I’m a huge Gossip Girl fan. Aside from the very catchy plot I particularly love their FASHION styles. I particularly love BLAIRE’s sense of FASHION. One episode it was winter season Blaire was wearing a BERET when she kissed Nate at the skating ring of Central Park. It was a very romantic scene but my eyes was fixed at the BERET she was wearing.
So, What is a BERET?
A beret (pronounced /ˈbɛreɪ/ or /bəˈreɪ/; French: [beˈʁɛ]) (Basque: txapel; and Portuguese/Spanish: boina), is a soft, round, flat-crowned cap, usually of woven or hand-knitted wool, wool felt, or these days often acrylic fiber.
The beret is usually associated with France although it is in fact more specific to the Pyrenees, a region which extends to the Northern Basque Country. It has also been occasionally a traditional or fashionable headgear in the Netherlands and Italy. With precursors extending as far back as the Middle Ages in the Low Countries, and strong claims in the Béarn, the exact origins of the beret remain unknown.
The beret fits snugly around the head, and can be “shaped” in a variety of ways – in America and Europe it is commonly worn pushed to one side (local custom usually prescribes which, but there is no universal rule). It can be worn by both men and women.
Berets are not often lined, but a few are, usually partially with satin. In military berets, the headband is worn on the outside; military berets often have external sweatbands of leather, pleather or ribbon. The traditional woolen beret (also worn by selected military units, such as the Belgian Chasseurs Ardennais), usually has the “sweatband” folded in. In such a case, these berets have only an additional inch or so of the same woolen material designed to be folded inward for a more snug fit.
I would really love to have one, calling all my friends (hehehehe) my birthdays coming up this October *wink*. I can’t find BERET here in the Gensan and Davao that fits my budget. I saw one at CHIMES Davao and OMG! one BERET hat cost more than 2,000 pesos. And it’s not the one I like because it’s very soft and very hard to form shape. I love the BERET the one BLAIRE’s wearing in the photo.
Any ways BERET comes in different shape, size, color and purpose.
I will update this post once I have my very own BERET. *crossing my fingers*