Fascinated with Fascinators
24/02/2011 § 14 Comments
Earlier today the interwebs were thrown into a huge tizzy because the lovely HRH to be, Kate Middleton, christened a boat. I wasn’t aware boat christenings were so important in Britain. However, I had a smallish tizzy because she happened to be wearing a fascinator — an accessory that I’ve been fascinated with (sorry, couldn’t resist) over the last week or so.
Image via Styleite.
Now, as I am not British, I am a bit fuzzy on when a fascinator is appropriate, and perhaps someone out there will be able to help. I had thought that the headgear were specific to weddings, but since Kate wore one to a daytime event, does this mean the field of fascinator-appropriate events has widened — to include boat christenings? Possible to wear it whenever a hat is appropriate? Do only young ladies wear them? Must they have feathers? So many questions for such a small accessory!
I have discovered a darling etsy shop that sells the most beautiful fascinators and birdcage veils – Head Full of Feathers. The designer uses quite a bit of peacock feathers, and as I am nursing a growing obsession with peacocks, this makes owning a fascinator even more alluring to me. I am trying to plot a purchase, but I must have somewhere to wear the beautiful thing. Kate’s definitely given me confidence. Now, when is the next boat christening?