She visited my stand at Frock Me!
Above: 1980s Philip Somerville to the left and 1940s beauty to the right
Below: 1950s navy couture Chanel beret and Marten velvet and spotty net
And a dead ringer for a young Coco Chanel
Basia looked absolutely terrific in every single one of my hats that she tried on. Including the couture Chanel beret style quilted hat that was made especially for the owner by Coco Chanel herself in the 1950s. I wish I had taken photos of Basia ( pronounced 'Basha') in all the hats she tried as she was the perfect model especially with her hair rolled into a perfect low set late 1930s/early 1940s net snood.She loves vintage and is here dressed in a late 1930s/early1940s silk blouse and 1930s Riviera style sailor cut trousers. This very rare French straw hat is later 1940s with a built in snood for hair rolled slightly higher off the neck. I was so happy that she bought it as I know that it will be worn and enjoyed as intended. Her lovely partner adored her in it and indeed so did all who saw her.