Monday, November 05, 2012

Stepping Out with STYLE!

Yes, I realize I've been awfully quiet lately...I won't bore you with the details.  Instead, I'll scintillate your senses with pictures of my latest millinery endeavor!:

The Dragon Hat

I purchased the most A-M-A-Z-I-N-G 1940s black rayon dress with silver beaded dragon design from Magpie in Portland while on my vacation last October.  I had been meaning to make a hat worthy of this dress ever since, but could not find a dragon decoration that I liked!  Finally, after ages spent trolling the internet, I came across this adorable little silver embroidered dragon (I am pretty sure it came off of an antique tapestry).  I used curled and dyed peacock tail feathers as the "fire," and (using a piece of ~1940s black wool felt) constructed a sculpted cloche.  I hand-beaded the cloche's sculpted ridges with silvery seed beads.

Saturday night was my friend's Bachelorette Party. I decided this was a perfect excuse to "Premiere" my lovely dragon hat as part of the complete vintage ensemble...

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