A customer called with a special request for a fascinator to wear to an Irish wedding on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a small wedding of less than 50 people and the bride’s wish was that the women wear fascinators. Here’s what we created to go with her little black dress. The teal beautifully highlights her blue eyes and blonde hair. And she requested a little extra bling that came in the form of a large vintage rhinestone button in the center of the flower as well as some randomly placed crystal rhinestones. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!
The Mad Hatter event last weekend was a lot of fun, but we’re only halfway through the event! It also runs this Friday (March 15) and Saturday (March 16), from 10 – 4 each day. There are still lots of pretty hats to enjoy – buy one, get one half off and buy 2 get one free on select styles. This customer went away with some gorgeous winter hats and she looks stunning in them!
Pretty in her new cloche
About a week ago, I entered one of my hats in an art show at Summit ArtSpace in Akron. More than 90 pieces from various artists were submitted and 30-some were selected for exhibit in the show. The theme of the show is Fresh Art with Q- something that has been created in the last year or so and the piece had to somehow include the letter “Q,” whether literally or figuratively. The hat I submitted (photographed below) has lots of curly-cues and is most definitely quirky. When I learned that my hat was one of the pieces selected, I was thrilled. But then I learned that it won third place in the show! The show runs through April 13 and gallery hours are Thursdays, 12-9, Friday and Saturday 12-5, and during the April 6 Artwalk from 5 – 9:30. More info at http://www.AkronAreaArts.org. Thanks so much to photographer Bradley Hart for sharing these photos with me (and you). Bradley’s HART Photographic studio is on the third floor of the Summit ArtSpace building and he can be reached at (330) 310-3982.
Fresh and Quirky Hat by Paula Singleton