31, 2008 @ 4:09 am

  4. Uau! Preciosos sombreros. Estáis guapísimas. Al año que viene no me pierdo el evento.

    Comment by Helena — March 31, 2008 @ 3:51 pm

  5. Such fantastic hats!

    Comment by Marie — March 31, 2008 @ 7:02 pm

  6. Wow, fabulous hats! Wish I could have been there, do you do it every year? Perhaps I will start saving to come over next year. Cath

    Comment by Cath — April 1, 2008 @ 10:14 am

  7. Thank you for all the compliments! Gracias por los piropos!

    Cath, this is the fourth time we do this parade. It’s usually the first Sunday after easter. I would love to have visitors from abroad next year, so start your saving!

    Comment by cristinadeprada — April 1, 2008 @ 10:53 am

  8. Wow! All three of you look gorgeous! Looking forward to your making details!
    Kate Q:-)

    Comment by Kate — April 3, 2008 @ 4:50 am

  9. cristina, que guapas estábais!!
    son increíbles los sombreros que hiciste.. uau!

    muchísimas felicidades!!


    Comment by emedemarta — April 7, 2008 @ 2:52 pm

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