My grandmother’s favorite flower was the Texas Bluebonnet. This hat reminds me of them. As a costume designer I can appreciate the craftsmanship that went into this chapeau.
I gasped with delight when I saw this on my computer screen. Wouldn’t this make the most amazing mermaid costume? I adore how the artist used the fish netting as a face veil.
Though less avant garde then the other hats, I included this cap because I have never seen anything quite like it. I am not sure how the crafts person created it, but I am guessing she found a fabric with those flowers and leaves printed on it, cut out the flowers, and then either glued or sewed the fabric onto the hat. However it was created, it is lovely.
When I was studying costume design in college, I got to take a semester of millinery. It was such an awesome class. I created a giant rose hat using silk dupioni- just like this artist! I think burning the edges of the petals is genius. It gives an edginess to the femininity of the fabric and design, elevating it from costume to couture.
Though I haven’t seen the movie, there is something about this hat that reminds me of the evil queen in Snow White And The Huntsmen. If I were a steampunk I would totally wear this on my wedding day. I think it is eerily beautiful and haunting.
Who knew Etsy has such an abundance of astonishing fascinating finery. I blame Kate Middleton and her penchance for festive toppers. And by blame I mean thank because I am loving this new trend towards wearing such splendor on one’s head.