Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Fashion Forward

Aretha & That Hat
Scanning the crowd at Obama's inauguration, I came across a slew of individuals rocking berets, fur trapper caps, fedoras and various other hats. The Hat of the Day Award goes to Aretha Franklin, a woman known for rocking gorgeous crowns. The Queen of Soul, a product of the Baptist church, wrapped her head in an over-the-top gray hat with an oversized bow and beading, a sign of nobility and prestige deeply rooted in the black church. Regal. Noble. Elegant. The makings of a Queen.