Britta's Letters from (and sometimes about) Berlin
Friday, 22 March 2013
You can keep your hat on!
Tomorrow I'll fly to Munich - to visit Son and lovely Daughter-in-Law.
AND to go to Ina Böckler. http://www.huete.de/
Ina Böckler is one of the few Grande Dames of milliners in Germany. She made hats for the stars and starlets. And one for me.
It looks much prettier as in the photo above (and I hope me too - I pout - not very becoming at all, not becoming for the chin).
But I had a reason.
There are times when one should try to conform oneself a tiny weeny little bit to one's age. No danger that I will exaggerate that (if - then more into the other direction:-).
Above I am in the pouts because Son had used an example that convinced even me:
"Mama", he said, "per se it is a lovely hat. But if I drive a Pontiac Firebird (which he did at that time - the apple never fells far from the tree) I do not paint it pink as an extra."
Home truth. Now - I think very highly of his advice. So I put the hat in its beautiful blue hatbox. Away. Grinding my teeth.
And then last summer in Munich I saw that Ina Böckler's hat-atelier was sold to a new milliner. And they do alterations. So yesterday I telephoned.
And will bring her the hat to change the pink fox ("We'll make a nice collar of it!" she chirped) for a silver-grey fox (my idea).
I'm really curious if it will work out.
But I "see it".
And to be forearmed I will read a book on the flight which arrived yesterday:
"Going Gray. How To Embrace Your Authentic Self With Grace And Style" by Anne Kreamer.
Ha - never any problem with that.
So: the fox will be silver - but the remainder of the hat will stay -