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Spring Bling

April brings many of my favourite things; cute little bunnies, chocolate eggs in abundance, the occasional sunny day and daffodils. But my fling with spring doesn’t end there, and it definitely doesn’t end with the dainty daff. With the choice of all the new year blooms, comes the chance to try something new and so came this seasonal accessory, a perfect pairing for some spring time galivanting.

Sunny Shades

Base stage one

Base and initial flowers

Initial close-up

Full bloom

Swirl for spring

Floral fling

Side view

Side view

Spring design

Mad Hatters

It doesn’t matter if you love the minimalist or the maximalist when it comes to headpieces, there is no denying the beauty of the hats, crowns and veils that have graced the couture catwalks for many years and since I have been pretty poor on the creativity front of late, I’m sharing with you some of my famous favourites, to get the ball rolling and the needle and thread out again.

Philip Treacy

Philip Treacy’s dark beauties

McQueen Bee

McQueen’s honeycomb headpieces

Paper Fashion

Katsuya Kamo’s paper fashion for Karl Lagerfield’s Chanel Haute Couture S/S 2009

Christian Dior Fall 2005

Christian Dior’s silver success

Piers Atkinson A/W11

Piers Atkinson’s distinctive Paris creations

Jean Paul Gaultier's 2010 Feathers

Jean Paul Gaultier’s 2010 feathers

The above images are not my own.

Formal Feathers

I don’t know if you’ve noticed (don’t worry if you haven’t, I have only just caught on myself) but i’m a bit of a fan of alliteration. And the letter F apparently. Sorry about that folks, I will look for a new flavour of the month and a new letter of the alphabet to fixate on. In the meantime, my spare moments have been filled with fiddly feathers (couldn’t resist!) rather than vocabulary and this is my first of a new wintery style fascinator. With feathers opposed to flowers and navy and black opposed to pink and purple I can quite confidently say I am a fan of this formal fedora and that from now I do promise to refrain from this obsession with the letter F….

Formal Feathers