We were shocked–shocked!–when we failed to see anyone rocking one of those humungous, furry Stephen Jones for Marc Jacobs hats from last season outside the shows at NYFW. So in order to spare the rest of you that same shock (shock!), we chose to bite the bullett and be that person. Of course, real Marc Jacobs x Stephen Jones is a little out of our budget. So we turned to the next best thing: Amazon.com, which rewarded our exhaustive search with this floppy, furry, seriously fabulous little leopard printed number.
I was feeling especially confident on this day, having realized earlier that I’d unwittingly dressed myself in a Marc Jacobs spring 2013-esque stripy bodysuit–two MJ trends at once? Why ever not. I popped on my topper the second I exited the Columbus Circle subway and was immediately inundated with compliments (and maybe a few glares) from passers-by. You might think I’m joking–I was in shock, too. On my walk to Lincoln Center, I was praised by both men and women for my choice of outlandish and extremely pet-able accessory… It was like a narcissist’s dream. Not that I would know.
Once we arrived to LC, the reaction to my ode to Marc was a little lackluster. It was coming on evening which, Ashley informed me, isn’t ideal for photographing. The courtyard (veranda? Quad?) was dotted with simple-dressed folk–apparently, no photographers equals no outlandishly dressed editors and bloggers. Hence I concede that the lack of attention to my fancy hat was due entirely to poor timing–though I did attract one lone cell-phone-pic taker (enjoy that one, buddy!). Plus, I found my new favorite hat.