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Wee finds: Hats at the V&A shop

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Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones, is the very latest exhibition to open at the V&A museum, and accordingly the rather brilliant V&A shop has stocked up on a delightful range of exclusive hat-themed products. I'm planning a trip to the museum next week, where I'll be nabbing one of these adorable acrylic brooches of ladies in cloche hats, which are quite reasonably priced at £10 each, and come in a variety of colours.
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I'm also loving these clever paper hats, perfect for parties or the kids' dressing-up box. At £2.50 each, both designs are based on actual hats from the V&A's collections. The 'Harlequin' hat is a based on a 1980s design by Chris Clyn, and the top hat is based on an early 20th-century design by Lock & Co.

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And if you're after a genuine Stephen Jones piece for less, you might like to check out the hatpin, £35, (left) and earrings, £40, (right), designed exclusively for the V&A. Jones was inspired by the "beautiful graphic ironwork on the staircase at the V&A" when he made these 'twisted cage' pieces.

Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones
Until 31 May 2009
£5, concessions available
Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2R

  • fabhat

    I want one! Fabhat by name I require one of those fabhat brooches…

  • http://www.thefloatingkitchen.com Emski

    Haven’t dropped by in a week or so and – ooh – so many treats to catch up on! Loving the latest instalment of My Secret London (H&M opening a homewares dept. is very exciting indeed), and Eley Kishimoto’s gorgeous prints, and totally with fabhat on the brooches above, they’re so clever…

  • flora

    OO I am so excited about the Stephen Jones exhibition, mainly because there will be some of the original hats from My Fair Lady! Imagine!
    Lovin your work birdies.

  • http://www.jacobwrestling.blogspot.com Cassandra

    GOD I love your blog. Have only just discovered it via Liberty London Girl and the Sunday Times list. Really like the way you’ve structured it. Sheer bliss – you have made my weekend. Cx