Vintage Inspiration | Bring Back the Parasol

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A few weeks ago, I went to the Two Point Oh LA picnic at Griffith Park. I don’t do well in the sun after a while, so I decided to bring my lovely parasol. I bought this parasol at the Hootenanny a few years ago. The Hootenanny is a blues, rock, punk rockabilly music event. A whole day filled with music and fantastic vendors. Granted, I could pick up a parasol in Chinatown for a much cheaper price, but the one I purchased was less than $20 and was so beautiful, featuring cherry blossoms and scalloped trim, that I couldn’t resist.

A parasol makes a perfect summer accessory. Sometimes even a hat gets too warm and sunblock protects you, but it doesn’t shield you from the sweltering heat. The parasol is just like an umbrella, but much prettier, so it’s not too much of a fashion risk for those of us that err on the conservative side. I say we bring back the parasol!

How about you – would you use a parasol?

Images: top (via Daily Bits of Beauty), painted parasol, square parasol, gold gilded pink parasol

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1 deja pseu { 08.02.10 at 8:50 am }

I would definitely use a parasol, and I love the ones you’ve shown here!

2 Princess Tatiana { 01.07.13 at 3:39 am }

That first image is absolutely gorgeous. I live in Australia where the sun is scorching hot in the summer, and have been using a parasol for nearly 20 years (and have written a few stories on them on my own blog). They are slowly coming into fashion here in Melbourne and are not at all an unusual sight – you see them more often than wide-brimmed hats in fact. Interestingly, Japanese tourists seem to use them a lot too. I actually had that white and black umbrella, only mine was red and white. Sadly it got quite torn. Thanks for the story!

3 Just Peachy x | Be My Vintage Valentine { 07.28.13 at 12:02 am }

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