April 12, 2013

What is a fascinator?

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A fascinator is a headpiece that is made from utilizing the traditional style of millinery or hatmaking. It referes to a fancy headpiece that is made of wool or lace and adorned with elaborate trimmings, such as feathers, flowers, and beads. It is often worn at an angle on the right or left side of the head and attached to the hair by a comb, headband or clip. It's unique sculpture-like form reminded me more of an art piece rather than a headpiece. Fascinators are more popular across the pond, in England, at premiere horse-racing events. Over here, in the States, they are mainly worn by brides, attached to a birdcage veil or as an alternative to wearing a veil. Princess Kate have increased its popularity by wearing fascinators to many public events.

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