It's April and a girl's heart turns to umbrellas. Or perhaps not. So often I see people walking in the rain sans brolly now, and getting drenched in the process. Why not use an umbrella, which is after all an interesting, practical and many times lovely invention? Slugs adore rain au naturel, but you know better, don't you!
Gene Kelly made not using an umbrella look fabulous in Singing in the Rain, but he has his in hand...it is his dance partner. Without it, he'd just be wet.
And where would Mary Poppins be without hers?
Some of the most interesting and cool vintage accessories come with J-shaped handle:
Please don't let umbrellas go the way of hats! Stay dry and beautiful!