This showstopper is truly an attention getting, dramatic and fantastical piece! Be ready for the looks of wonder, compliments and exclamations of “where did you get that?!” when you make your entrance!
(Model: Paulina Hanzel)
This fascinator/headpiece was inspired by the metal ship that forms the main focal point of the design. This ship sat on my grandmother’s knickknack shelf for many years and upon her passing, was given to me to keep as a memento or use in my work. I knew exactly what I wanted to use it for! I had come across different versions of hats and fascinators with pirate themes using actual ships and wanted to try my hand at creating one but, with my own unique twist to it.
The colour palette for this piece came about from the plum and deep green feather spray used. The ship was painted with a charcoal grey metal paint and the fascinator’s base covered in emerald green taffeta. The base has also been trimmed with a black and gold braid. A plum silk flower with cream and green pearls in its center sits beside a sepia faded skull draped in beaded “seaweed” with glittering Swarovski crystal eyes. A froth of complimentary toned tulle adds a final touch of drama and glamour to the finished design.
The fascinator’s base is circular in shape, sits well on the head and is secured for the wearer by a strap of rounded elastic to be worn at the back of the head or under one’s chin.