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Saturday, 11 October 2014

Your brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat..

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Dress: Handmade (Emery bodice w/gathered skirt)
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Sandals: Poetic Licence
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Fascinator: Handmade

Back in March when I spent a day in London for my Queen's Guide presentation, we spent some hours at the V+A museum, which is definitely one of my favourite places in London. I snapped a photo of the 50s fashion section because when I spotted this fascinator / hat / whatever it was, I decided that I really wanted one. 

When will I wear it? Who knows. But it's pretty. 

So, a few weeks back I passed by the local craft shop, who were having a sale and picked up two packets of sequins. I already had everything else I'd needed and got to work on it that day

Since then it's been one of those things which I've added a little more to whenever I've had a spare five minutes, or when we've been watching DVDs. {Incidentally, I'm a little bereft now that I've reached the end of Breaking Bad and need suggestions for box sets to watch next..!} 

Anyway, when I got to the stage where the base was completely full of sequins and beads, I stitched a hair comb onto the back and declared it finished! And then wondered what on Earth to wear it with. 
Inspired by Alex's reminder that sequins can be daywear, I chucked on my favourite dress and some shoes and was good to go. 

This is in no way a tutorial as I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to things like this - I just like to use things I've seen as inspiration and do my own thing. 

Have you ever seen something you've ended up being inspired by? 


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16 comments:

  1. Char this dress couldn't be any more perfect for you!
    Sophie
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    1. It's definitely one of my favourites - I've worn it soooo much!

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  2. I love the V&A too! I'm planning a day there to see two exhibitions - Horst and wedding dresses through the ages (yep, sad but true given that recent post of mine but it's pretty dresses - what's not to love?!).
    This fascinator-hat is lovely, I totally agree that sequins can be worn anytime, in fact I think I only ever wear them casually, during the day.
    I recently made a tassel necklace after seeing one in Accessorise (and I kinda like my version better).
    Boxset - Dexter??

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    1. Apparently the wedding dress exhibit is OK, but not great, according to one of my rangers who went when we went to London in July. I haven't been as I hate all things wedding.
      OOh, will look for Dexter.

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  3. Oh Char I love it! I'm a huge fan or anything sparkly and this is beautiful. And it looks fab with your dark hair and pretty dress.

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  4. It is very very pretty! Well done you!
    Zxx

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    1. Thanks, I'm sort of missing having a hand-sewing project, though so I'm now making a CK style spider jumper!

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  5. If I were to make a dress I feel that this is very similar to the dress I would make!

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    1. Haha, it's probably one of my very favourite dresses!

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  6. Oooh, wish we could have a clearer picture of it to have a gander at! Very beautiful from what I can see!
    Your dinosaur dress makes me smile lots!!!!
    Hope you are well Char!
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    1. Will try to remember to take some better photos - it was such a bright morning!

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  7. You look amazing! I love how colourful the outfit is, and the print on the dress is so cute! xx

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