Sunday, March 22, 2009

Monday Mischief: She-Aviator

Do you ever have one of those weeks where it seems that a random theme emerges again and again? The past week or so has definitely taken on an aviator theme for me: at a party last weekend, I donned my friend Ryan's aviator cap and goggles [he wears them to ride his scooter], and I felt they added a certain je ne sais quoi to my ensemble...of course, I was also just being a goofball. That same night I heard that an Amelia Earhart film is in the works, starring Hilary Swank. If you ask me, Amelia is one of the most amazing [and often underrated] people who have walked the planet, so I'm truly excited about this film!

Then...Refinery29 had a Trend Watch report that guessed it...aviator caps! How cute is red-headed Coco Rocha in her be-jeweled cap!!?? What do you think -- is this going to be the next fedora?

I am already thinking Amelia would be a great Halloween costume this year. If you're interested in Amelia, you should definitely check out the official website. Did you know she was:
♥ The first person to solo the 2,408-mile distance across the Pacific between Honolulu and Oakland, California; also first flight where a civilian aircraft carried a two-way radio
♥ First person to fly solo from Los Angeles to Mexico City; 13hrs 23min
♥ First person to fly solo nonstop from Mexico City to Newark; 14hrs 19min.


MySpecialStash said...

I've been charmed by the aviator trend as well!! I loved how unexpected the styling was at Hermes, and would love to have the confidence to incorporate those hats (and goggles!) into my accessories. Somehow I can't really see myself following through with it though...:)
Halloween seems like the perfect compromise- if only it were sooner!

spring said...

i second that emotion...i heart amelia.

[Tara] said...

My special stash -- I also don't know if I could pull it off as a fashion statement. Though it is quite cute and flattering. Maybe I just need a scooter to have an excuse to wear it!

spring -- I know! What an amazing lady; we should go check out the film when it comes out!

MHB said...

love this. im sure we'll see more as the pic comes out

years ago my sister brought me an old cloth tank driver's helmet from the Ukraine...might have to dig it out:)