After spending hours trying to find out about this "Robinette" label and coming up empty, I gave up and just decided to let this pretty little hat speak for itself. It definitely has a vintage bridal/wedding vibe to it with black and white silk forget me not flowers along the edge while the top is covered in ivory velvet leaves with a few green silk leaves that float in between. It's a casque, or half-hat style and can be worn various ways so as to flatter the wearer. The scallop edged wire frame is coated in olive green velvet so it looks like fancy pipe cleaners but is far more sturdy yet flexible at the same time. The frame is covered with a medium weight mesh netting to which all the applique's are stitched and glued on. The forget me nots have almost a navy blue tinge in the photos but they are a deep charcoal black. The label, Robinette, is glued onto the cage, so it's most likely c. 1950's but I think it has more of a 1920's vibe to it and would make a great accessory for an art-deco bride or Gatsby party girl. Overall integrity of the hat is very good, though there is a break in the wire opposite the label which has been taped but because the frame is flexible and there are so many flowers it's not visible when on. There are also some loose leaves and random pin size spots here and there on the leaves, but I think that just adds to the antique look that makes it so lovely.
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