Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Photo Salvage

Last year, each and every photoshoot, I managed to forget my camera. I feebly tried to take some pictures with my phone, which is not particularly impressive and somewhat difficult to work with.  I recently dug into my phone's memory to clean it out, and am trying to salvage some of these pictures.  This one was an unstaged shot from the Marie Antoinette photoshoot last March.  Pas mal, I think, pas mal du tout.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Break Time!

This monkey's taking a little bit of a break!  Apart from shipping orders and answering emails, it's Christmas Vacation for me!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Fascinator Friday: Luna on the Moon

Glitter Panda Fascinator
 Yes, yes it is adorable.  And it's not the only specimen of cuteness on display at Luna on the Moon.  Sweet little rabbits, colorful reindeer antlers, glittery cat ears and, well, I'll just let you find out for yourself, twinkle in their boxes, all with a child-like graphic quality.  It was even named after a bunny, see if you can suppress your *awe*s.

  Kirsty Pate, creator of Luna on the Moon, curates a darling collection of headbands and fascinators that would be perfect little cocktail adornments for today's hip young woman...especially if she has a bit of a sense of humor.  She sells clips of birdcage veil separately so that you can dress each piece up a bit.

Christmas Pudding and Holly Fascinator
Black Grosgrain Triple Bow Headband
You can check out her shop here
and you can also find her at her website, on facebook, and on twitter
Happy Hunting!
Rainbow Glitter Triple Crown Headband

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Kitchen-Inspired Headwear from the 1950s!

Tee hee.

Holiday Fashion tips from

Old Fashioned Christmas Poinsettia Fascinator
Tips for wearing holiday fascinators from the

"Hair styles are still being influenced by the royal wedding, says Nina Badr of NU Hair and Make Up Studio. “This season, accessories are very hot, especially fascinators with feathers and bits of mesh or tulle."

To make this look work for you, pull your locks up into a loose bun and add a fascinator in a bright colour. “Colour will punch up your look. Go silver or use one with peacock feathers to jazz up your LBD,” says Badr. Big curls or a loose ponytail also work, she adds."

Friday, December 2, 2011

Fascinator Friday: ClaraBelle's Hats

Kari Dalton of ClaraBelle's Hats is a long-time seamstress and self-taught milliner.  When her youngest daughter got married, she made the gowns...and the hats and with the encouragement of her friends, she decided to make a run of it!  Beginning her journey with one 100 year old (self-named) hat block named ClaraBelle, she's been experimenting with techniques from vintage hat making books.  Dabbling in a variety of materials, including knit pieces, Kari and her daughter Anni feed off each others creativity.  With a dollop of vintage grace and a pinch of Southern charm, ClaraBelle's Hats is worth a visit!
You can find her Etsy shop here.