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Top 10 Hat-Type Things

September 23, 2010

How many of you have seen the Target ad with the woman pondering whether she can wear a hat?  Here’s the quick transcript:

WomanHmmm…do I wear hats? (daydreaming)  I could wear hats if I partook in hat-type things…like strolling in an orchard…. (handsome man on ladder hands her an apple) Is this my husband?  Awesome! (boy and girl runs by her, boy says, “Cool hat, Mom” — in the first version of the ad he just said, “Hi, Mom” — interesting change by Target’s ad people)  Oh, my perfect kids!  Alright.

Target: $14.99

WomanI totally wear hats!”

TargetYou totally wear hats.

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I’ve heard so many people comment on that ad either directly to me, or in my booth at local shows, and it’s encouraging to hear that the ad really caught people’s attention.  Many people in my booth will declare that they love hats but that they’re “not hat people”, to which I reply that anyone can wear a hat (and, historically, everyone did until about forty years ago), you just have to try on enough styles to find what works for you.  You also have to be emotionally prepared for the attention, especially since hats aren’t the norm right now.

So in honor of Target’s attempt to turn more people into “hat people”, I’ve compiled a list of my Top Ten Hat Type Things!

Drum roll please…….

10.  Going to church, weddings, or some other special function

9.  Lunch date with friends

8.  Art gallery receptions (these are great places for people watching, so why not be the one being watched?!)

7.  That fabulous beach vacation where you act (and dress) like Katharine Hepburn at Martha’s Vineyard

6.  Holiday shopping – make your shopping trips more fun by playing dress-up, completing the ensemble with a wonderful hat!

5.  Strolling in the Gardens with friends or loved ones (Central Park or the Tuileries will do nicely, thank you)

4.  Cocktails at The Melrose Hotel in Dallas

3.  Mad Hatter Tea Parties

2.  a day at the Races

and the number one Hat Type Thing is… three words…

1.  BAD HAIR DAY!  A great hat can fix any bad hair day in 2 seconds flat!

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Feel free to comment with your own ideas for the Best Hat-Type Things and have a great evening!

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  1. September 24, 2010 1:16 am

    this is great! I will look for that Target ad. Thanks so much, as always, love your stuff.

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