Friday, July 11, 2008

HEAD CHIC OF THE WEEK


From off beat to Betty Boop and Doris Duke, Boring Sidney's Etsy Store is a like walking into a shrine to head wear. Or is that a time tunnel? Definitely the candy store of head fashion for any aficionado of Elsa Scaparelli and golden Hollywood. According to her Etsy profile, Belle says it was in the theatre that she learned the art of Millinery. It is with a love for the bizarre and quirky, a solid sense of humor, and a driving need to create, that she started Boring Sidney/Belle Millinery 10 years ago.




Here's how Boring Sidney describes the above concoction Doxie Moxie:
"I can't remember when I have been so completely enamoured with a luscious concoction of tulle, netting and ribbons! It just transports me to a time of glamour, romance, and beauty. A better time when women wanted to be feminine and lovely, and just had to have the perfect hat.This reproduction of a 1940's Doll Hat consists of many tightly gathered layers of tulle & netting attached to a small black wool base. The hat is held on with an wool covered wire that encircles the head. Then we have several yards of black satin ribbon draped elegantly to finish it off.This hat is very stable, lightweight, and comfortable to wear."



Betty Grable Gets Married. Yes, that's the actual name of the hat this designer hand made for a client's wedding. Here's how she describes it, "1940s inspired Tilt Hat, hand constructed of buckram covered with ivory and champagne fabric. There are several bias ruffles, and a large bow gracing the back. Around the center top is a small petersham ribbon that has been hand beaded in clear and champagne swarovski crystals.There is a detachable birdcage veil.The small brim is wired and bendable if you want a different shape1940s inspired Tilt Hat, hand constructed of buckram covered with ivory and champagne fabric. There are several bias ruffles, and a large bow gracing the back. Around the center top is a small petersham ribbon that has been hand beaded in clear and champagne swarovski crystals.There is a detachable birdcage veil.The small brim is wired and bendable if you want a different shape"





Deliciously Deco White Wedding! White and ivory fascinator is made with the highest quality components. The large black flower is velvet and chiffon, behind it is an array of black feathers. There are imported emu feathers, hand curled (by me) goose biots, and hand striped(also by me) coque feathers.The overall effect is just so lovely, glamorous, and simply delicious. It is definitely an attention grabbing piece, but it is also so wearable. It would be drop dead gorgeous for your wedding or formal occasion.White and ivory fascinator is made with the highest quality components. The large black flower is velvet and chiffon, behind it is an array of black feathers. There are imported emu feathers, hand curled (by me) goose biots, and hand striped(also by me) coque feathers.The overall effect is just so lovely, glamorous, and simply delicious. It is definitely an attention grabbing piece, but it is also so wearable. It would be drop dead gorgeous for your wedding or formal occasion.

A whole array of hats and headpieces can be found on Boring Sidney's Etsy Store. Custom orders are welcome. Enjoy the site--it is fabulous. http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5007565



2 comments:

Kira said...

So cool.

Kira

Brianna French said...

This rocks!