Day 469 / Hat 469: Seven-spiked diadem in oxidized-copper-green foam with black printing that reads: "Statue of Liberty" at the top (along with a mini version of Lady Liberty in the middle) and "New York, USA" below the chin.
Purchased for the Project by the Bride who "bought it in front of the bull" on her way to (or more likely from) the Victoria Beckham fashion show this morning. That show was down on Wall Street and the bull of which she speaks is Charging Bull a bronze sculpture in Bowling Green Park near Wall Street. I assume she bought it from one of the vendors that frequent the area.
According to this FAQ,the seven spikes are supposed symbolize rays of light representing the seven continents and/or the seven seas. I think Lady Liberty carries off the crown much better than I -- this version makes me look less like a symbol of freedom from tyranny and more like a baby starfish.
Hat-tip to the Bride for coming through in the clutch -- and assist to the torch-hoisting giantess in New York Harbor.
*[Update 9/8/2014] The second the Bride got home last night she looked at the photo and said: "That's a hat fail." She explained that the bottom of the circle goes on the back of the head not under the chin. I swear I tried that but it didn't look right. But now it does. I've added the photo of it worn correctly for comparison at right.
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