Aretha’s church hat makes fashion experts “think”

Posted: January 27, 2009 in Above the Fold, Denominational Fun, Good for a Giggle, Snap, Crackle and POP Culture
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aretha-and-that-hatBarack Obama has been on the job for less than a week, and already someone has managed to steal his thunder. Who would be the dastardly culprit? The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.

Well, technically it wasn’t here, the song where she unfortunately paused in the middle of “coun-try” causing the FCC to have a collective coronary.

No, it was her church hat, or for those of us who are all too familiar with the COGIC experience, “Her Crown of Glory.” A bow that was twice as large as her own melon is now the rage nationally, according to the New York Times.

The hat was an instant sensation. Even before Ms. Franklin had finished singing “My Country, Tis of Thee” on the inaugural podium, calls began pouring in to her hat designer, Luke Song, 36, of Mr. Song Millinery in Detroit, Ms. Franklin’s home town.

“A lot of my clients know my signature style, and they knew instantly that it was my hat,” Mr. Song said in a telephone interview Friday. “They called to verify it, and then they just started screaming at the top of their lungs.”

Today, Mr. Song has a backorder to make these domes of disdain up to a full month! Seriously?

How many suckerser, women who bought this hat are going to show up at service believing they will receive a round of spurious praise, “Girl. Where did you get your crown? I gotta get me one of those.”

crownsWell, that is until someone spins that bow, the hat goes flying and the propeller atop her cranium ends up fleeing out of the window. There have been jokes a-plenty surrounding this high mass adornment.

Even the great Stephen Colbert noted, “Even Aretha Franklin even managed to steal a bow off a brand new Lexus for the occasion.”

Yet, these warnings haven’t stopped the crown shopping. So, pastors everywhere, be on the lookout for an 8-foot tall woman in the back of your church. She’s not really that tall… it’s just that wicked nice bow, and the sound you hear are elves at the North Pole wishing they had it. Stay classy, Queen.

  1. jjbrock says:

    I like your spin on the hat but seriously all that media hype and attention over a hat. Please!

  2. hiscrivener says:

    Bro D, I feel you! Convocation brings out dead birds, uber-bling, helicopter propellers, Davy Crockett coon-skin caps, snake skin ear muffs, and [insert you extinct, exotic animal here] and that joker has dawned some sister’s medulla in all its glory. Nice, indeed.

    Pamela, that Gravitar picture is righteous and hilarious. And the Mt. St. Helen’s look that girl was throwing down… doesn’t anyone tell our people anything?! 🙂

  3. BRO D. says:

    Well when i saw the hat I loved it! I spent some good years as a active COGIC member and let me tell you no church does hats like the God in Christ Church!
    Convocation time state or international is when you see the most jewels and stones! If people cant get over Aretha they should see a real sharp state supervisor in all her crown and glory

  4. Pamela says:

    LOL. However I am not surprised at this. One of my friends WHO NEEDS A JOB took the hat off her picture and put it on all female friends including myself. He used my gravitar picture and added the hat. I thought, Have mercy……

    Yes I was raised up in COGIC. I am so familiar with the crowns of glory. The worse one I remember as a girl literally looked like a mountain where a volcano could erupt at any moment.

    I left COGIC at the age of 17 never to return……

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