Posts tagged Courtney Cady
SUMMER HATS

As a California native, I never knew how much the majority of the world earns summer until I moved to New York. And now I can gladly say: NYC, we made it through winter, and not only that, but spring is over and we can rejoice because it’s summer! Praise Jah.

Of course with summer, comes the dreaded sun, but don’t worry, hats offer added sun protection, so we’ve got you covered. And fortunately, Bagtazo makes straw hats that won’t remind you of landscapers, dads or life guards. (But hello, thank you landscapers, dads and life guards).


Following our recent spring shop in Nolita, here is a roundup of NYC’s fav options:

Scarlet Hat
390.00

Yes, these are pricey, and that’s because they’re handmade by a master straw sewer in New York. But if you love the look but want something that’s not an investment piece, we also have affordable styles that literally look good on everyone:

Anglais Hat
120.00
Tulum Hat
150.00

And for all you self-proclaimed “non hat people,” who really want to wear hats and just don’t know how, here are a few tips:

• You can wear hats either straight on, at the back of your head, or go Alicia Keys and tilt that shit
• FTR a 3” brim is considered slightly wide, so anything wider is def a look. So for anyone who wants an entry level hat, we recommend the affordable hats above as a good starter piece
• Wear your hat to a weekend day thing like a park gathering to start. You won’t feel ridiculous because you’re out in the sun and literally need a hat. After which, you’ll prob fall in love and stop telling a hat designer that you feel ridiculous in hats. Hello, they’re actually useful, not just like a fashion thing, happy to have you in our camp now.
• If you didn’t catch that wearing hats to weddings is a def yes from the royal wedding, it is; as is wearing hats to baby showers, bridal showers, all garden parties, BBQs, children’s birthday parties, honestly anywhere you want to look cute and not get sun damage. And please, don’t feel like you have to wear crazy fascinators, you can totes just wear a normal hat, it’s 2019.
• Also please note that hats are a must at drag parties.

But if you’re going to be super active (like ride a bike, a horse), or maybe you’re going to a wedding on a breezy beach, we also have hats with straps. And I know you didn’t ask, but Bagtazo started making hats with straps and then worked backwards to strapless hats from there after I moved to San Francisco (a v windy place), because I’m a hat girl and was sick of my hat flying off with gusts of wind, so these are road tested and totally work.

So here’s hat styles you can wear during such situations:

 
Jagger Hat
299.00
 

And if it’s a night thing or a thing where you’re not worried about sun but are worried about your hat flying off because you’re short and whenever someone hugs you, your hat flies off (speaking for myself here), we have hats with milliner’s elastic meant to be worn at the back of your head (under your hair) that hold the hat in place:

 
Pillbox
195.00
Pillbox
195.00
 

But also, just know that any hat can be pressed down til it’s snug so that it doesn’t go flying when you’re walking fast or a light breeze catches. It covers your eyes really well worn like that, so it’s also great when you’re walking in midtown trying to dodge tourists (why is the garment district combined with the tourist district, please someone tell me).


Ok, and last thing you all ask: what about traveling with a hat? Well, you have options, first being just wear your hat on the plane. I do it literally every flight (sometimes I wear 3 at once so don’t tell me it’s hard). Your second option is to pack it upside down and stuff clothes in it and all around it. But please note, we very much do not recommend this for anything with a brim wider than 3.”

The main reason we don’t make truly packable hats is because we make very structured hats that have very distinct shapes. We are not where you’ll get a floppy hat, we are where you’ll get a graphic hat with a cool shape. So it’s not possible to make a packable hat. (But I will admit that the Anglais are packable, I just hate curved brims and after folding it in half and rolling it up, your brim will curve over time - which can be fixed with books on the brim overnight, but you heard it here first, we keep this a secret because the more you fold and roll, the less structured your beautiful hat will become).

But guess what?! We did make a hat that literally rolls up. It’s our roll up visor and it rules because it’s for non-committal hat days where you want to cover your face but don’t want to wear a hat all day. You’re welcome.

 
 

xoxo,
Coco

BAGTAZO IRL AT VOYAGER SHOP // LA + SAN FRANCISCO
 
GUY BOURDIN

GUY BOURDIN

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH OF NOVEMBER YOU CAN TRY ON HATS IRL AT VOYAGER SHOP IN LA AND SF!

IF YOU DON’T ALREADY LOVE VOYAGER, YOU’RE GOING TO. THEY CARRY AMAZING BRANDS AND HAVE AN ASSORTMENT OF APPAREL, ACCESSORIES, AND HOME GOODS THAT’LL HELP YOU ACHIEVE NEW MINIMAL-CHIC HEIGHTS. I LOVE HOPE STOCKHOLM AND COULD NEVER FIND IT ANYWHERE (IN THE DAYS BEFORE INTERNET SHOPPING), BUT COULD ALWAYS TRUST THAT ON MY SF TRIPS I COULD SCORE A PIECE AT VOYAGER SHOP. NOW YOU CAN SCORE BAGTAZO THERE TOO.

VOYAGER SHOP
ARTS DISTRICT - LOS ANGELES
300 S Santa Fe Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90013

PS I FLY FROM NY TO GET MY HAIRCUT BY MICHAEL QUINN AT SALON BENJAMIN ACROSS THE COURTYARD AND HE RULES. (CHECK HIS INSTAGRAM FOR THE BEST PRECISION CUTS OF YOUR LIFETIME).

VOYAGER SHOP
MISSION DISTRICT - SAN FRANCISCO
365 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94103

THE BEST PART IS BOTH THESE NEIGHBORHOODS ARE MY OLD STOMPING GROUNDS. I HAD AN OFFICE ON SANTA FE IN THE ARTS DISTRICT OF LA FROM 2010-2012, AND I MET MY HUSBAND OFF VALENCIA STREET IN SAN FRANCISCO IN 2014, SO PLEASE WEAR MY HATS ON THESE STREETS!

WHEN
ALL OF NOVEMBER, YA HEARD?

PLUS I WILL BE MAKING A PERSONAL APPEARANCE IN LA ON THE 10TH SO COME SAY HI.

CAN’T WAIT!
XO

 
WILDER HATS WITH GEORGIA O'KEEFFE – AGAIN!
 
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This summer I hinted of my hats with more Georgia O'Keeffe exhibitions and this month it's finally happening! The beautiful exhibition, Georgia O'Keeffe: Art, Image, Style that was at the Brooklyn Museum last spring has made its rounds to Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.

This exhibition is particularly special to me, because it focuses on O'Keeffe's personal style, and a few of my hat styles were selected to sell in the gift shop to allow visitors inspired by her style to take home a piece of the show. I take it as a huge compliment that my hats are being recognized as fitting with O'Keeffe's personal style, since she's such a female icon.

Anyway, if you're in New England, please go by and check out the exhibition, it's well worth it.

On view December 16, 2017 – April 1, 2018

 
WOMEN AND FILM
 

I'm pretty excited to share that I am now a contributing writer to Women and Filma community and exploration of female directed films and representations of women in media.  

We've started by taking a few of the articles I've written on Bagtazo's Periodical, and we will continue to re-post relevant articles from the Periodical on Women and Film. I'm pretty excited because the site is such a cool concept, and I get to reach a new audience with my work.

If you haven't already read my article on Meredith Monk, you can check out the reposting here.

Bagtazo's Periodical is an art history blog that I maintain somewhat as an exercise to help me through the design process, and to also help me deal with a lot of the angst I have towards the fashion industry and trends. I studied Visual Anthropology at USC, so it's great that my education has come full-circle and now some of my articles will be posted on a film-centric site.

Please subscribe to my periodical if you're into art history, and be sure to follow Women and Film on Instagram. You can also subscribe to Women and Film to receive updates by following this link and scrolling to the bottom of the page.

xoxo

 
INSPIRATION: GRACE JONES & GENDER NEUTRALITY

THE QUEEN: GRACE JONES

Maybe you already know that I love Grace Jones. To me, Grace is the queen of fashion.

A few days ago as we were testing out where to set up the projector in our new apartment, I put on videos of Grace. We love watching old TV, so we started watching her interviews, and I stumbled upon one that stuck with me.

So, here's a video of Grace Jones talking about gender neutrality and smashing the patriarchy before we had the modern words we use today. (Specfically at 6:28). Out of all the interviews we watched, I thought this interviewer was among the best. Unlike the other interviewers (with the exception of goddess joan rivers), He really did his research and shows no sign of intimidation or judgement. 

Language has become quite complex with regards gender these days, but within my lifetime, we didn't have terms that could easily explain these ideas because they were still being created. Language has always interested me for this reason. Imagine how simple concepts were in ancient Rome before they implemented word order. in this video, Grace is able to explain herself before society could even pallet her ideas, before society even had words for the concepts she's describing.

all hail queen grace

xx,
Coco

BAGTAZO AT AGO TORONTO WITH O'KEEFFE

WILDER HATS WITH GEORGIA O'KEEFFEE – ARE YOU FOR REAL?!

Dear Diary,

My Wilder Hats are at the museum gift shop at AGO Toronto to compliment their current Georgia O'Keeffe exhibition (now through July 30th) organized by the Tate Modern! 🎈🎈🎈 

It's a huge honor to have my work be associated with O'Keeffe, her work has made such an impact on me.

If you're in the area and haven't visited the show, I highly suggest it! The retrospective made its only North American stop at AGO, so it's extra special. 

I've loved seeing people's selfies wearing the hats as well, so please keep them coming. Also keep posted for other Bagtazo hats showing up along side O'Keeffe exhibitions throughout the US this year. I'll reveal the details as soon as I can!

Until then, enjoy the summer.

xoxo,
Coco