I'll be honest, mini hats were one of the first things I fell in love with when I discovered lolita… through anime. *gaspeth!* It was when I was first coming out of the otaku closet so to speak. I had been watching anime for a little while and had just been introduced to the wondrous world of manga. I started collecting pictures of all these wondrous characters with fabulous dresses, bonnets, and mini hats referred to as "gothic lolitas." Then, one day, the heavens opened up and the angels sang when I discovered that people actually wore these clothes! Coming from an anime and manga background, I admit, my tastes were quite tacky in the beginning. Luckily, I passed through this phase quickly and quietly with no access to funds nor any sewing skills. *phew!* Mary Magdalene and Victorian Maiden showed me the way to the true path. However, even now, little shrunken hats perched at skewed angles makes my heart flutter a bit.
Mary Magdalene (Have I mentioned how this is my favorite dress of all time?)
|Just look at the beaded details|