I recently got an offer to review a product from a cute online British surf shop called Surfdome. I'm sure that whatever stereotypes might exist about various cultures and their aptitudes toward surf fashion, these preconceived notions probably don't favor the English. But clearly, any such notions are bullshit, because this shop is totally excellent. Their stock is pretty huge, but also pretty cohesive, packed full of not just Volcom and Vans, but adorable boho stuff too. Hence, I chose this Pia Rossini floppy fedora (though they also have plenty other hats with a more surf/skate friendly vibe here).
I definitely love it. It's beautifully well shaped and looks awesome no matter how haphazardly I throw it on my head.
It also looks like it belongs to Vampire Hunter D. I'm counting this as a good thing.
Pia Rossini hat: Surfdome
Booties: Juicy Couture
Old Whiplash Bash t-shirt: Vintage via the Getup
Non-functional belt: Thrifted
I love this boho hat, despite the fact that shooting hats, especially ones with wide brims like this, can be a challenge. I really had to watch the angle I was shooting from so as not to cast awkward shadows across the middle of Cammila's face. Of course, at the time I was not thinking about capturing a gothic-80's-anime look, a la Vampire Hunter D -- which totally begs for angular shadows! I was too distracted by all the gorgeous light refractions and orbs I was getting from the bright sun bouncing off all the particulates in the air. However, I have to think that Cammila's choice of dark aviator sunglasses was a brilliant nod to the shadow over D's eyes in the poster. -MC