Hats off to Pique-Nique sur la Baie, the bayfront luncheon and fashion show for New College Library Association on April 7. To top off the lovely ladies attending, local boutiques have unveiled 2010’s most romantic (and paparazzi-enticing) confections. Even if you don’t make the party, any of these fun couture chapeaus will lift your spirits for the entire year.
1 Gunmetal cloche straw with tone-on-tone satin bow ($255), Juno & Jove, 100 Central Ave., (941) 953-0000. 2 Delicate natural straw picture hat ($220), Dream Weaver Collection, 364 St. Armands Circle, (941) 388-1974. 3 Wide-brimmed pink straw adorned with dahlia and feathers ($72), Barefoot Contessa, 305 W. Venice Ave., (941) 484-1898. 4 Peach natural straw picture hat trimmed with giant cabbage rose ($275), also from Dream Weaver Collection. 5 Lavender cloche with silk rosettes, white trim and leaves ($263), and 6 hot pink cloche with huge flower in caladium print ($312). Both from Saks Fifth Avenue, 100 Southgate Plaza, (941) 364-5381.