By Bianca Alexander[SCENE]: The colorful leaves of autumn twirl playfully to the ground giving way to stark, still branches. The sky takes on a cloudy, snow-like quality; the air, a chill that beckons living things to take cover.
The time of year when nature loves to make a theatrical entrance.[ENTER:] O’Lover Hats. Sustainably constructed at Oakland, California’s 25th Street Collective using traditional hand-blocking techniques and luxurious materials like vintage stock beaver felt and soft wool, these durable hats can stand up to winter’s harshest elements (including rain, snow and sleet) and a lifetime of wear.
Designer Elwyn Crawford considers her creations “wearable 3D art” that allows her clients to become “agents of transformation.”
In this deep purple number with a vintage blouse and bold tomato red lip, I’m doing just that. Scroll down for a few different ways to make your own dramatic statement.
Photo by Michael Alexander.
O’Lover hats can be custom ordered online, or found at San Francisco’s , an eco-fashion boutique in chic North Beach. 1314 Grant Avenue; (415) 593.5314