A Hat Fit for a Movie with a View

I’m a sucker for analogous color palettes, especially warm ones, thus this $10, Brooklyn Flea, red and magenta, impulse purchase. And why would I even try to resist a hat that still has the original “Liz Claiborne Accessories” tag attached? Now that it’s been photographed, I should probably remove the tag. Wish as I may, I don’t think I have what it takes to rock it Minnie Pearl style.

I’m wearing this hat for the first time because I’m participating in one of my favorite Brooklyn summer activities this evening: Movies with a View.

Movies with a View: Rear Window

This is a photo from a few weeks ago when we saw one of the greatest movies of all time, Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 Rear Window. (How beautiful is Grace Kelly in this dress?) Tonight is 1980’s The Blues Brothers, and I’m pretty off-the-charts excited. When I emailed my studiomates to see who was in, the infamous Rob (Windhammer) Weychert wrote back…

Nary a finer film has been crafted upon this mortal coil than The Blues Brothers. I am so in.”

James Brown, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Carrie Fisher (toting a rocket launcher, no less)? Yeah, I’m so in, too. So, back to the hat… to score a primo blanket position for the movie, you have to arrive around 6 p.m. when the sun is still riding high in the sky, and there’s no shade in site. Wearing this hat will help keep my freckle (not to mention skin cancer) quotient in check. Plus it seems fitting to wear a hat while waiting to watch a movie with Aretha Franklin in it. Lady can wear a hat like nobody’s business. Respect.

Want to join us next week for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade? “You have chosen wisely.”

Thanks to WORKSHOP’s intrepid intern Aymie for the hat photo.


  1. Beth Marcil

    It’s my first time on your blog, Ms. Jessi, and I love, love, LOVE it. You have taken love of color to new heights. I’m a lover of color too, so every image on here gives me ear-to- ear grins. My first love affair with color began with a gumball machine when I was a kid. What can be better than looking through the glass to those luscious round and ever-so-colorful orbs, wishing I had one of each color in my mouth. Yum. That’s the moment I knew that color and I would have a lifelong relationship. Thanks for taking me on such a grand tour. I look forward to more!

  2. Margie Marcil

    I have just finished going to every single section of your blog and smiling through every word and every image!  So-o-o-o much fun!  Love the energy, love your writing, would love to spend more time with you!
    Can’t wait to find more fun on this blog in days to come!

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