GROS GRAIN

The gros grain ribbon I like the most is silky and bright. It should look like the way it feels – opening a box of chocolate or a present from abroad. I prefer the French far above the German ribbon.

HAT MATTER

First hat. Pale pink with a modest pattern. The crown is an 19th century, asymmetric triangle form, it’s Valerie’s. I love the shape. It’s petite, classic and bit quirky. It won’t suit everybody. Some girl friends fitted the hat and it looks perfect on them.