Friday, August 26, 2011

Fascinator Friday: GardensofWhimsy


April of GardensofWhimsy proudly boasts that she makes, models, styles and photographs everything in her shop. And clearly she does so successfully. Since her shop opened two years ago, she's had over 1900 sales and has gathered quite a fan following. With a flair of bohemian style and sweet romance, April's success tells me that more women than just myself secretly see themselves with flowy, flower adorned hair wandering beautifully through forests and lounging on majestic rocks by the sea. Probably there's some Celtic music playing in the background. What? Who doesn't want a little bit of whimsy?

You can find GardensofWhimsy's shop here and her facebook page here.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

New Line of Feathered Headdresses

For the last couple of weeks, I've been working feverishly to put together a new line of feathered pieces for Local Honey in Nashville. I now have 8 new styles, priced from $50-$150 ready to go! They'll be available at Local Honey in September, but you can get a sneak peak on facebook in the "feathers" album!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Fascinator Friday Takes a Break

Feathers on the brain. Fascinator Friday will be back again next week!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Fascinator Friday: BoringSidney

"The Fantastic Mr Fox"

This week's Fascinator Friday post takes us to my hometown, Seattle, WA, where we find the intriguing designer BoringSidney and her deliciously...different collection of headwear. With a solid history of costume design behind her, Belle of BoringSidney creates pieces that are anything but boring. Take this piece below, for example. In "The Wicker Lantern" a black, beautifully tangled sphere of grape vines embraces a flickering light, a lantern made to be worn on your head. Other creations include a birds nest cuddled between two real deer antlers, a full, hand beaded faux pearl '20s style headpiece, and a fascinator that features a real rhinoceros beetle. So you can understand why some of her pieces are categorized simply as "undefinable."

"The Wicker Lantern"

Along with the fashionably odd pieces, there are a number of stunning, vintage inspired hats and fascinators. BoringSidney has collected vintage hat patterns, hat blocks and materials and is actively keeping up the endangered art of millinery as well as pushing forward with her own cutting edge designs. You can find her shop on Etsy here, you won't be disappointed!

"Deliciously Deco"

Monday, August 8, 2011

Shiny New Product: Giant Bows!

"Coffee Break"

Back in March when I was working on the Alice in Wonderland shoot, one of the random things that I threw together was a giant black bow to go with one of Alice's dresses. We never used it in the shoot, but I really liked it! It was big and floppy, and fit around your head like a little hat when you put it on top of your head...and having never really made or even thought about making bows, I was super excited.
"Unicorn Princess"
Of course, over the spring, I got distracted by pretty flowers. But I sold my original Alice bow, made some more, added a purple one...and then a shiny pink one...and then just for fun the above one, which I made from a recycled business shirt and some vintage lace. So here's the current collection with more to come!

"Plum Pretty"


Friday, August 5, 2011

Fascinator Friday: MothAndBayLeaf

"Autumn Headpiece"

Today's Fascinator Friday Features MothAndBayLeaf, who states "we wish to bring back opulence - why not?" Why not indeed! With lush and decadent headpieces such as these, I'm suddenly in the market for a red velvet chaise lounge! Based out of Cork, Ireland, MothAndBayLeaf's collection features whimsical ensembles of natural feathers, silk flowers, vintage materials, and enticing jewelry findings. You can find out more from their facebook page: Be sure to check out their shop too: