Inspiration comes from seeing things and remembering them…not necessarily a precise memory of exacting details, but retaining the idea or spirit of a thing. Filing it away and rolling it around in your head until something emerges that captures the flavor without duplicating it. Here is a fascinator I recently made. I wanted to incorporate a stash of sheer vintage petals in an unusual way, so I swirled them like a child’s windmill. When it came time to add the feathers, they naturally fell into the spaces made by the swirls. My vintage hat blog on March 21 featured a hat with swirled feathers. And I recently saw some pieces by Christopher Kane, a designer who uses layers of sheer fabric to create a look that almost appears like pages in a book. Both things inspired me to create this piece.
Image from Google Search: Christopher Kane