Thursday, December 2, 2010

Items in a Goth's wardrobe

Todays "must have's" is a bowler hat.
Charlie Chaplin and his pretty women in the movies (they had some sweet make up and hair back then) made me want one, and then of course the movie Clockwork Orange made everyone else crave for one.
I did search long and hard for one in my apple-head size. The only ones I could find was for hydrocephalus heads ;) (no offence if you have hydrocephalus).

Last summer I went to London with some pretty boy and can you believe - somewhere deep in the Stables Market in Camden Town a lady sold lots of knickknack like indian dream catchers and other very strange items. And amongst all this shit I saw a shape I longed for - the perfect bowler hat! Not that kind of crappy new made hats with doubtful quality, but a real hard one, like from the old era. It was a Holy Grail moment for me. I felt dizzy and everything else just stopped moving...

Of course she had a real overprice to it, like £35 or more. In Sweden theese hats can be found cheap, like £9 - but only in super sizes. I tried it on - and it was a perfect match, like when Darth Vader got his helmet on. I think I even started to breath like him ;)

I told her £10. She of course refused. So I said thank's and bye.
In the 2 seconds I took for me to leave her little "store" she said - "Okay, fine, you can have it for £10."
I'm guessing she had this hat since the beginning of the century and it never fitted anyones head. She must have know the chance of another apple-headed person to come her way would be another century...
But I only wear it on bad hair days. Good hair should never be hidden under a hat!


  1. I' ve already got it. It looks awesam!!

  2. The real deal is SO HARD to find! I really want one for my dad's b-day but getting a proper sized one will probably cost me 30 bucks. You've got a great deal there!

  3. <3 very rad!

    - Kinky Mint

  4. I have one! It's an alice in wonderland themed one though, it's like a blood red colour, with a really pretty design on it, and a black ribben, and a bow, and in the center of the bow, there is a really cute silver heart with swerls and curls all through it! It's sooo cute

  5. Yeah, I also got one and I love it! And surely the one you've got has a lot of history, you're so lucky, aaawn...

  6. lol good story!

    Yes, the difference in the old bowler hats and new the new ones is laaarge, the old ones are amazing and built to last.

  7. i'm one of your readers from Latvia. and i'm planning to take a trip to Sweden-Stockholm soon. And i wanted to ask you, if it is possible to find mac cosmetics there? or where do you buy yours? :)

  8. Just in case Adora would miss your question Anastasija, yes you can buy MAC cosmetics in Stockholm. Both at Åhléns City and at the PUB building, you will find both on Drottninggatan which itself is quite easy to find.

  9. I found a bowler's hat about 8 years ago when I was in San Francisco at Fisherman's Wharf. I was so excited and it was the only one and it was only $15 so I got it. Silly me though forgot that, when I tried it on, I had some braids in my hair. So it's too big and blows off in the wind and it's almost always windy where I live now. :(