In-Studio Perspectives…English Wedding Facinator

One of the more interesting facets of hat making is what the Brits call “bespoke” millinery. Bespoke pieces often incorporate fabric or trim from a dress or coat to customize a hat to coordinate with a specific outfit (think Queen Elizabeth).

I recently created a mother-of-the-bride fascinator for a woman to wear to her daughter’s nuptials in England. Her dress was a pretty greenish-blue satin; the color was called “peacock.”  Of course, peacock feathers were the perfect accent and colorway. This pretty piece features loops of millinery crin and ribbon over a dupioni silk base, and is topped with a handmade peacock feather embellishment. A vintage rhinestone button tops it off and adds a touch of sparkle. Lovely!

Mother-of-the-bride fascinator

Mother-of-the-bride fascinator

Fascinator detail

Fascinator detail

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