Headpiece attracts attention

THERE’S a transformation that takes place when a woman selects and wears a headpiece – a subtle shift in confidence which demands attention.

This change into a confident and stunning individual was something that drew Rita Crawford into the realm of headwear creation.

“It is amazing to watch. A woman chooses a piece and all of a sudden their posture changes. They start to pose, they’re a model,” Mrs Crawford said.

Change is a process Mrs Crawford knows well after she was involved in a car crash two and a half years ago.

“I was a hair-stylist for 40 years but after the accident I was unable to work. My salon is now my headwear studio in my home,” she said.

“My favourite quote from Hats and Anthology by Stephen Jones at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum was: The ultimate accessory – the hat.

“When the right client meets the right piece, the wearing begins.” Mrs Crawford said her favourite time of year was Warwick Cup season and had these tips for fashion lovers.

“Remember to look good, feel good and have fun,” she said.

“Balance is most important for race wear. Bags and shoes need not be colour matched but every aspect must be balanced.

“Gloves are making a come-back and look great with the right outfit but remember they should be lightweight for a spring Warwick Cup.

“Dress for the season and occasion as race wear is formal day wear not cocktail wear.”



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