"Know first who you are, then adorn yourself accordingly."
Epictetus, c. 55 C.E. - 135 C. E.
Dear Lady of Style,
You are an intelligent woman. You know that the basic shape of the human head has been constant for many years… and you find yourself asking, how then can it be that your favorite hat style, which was once the height of fashion, may possibly be deemed out of vogue?
Or perhaps you feel that you were born in the wrong time period… you know that the elegant designs of the Belle Epoque would suit you perfectly, or depending on your mood, the audacious ones of the 1920s, or perchance nature really intended you to be one of the alluring veiled ladies of the 1940s.
But would such a look be dated? Surely not, for classic beauty is timeless, and we have only to recall magnificent beauties as Cleopatra and Madame de Pompadour to know that each generation may learn from and draw upon the accomplishments of those who came before.
But where can you find the quintessential accoutrement, the hat, which crowned and adorned the great and beautiful heads of the past, which can now so define your style?
Come to Cynthia's Centuries of Style…
…and take yourself on a journey through time. You are heiress to the collective consciousness of generations of women… and their wardrobes!