Have you heard the hoopla around Aretha Franklin’s inaugural hat? Her hat is a hit and the blogesphere is buzzing about it. From what I’ve read, the hat was made by Luke Song, a hat designer from Detroit. Mr. Song has been flooded with calls from women wanting the same hat. Luke said that the hat would cost about $500 if he were to sell them, but the hand-molded, hat with the rhinestone bow is a one-of-a-kind hat made especially for Aretha. Song said, “Her particular hat, I will not sell a copy, even if someone offers me a million dollars.”
I admit that I googled Aretha’s hat to see where I could get one. Since I can’t get my own Aretha hat, I thought I could at least photoshop myself wearing one. Here’s my new Facebook Avatar.
I gave several friends photoshopped Aretha hats. And now there are several Facebook and Flickr groups dedicated to Aretha’s hat! Here is a good one with lots of fun photos: