I’ve affirmed on these pages in the past that I’m not a fan of the fascinator. A plastic hand band, synthetic flower and spray of feathers just doesn’t do it for me. I am a long time hat wearer; however, understand that the fascinator is often the middle ground for those who lack “hat wearing courage”. However, with all the inexpensive DIY products available and designs to copy why do weddings and outdoor activities bring us so many tacky headband/hot glue gun arrangements?
Just when I had declared my hate for this style of head piece and vowed to never wear netting and feathers together on my head, the lovely Sacha Olsen appeared in my inbox – a fellow Antipodean whose millinery skills are really something to admire. I literally take my hat off to her (the play on words here continues to amaze me) and I’m dying to get in on the action. I just adore each and every piece and love, love, love the fact that the term fascinator is void from her gorgeous new website.
Sacha (getting her first mention on the internet here at MOMTD) trained under the watchful eye of Rose Cory, former Royal Milliner to the Queen Mother. From recollection, the Queen Mum always wore fabulous head attire with those lovely long jacketed suit combinations. I’m not quite sure Liz would have gone for this bird creation though (note: the flights of fancy phenomenon this SS, birds are everywhere). I, on the other hand love something a little kooky and crazy and hope to don something from SachaOlsen.Com when I head to the Cartier Polo later this month. The question is, do I go with something from this collection or go all out and order custom couture? Possibilities are endless.