From Bridal to Racing ~ Be Fascinated

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We were fascinated this week by these pieces from Louis Mariette. That would be perfect for any occasion. Something to think about with The Melbourne Cup just around the corner!

Normally feathers are used in a fascinator and this tradition dates back through the centuries from the Greeks and Romans ceremonial helmets to the time of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I (16th and 17th century) where they then started to include jewels.

The royal family have often been the leaders in wearing fascinators, demonstrating their cutting edge fashion elegance.

As we approach the 2012 Melbourne Cup Spring Carnival Racing season we know that you will be looking for something inspirational to wear.

Fascinators are a fine alternative to a veil and are very elegant. There are not many opportunities to wear a Fascinator so make the most of this choice for your wedding or for attending fashionable functions such as a Melbourne Cup event.

When you wear a fascinator it does not affect your hairstyle or outfit. It does not matter if you are going to be inside or outside at your function!

A fascinator is really nothing like a hat. It is purely there for decoration and not to protect the head like a hat.

During the Victorian era ladies began to wear fascinators for special occasions and the fashion really took off in the early 1900’s.

Fascinators have a long legacy of elegance and can be worn to reflect a vintage era or to convey a modern day chic.

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