November 13, 2008

III Hat Week – III Semana del Sombrero – Madrid (Spain)

Filed under: daily life,Millinery trivia and events,Other Millinery people — Cristina de Prada @ 10:35 pm

Invitation to III Hatters Week in Madrid

I want to invite you all to the “III Semana del Sombrero” (“III Hat Week”) that will take place in Madrid (Spain).

It’s organized by the “Asociación de Sombrereros” (Spanish Hatters Association) and will take place from the 24th to the 28th of November 2008.

It’s a collective exhibition of hats made by the members of the Association (three of my hats will also be there!).

The title of the exhibition, “Sentar la Cabeza”,  is inspired by one of Goya’s works, an engraving called “Ya tienen asiento” (“They’ve already got a seat). You can see the engraving in question if you follow this link to the Wesleyan University.

The themes of the exhibition are:

  • “Trade and techniques: straw, felt, flowers and feathers.”
  • “The customer: The art of wearing a hat, protocol.”

This is the agenda:

  • Tuesday 25 at 19:00 Opening.
  • Wednesday 26: Lecture “Hats in 20th century painting: a glance from art, economy and society”.
  • Thursday 27: Styling at the dressing table: Which hat is most flattering for you?
  • Friday 28: Roundtable discussion “Hatters from yesterday and today”, with the participation of Manuel A. de Souza, Charo Arguña, Charo Iglesias, Nina Pawlowsky and Charo Cortázar.

I hope you will stop by and visit the exhibition!


  1. Cristina! This sounds wonderful, we don’t have things like this in California. It’s very sad.. When do we see the fabulous work you entered? Pins and Needles.
    Truly Yours

    Comment by Montez — November 14, 2008 @ 1:28 am

  2. Ah, will not be able to make it. But thanks so for the invite. Gee how I wish the broom stick would really fly! Wishing you a wonderful splendorous stupendous marvelous time. How cool it is that you have 3 hats in the exhibit. Am so thrilled about that. Hugs, Jane

    Comment by Jane C — November 14, 2008 @ 1:50 am

  3. Thank you! I know you will be there in spirit, and I will take pictures of the hats there (I wonder if I will be allowed to take pictures of everyone’s hats, but at least I will take pictures of mine!).

    It’s the first time I take part in something like this, so wish me luck!

    Comment by cristinadeprada — November 14, 2008 @ 12:53 pm

  4. Sounds like so much fun! Wish I could be there with you and Nina.
    Kate Q:-)

    Comment by Kate — November 16, 2008 @ 2:39 am

  5. hello,
    my name is mar, i´m from galicia, and i´m just starting with hats, it´s great to find such a great blog, so many ideas and beatiful hats.
    I guessed that you lived in Barcelona, if you don´t mind, I will love to meet if I get the chance to go to.
    congratularions again for the blog and of course for the hats!!!!
    i´m starting mine, if you want to take a look

    Comment by mar fraga — November 17, 2008 @ 6:51 pm

  6. Cristina, see you on thrusday in Madrid!
    Looking forward to talking with you.

    Comment by Blanca — November 18, 2008 @ 10:31 pm

  7. Buenas noches Cristina.- no se si conoces esta página, si no es así, estoy seguro de que te gustará. saludos, Paco

    Comment by paco peralta — November 18, 2008 @ 11:09 pm

  8. Blanca, I will be seeing you this weekend!

    Paco, me encanta esa página, sobretodo las fotos y explicaciones acerca del proceso. Es efectivamente como dice mi amiga Kate en su comentario, ponen las telas en un marco, tensadas, a secar. Y el proceso de teñido también es fascinante. Mil gracias por la información.


    Comment by cristinadeprada — November 19, 2008 @ 1:03 am

  9. hola cristina:
    me gustaría hacerte una pregunta, estoy intentando encontrar sitios donde vendan conos y capelinas de fieltro, pero aparte de una tienda en londres, donde compre algunos, no encuentro nada. Y el caso es que esta de londres tiene poquisimos colores, y he visto que tu tienes algunos colores fantásticos. No se si son de españa o de donde. Si me pudieras dar una idea de donde conseguirlos te estaría muy agradecida.
    te dejo mi mail
    graciñas por todo

    Comment by mar fraga — November 20, 2008 @ 7:14 pm

  10. Mar,
    Te encantará Kopka. Es un proveedor Alemán en el que estuve de visita hace poco. Tiene unos colores maravillosos, de verdad. Hablé de él en este post (donde también puedes ver fotos):
    El que quiera comprar ahí y lo haya visto en mi blog que le diga al Sr. Kopka que va de mi parte, le hará ilusión saberlo.
    Un saludo,

    Comment by cristinadeprada — November 20, 2008 @ 9:16 pm

  11. The video from Tele5 (in Spanish)

    Comment by Joaco — November 24, 2008 @ 5:43 pm

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