Heliotrope Hat with Faux Ostrich Fabric Feathers

Heliotrope Hat with Faux Ostrich Fabric Feathers

425.00

I am of the mind that millinery at its' best, is more like sculpture that we happen to wear on our head. This was my vision, as I put some of my new found millinery techniques to the test. The Heliotrope Hat is a buckram and wire based hat, with the crown hand blocked and stiffened with a gelatin and polymer mixture. This hat was inspired by a 1940's design, with an eliptical brim, that does not sit around the crown as a traditional brim would. The cruelty free, faux ostrich feathers were what I like to call, a happy accident. A spontaneous invention as it were!! The bonus is that the faux feathers are also added support for holding up the wired brims' shape. Each direction of this hat, creates a totally new piece of sculpture. Truly wearable art for the head. Finished with lavender Russian netting, fully lined, and stiffened with two coats of milliners' lacquer. The perfect hat for a summer to fall wedding, gallery opening, polo or horse racing, or maybe a big fundraiser. Wherever you decide to wear it, you will certainly get noticed. A one of a kind piece of original couture millinery, that I have so loved making! Fits heads to measure 22-22 1/2", or smaller.

NOTE: Please be aware that this hat will come to you in a very large box to protect it from crushing in shipping. Oversized boxes carry a surcharge, thus the cost. We do apologise, but there is no easy way to ship such a fragile hat. We ship USPS Priority with delivery confirmation/tracking and insurance. 

 

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