I recently bought a cool book called:

Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats by Michael Cunningham, Craig Marberry and Maya Angelou (Oct 17, 2000)

I enjoy books about hats and enjoyed this one.  It included pictures of many different women wearing their hats with a short essay about each one.  The only thing I didn't like about the book was that the pages weren't large enough and it was printed in black and white.

Does anyone else know of any hat picture books (coffee table-type books) they would recommend?  

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I've just bought the most fabulous book!! 

It's not necessarily just about hats, but most of the pictures show women in hats.  It's called 'Advanced Style' by Ari Seth Cohen - and it's basically a photo gallery of New York women of 'advanced years' who have incredible fashion sense, style and pizzaz.  Its fabulous.  first book I've ever soon which champions real, older women and their unique fashion.

On Amazon now.  http://www.amazon.com/Advanced-Style-Ari-Seth-Cohen/dp/157687592X/r...


This looks like a great book, Greer!  I too like to see older women's fashion sense highlighted. 

"Seasoned" women control more wealth than younger women; marketing to this group makes good economic sense!

I have such a book called "1000 Hats"  by Norma Shephard, pbviously there are pictures of 1000 hats taken over the years. I love looking at it for inspiration

here is the Amazon link





Cynthia, I just remembered another book I have, which I love.  It IS a hat book this time.  

It's 'Vintage Hats & Bonnets 1770 - 1970 - Identification & Values', 2nd Ed.  by Susan Langley.  It;s over 400 pages of hats with historical, fashion and hat overview of each decade.  A must for collectors or those who love historical/vintage hats.

Amazon link:   http://www.amazon.com/Vintage-Hats-Bonnets-1770-1970-Second/dp/1574...


Thanks Dianne and Greer for your suggestions.  I ordered *Advanced Style* from from Amazon yesterday after, and it arrived today!  I often joke that Amazon delivers items to me before I actually order them.  I really like the idea of style for older ladies.  Too often we cull through the styles of the day and merely choose that which we can get away with.  I especially like the fact that many of these looks were flamboyant without being sexually provocative!


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