Seville Hat by Brooklyn

Tenth Street Hats: A Collection of the Best Fall Hats for Women

We love hats, the variety of styles, the way it completes a look, and the way it can change your look. For as long as we can remember, we’ve struggled to find a hat that both fits and looks good on our heads. Thanks to the combination of big heads and a lot of hair, finding those gems are few and far between. Even now we own hats that we’ve never worn. We love the idea of hats and love to see people wearing them, while we cursed our follically blessed and larger than most heads. But we have discovered hope in the form of Tenth Street Hats, a range of designer hats made in the old way and sold in a new way. We’ve finally found a hat company with very chic hats that we look good it (and they fit).

Tenth Street Hats: A Collection of the Best Fall Hats for Women

The family-run Tenth Street Hats boasts a collection of hats that blends a vintage feel with modern sensibilities. The California-based label works with expert craftsmen and cutting-edge designers to bring you quality hats. Using rare hat-making machines, Tenth Street Hats has been providing stylish hats for almost 100 years. Their range of women’s fall hat offerings includes styles from the following designers: Aegean, Biltmore, Brooklyn, John Callanan, Dorfman Pacific, Scala, and Stetson. They offer a lot more brands for men, including Santana by Carlos Santana, Stacy Adams, Indiana Jones, Panama Jack, and more. Check out all the fall hats they have available.

Tenth Street Hats: A Collection of the Best Fall Hats for Women

This fall, Tenth Streets Hats offers the following women’s styles: Fedoras, Fishermen, Cloche, Safari, Berets, Safari, Western, and much more. The new season means new styles, new fashions, and new accessories. We fell (pun intended) head over heels in love with the Cloche silhouette, particularly the Sciacca by Scala (featured below in Blush; a perfect way to rock Pantone’s 16-1511 Rose Tan). This fashionable and functional felt wool hat features a feminine bow detail at the back and is crushable, so it retains its shape when packed. Other favorites, also by Scala, are the Katie Ann Cloche, which features spiral studded detailing; and the Tula, a pleated crown style in boiled wool. The Seville by Brooklyn, an elegant, wool felt Gaucho (boater-style) hat with a leather band and bow.

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A great hat is a great way to spice up your fall wardrobe. Whatever your go-to looks this fall, Tenth Street has the perfect hat for you; and will help you get the perfect fit.

Tenth Street Hats: A Collection of the Best Fall Hats for Women

Could your fall wardrobe use the addition of a great fall hat? Plus, they make excellent Holiday gifts for her and him.


Claire’s SS16 Jewelry and Accessories Collection

When it comes to festival fashion accessories, no one knows more on what to wear than Claire’s. No matter the trend, the fashion jewelry, and accessories retail giant, is the go-to for all your stylish, festival season needs. As we are now in full swing of festival fashion season, the trendsetting pieces from the Claire’s SS16 Jewelry and Accessories Collection should be high on your radar.

The jewelry and accessories emporium introduces some cutting-edge fashions in jewelry, accessories, hair and beauty for the season, called Tokyo Gardens, inspired by the futuristic fashion feel of the Orient. Consider this your invitation to stock up on must-have necklaces, earrings, bracelets, body jewelry, midis, rings, scarves, bags, etc, without breaking your budget. Thanks to Claire’s, your spring and summer can’t help but look so good.

Need an elegant initial necklace, a trendy choker, quirky bestie necklace, or statement necklace? You can find it all in the Claire’s SS16 Jewelry and Accessories Collection. The jewelry collection boasts necklaces, earrings, and bracelets with memorable details such as antique metal medallions, stones, crystal, pearls, mixed metal beads, coins, feathers, and fringe. The collection’s pieces are perfect for wearing alone or layering with your festival looks.

Since one cannot accessorize their spring/summer look with jewelry alone, Claire’s offers trendy, must-have accessories that include shoes, backpacks, hats, cell phone covers, nail accessories, and sunglasses. Favorite pieces include the rope sandals, a stunning Hobo with fringe, a pale floral rose patterned straw fedora hat with black trim, and the nautical flasks. The Claire’s SS16 Jewelry and Accessories Collection will keep up up-to-date with the coolest on-trend styles and must-have looks.

Will you be stepping inside Claire’s Tokyo Gardens for some of their must-have jewelry and accessories? What are some of your favorite pieces from the Claire’s SS16 Jewelry and Accessories Collection?

Hair Do: Satin-Lined Caps by Grace Eleyae

I recently read an article saying that it’s best to go to sleep in a top knot. As someone who worship at the altar of top knots especially on extremely hot and humid summer days I am all for that, but as a woman of African American descent, I have to worry about my edges, so of course when I go to sleep, I wrap my hair and head in a silk scarf, as the rule goes. The problem with this is when I wake up, the silk scarf that started on my head is now either on my pillow next to me, on the floor next to my bed, and on one especially hot and humid night, on the floor across the room (no clue how it arrived at that destination). Luckily there’s a new product on the market, the SLAP, aka Satin-Lined Caps by Grace Eleyae, that are made to protect your hair.

Satin-Lined Caps by Grace Eleyae

If your hair has ever felt brittle, or your silk scarf does not remain on your head while you sleep, like my aforementioned silk scarf, this is the solution for you. The Satin-Lined Caps by Grace Eleyae are made to be worn both outdoors and indoors, day and night. This satin-lined hat has protected my hair from feeling dry thanks to the moisture-sucking, and unpredictable weather that surrounds us every single day, as well as the drying cotton pillowcases and headrests I sleep on at night. For some of us, like yours truly, who also perspire from scalp, we know the horrors of bad hair days after any activity, like walking or daring to be outside while it’s humid, the SLAP will keep your tresses in check no matter what. And the best part…it stays on your head. No longer do I wake up wondering where my headscarf is, the SLAP stays on my head.

The SLAP aka Satin-Lined Cap

Got curly hair that gets unruly? The satin lining in the SLAP helps to combat morning kinks and the annoying tangles. if your hair natural? The satin lining helps keep your hair moisturized while the elastic band keeps the SLAP in place all night. Bye-bye dryness! Do you straighten your hair? The satin lining helps to avoid frizziness and allows your straight style to last longer.

The SLAP comes in a variety of colors, and one size fits all heads. It is machine washable and each SLAP retails for $29.95. Save your hair (and your edges) by purchasing your favorite color at

Eric Javits Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

We’ve always loved the idea of lavish hats. We secretly one to be like those women who strolls into a room looking incredibly chic in a fabulous hat (yes we basically want to be Dynasty character) but alas, we were cursed with a big head some of the thickest hair known to man (cursed/blessed?), so we’ve simply ogled hats from afar which fuels our obsession whenever we see spectacular hats. You can imagine how we felt walking into the Spring/Summer 2016 preview for Eric Javits‘s distinctive hats and handbags.

We fell hard for one particular hat, a beautiful, stark white Floppy Sun Hat with a dramatic brim, that we spotted at the Zang Toi’s Spring 2016 runway show at NYFW the Shows. A perfect compliment to his “Splendor of Santorini” collection. Besides this being a beautiful hat, it’s also quite beneficial as Eric Javits’s hats block 95% UVA/UVB rays. That’s more time outdoors for us and protection for our skin.

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If you also noticed that gorgeous bag in the above photo, it’s a favorite as well. Eric Javits’s bags are not only stunning, they are lightweight, durable, and come interiors boasting fun prints. We adore the shape, the metallic tones, and the frayed edge details. Of course, that’s not the only bag we adored. Details played a very important role in falling for the beauty below, specifically, the seahorse zipper pull. Love its combination of chic and whimsy.

There were so much from the collection to fall in love with. Check out a few more of our favorites below, including spring/summer essential – visors


What do you think of the Eric Javits Spring/Summer 2016 Collection?

New Era Back at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

New Era returned back to host a wonderful lounge for the stylish men that attend Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Along with New Era Hats, the lounge featured other men’s favorites such as Tommy Bahama clothing, bags and accessories, Purity Vodka and hand rolled La Casa Grande Cigars. Men (and a few women) were also treated to massages and haircuts and styling by Christo NYC. But first, the hats: Guests arrived to a wall of New Era Hat choices they could try on and keep if they liked. The hats ranged from baseball caps to Fedoras

With some extra special caps coming your way soon that feature characters from upcoming blockbuster movies – Captain America, Pirates of the Caribbean and Green Lantern

Take a closer look at these character caps below

After guests were fitted and treated to New Era hats, they moved on to Tommy Bahama where they got a preview of the latest from the brand

Cigar smokers reveled in the on-the-spot hand rolling of cigars (even if they couldn’t smoke it inside the hotel’s suite) from a very sweet man from La Casa Grande Cigars

During all of these drinks served courtesy of Purity Vodka, noted as the worlds most awarded ultra premium vodka

Then it was off to getting pampered and beautified by Christo NYC

All in all, a wonderful escape for guys, especially as we girls tend to reap the benefits of these pampering lounges during fashion week.