Friday, September 12, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 474 -- Bicoastal Shower Cap Edition

Day 474 / Hat 474: Transparent plastic shower cap with elasticized edge. Square box inside is an unopened Gilchrist & Soames shower cap (aka bonnet de douche). 

The idea for this installment of the Project began last night at the Dublin House, the local watering hole in our NYC Fashion Week neighborhood. The person suggesting it was Robert "Jigs" Janjigian (aka "Karen"),the fashion editor of the Palm Beach Daily News and, like the Bride and I, was holing up at the Lucerne Hotel during the bi-annual run of shows. 

He knew the "bonnet de douche" was one of the amenities offered by the Lucerne and, aware of the  brisk schedule facing us  in our return from NYC to LA today, thought it might be a good candidate for inclusion.

"I was going to knit a little something around the edge but ran out of time," he said last night . (Only Jigs could get away with offering to embroider the edge of a suggestion.)

Oddly enough, when we got to our room, there was a cookie delivery (unrelated to Jigs) hanging from our room's doorknob - in a plastic shower cap. That's why the box (Jig's idea) is tucked inside the serendipitous shower cap.

Having arrived (finally) back in L.A., I offer the hat-tip to Jigs, the shoulder devil to my fashion week behavior. 

PC 374: One Night Only
PC 274: My Cat On My Hat
A Year Ago Today in Project Cubbins

Q: OK, nice hat -- but what exactly is Project Cubbins, anyway?

A: One man's homage to Dr. Seuss and his second book, "The 500 Hats of Bartholemew Cubbins," which celebrated the 75th anniversary of its publication in 2013, Project Cubbins is an attempt to document the wearing of a different hat or piece of headgear every day for 500 consecutive days. No do-aheads, no banking of hats, no retroactive entries. PC started on May 27, 2013 with Hat 1

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