At the moment, the UK seems to be beset with sudden downpours which are rather more suited to April than May, but I’m told warmer, sunnier weather is on its way. The forecast for the bank holiday is looking better and I’m excited to see what my followers and customers get up to in the sun over the long weekend.
Just in time for the arrival of (hopefully!) all that hot and sunny weather, I’m over the moon to unveil the new Luxury Collection of summer hats. The new summer hats are all hand-woven from high quality Toquilla straw in Ecuador before being blocked, bound and trimmed by hand here in the UK. These elegant hats are the perfect accessory for summer days out and will help keep harmful rays from damaging the delicate skin of your face and neck.
I’ve chosen three hat designs to make up the new Luxury Collection – the Adalia, the Heloise and the Graciana. All three names are Ecuadorian Spanish as a little nod to the provenance of these hats. Adalia means ‘noble’, Heloise means ‘renowned warrior’ and Graciana translates as ‘grace’. Perfect for my strong, independent and beautiful customers to wear with pride! Here’s a little more information about each design:
I love the way the wide brim gives this hat an easy elegance whilst protecting your face from the sun. Plus, the natural colour works beautifully with relaxed timeless summer styles. This hat is trimmed with a sleek satin band and finished with a Hayfield-branded luxury antique brass button.
The Heloise is bleached in Ecuador to give it a crisp, clean white finish which I think is perfect for chic summer accessorising. The wide brim ensures a graceful and elegant silhouette and will shade the delicate skin of the face and neck from harmful UV rays. The addition of a pretty grosgrain ribbon and a Hayfield-branded luxury antique brass button are the perfect finishing touches.
The Graciana is the small-brim version of the Heloise, a wonderful choice for those looking for a summer hat with understated style and elegance. Hand woven and bleached in Ecuador, the Graciana is then finished in the UK and trimmed with a white grosgrain ribbon around the outer brim and complemented with a black grosgrain ribbon and the new signature Hayfield-branded antique bronze button.
All three styles are available in 3 hat sizes (the measurements below are the circumference of the head just above the ears):
Small: 55cm / 6.75 inches
Medium: 57cm / 7 inches
Large: 59cm / 7.25 inches
I predict that these will be very popular indeed, so make sure you take a closer look and snap one up in time for summer adventures!