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How to Wear Epic Ann Demeulemeester Hats on a Tropical Vacation

This artist’s trip to Lanzarote, Canary Island, has us dreaming of a last-minute getaway.

By: Hannah Baxter

Maryam Keyhani is no stranger to travel. The Tehran-born artist and former jewelry designer currently splits her time between her hometown of Toronto, Canada, and Berlin, Germany, where her studio is based. We could think of no one better to show us around one of our top bucket-list destinations—the Canary Islands. Lucky for us, she is also somewhat of a hat aficionado, and is able to make pieces from Ann Demeulemeester and Borsalino, among others, look effortless. A dreamy vacation backdrop doesn’t hurt either.

Her family (including her young son, also decked out in incredible hats) and friends explored some of the most picturesque landscapes the island of Lanzarote has to offer, as well as the stunning architecture from native artist César Manrique. The photos are all the inspiration we need to book a flight immediately!

“This was a last-minute trip we took to Lanzarote, Canary Island, with some close friends from Berlin. We all stayed in the same villa and it was lovely for the kids to hang out all day.”

“I took 15 (!!) hats on this trip, so by the end everyone was wearing a different hat on a daily basis, including the kids. Our friends, Frido and Kitty, took the most incredible pictures of everyone running around the island with different hats, and it was lovely to play dress-up with the kids.”

“I also fell in love with César Manrique’s work, as he transformed the entire island into this incredible landscape of pristine white buildings in contrast to Lanzarote’s wild terrain. I was overwhelmed by his incredible taste and influence on his hometown.”

“Monumento Al Campesino—The Fertility Monument by César Manrique.”

Photo: Frido Schoepper Photography

“Monumento Al Campesino—With my giant onesie I picked up in L.A. by 69us.”

Photo: Frido Schoepper Photography

“We met our friends, Kitty and Frido, and their kids from Berlin. It was lovely to see the kids hang out all day long.”

Photo: Frido Schoepper Photography

“Lobster toy I found in a flea market in Berlin, it ended up on my straw hat the entire trip.”

Photo: Frido Schoepper Photography

“Lobster straw hat—the kids thought it was the funniest thing.”

Photo: Frido Schoepper Photography

“Five months pregnant.”

Photo: Frido Schoepper Photography

“With the boys.”

Photo: Frido Schoepper Photography

“Rumi was starting to feel that something was up...new baby!”

Photo: Frido Schoepper Photography

“Casa de los Volcanes.”

Photo: Frido Schoepper Photography

“I packed 15 hats for the trip so everyone just ended up using them!”

Photo: Frido Schoepper Photography

“People are always shocked when I take this giant Ann Demeulemeester [hat] on trips, but it’s actually quite easy to pack. I have them in both colors and rarely travel without them.”

Photo: Frido Schoepper Photography

“I got this Borsalino hat in Rome on my birthday after day-drinking with a friend (and my first trip alone after my son was born!)”

Photo: Frido Schoepper Photography

“Playing hats.”

Photo: Frido Schoepper Photography

“Morning walks.”

Photo: Frido Schoepper Photography

“Omar Sharif’s house.”

Photo: Frido Schoepper Photography

Photo: Frido Schoepper Photography

Photo: Frido Schoepper Photography

“Never needed pregnancy clothes as everything I wear is so big anyway.”

Photo: Frido Schoepper Photography

“Vintage kaftan at Omar sharif’s house.”

Photo: Frido Schoepper Photography

Photo: Frido Schoepper Photography

“I adore César Manrique’s chalky, white surfaces everywhere in Lanzarote.”

Photo: Frido Schoepper Photography

Photo: Frido Schoepper Photography

“This hat was made by a chair maker in Berlin... it’s also perfect as a basket!”

Photo: Frido Schoepper Photography

Photo: Frido Schoepper Photography

“Omar Sharif’s house, which he never lived in—the story is he lost this holiday house in a poker game.”

Photo: Frido Schoepper Photography

Photos: Frido Schoepper Photography

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