11.18.2010

Noticeable Style


At a festival, I'm looking at the crafts, at the art, booths-ful of trinkets -scrounging for a bargain, which I'm unlikely to find. But mostly I'm looking at everyone else. And sneaking pictures. Don't find fault - you know you're looking, too! You just don't have your camera handy.
And so, here are some stand-outs from the Chataugua Festival in September:

Amazingly tall man sporting a shocking pink hat. Now, that's self-confidence!

Bald (?) man who found a great way to cover up!
Those hats have velcro, interchangeable ... hair. Found one in Hilton Head, where else, and considered it for the Christmas gift exchange.
Beware, if you're involved in that...

I'm a little bit sorry for this one. Women should not take notice of other women's hair oddities, since that could, certainly will be one of us on another day. But I couldn't resist - she walked in front of me for a long time before I took aim.

Lastly, an add-on from the art museum field trip. I took My Youngest to see the new armor exhibit the Friday before Halloween. We knew there had to be a special event going on, since the parking lot was overflowing with cars full of fussingly-flustered, elderly ladies. As it turned out, there was a posh luncheon being held in the museum restaurant. This dear lady, arriving quite after everyone else was seated (for a grand entrance, no doubt), was dressed for the holiday!
That is a spider fashioned into a hat to compliment her orange outfit.
Quite a statement, I thought. Very much photo-worthy! I tried to explain to The Youngest, who was pulling at my arm, quietly begging me to not take photos of strangers, that a person only dresses like that if they want to be noticed. So why not oblige them and take a few shots?
The server in the background agreed with my son.

3 comments:

marie said...

I notice stuff like this too! Just never thought about snapping pics. Love this post!

About the "red hair" lady ~ didn't you just want to reach out and smooth her hair down!!

PS. Thanks for commenting on my post today ~ I'm glad you were able too!

krissy said...

love this post!

Rachel said...

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