Monday, August 1, 2011

8.1.11 Hurray for Hats!















I couldn't resist bringing out this number for Victorian Kitty's one-day hat theme. I bought it from a vendor at my university, removed some of the foofaraw (yes, there was originally more fanciness), and added the purple ribbon and the needles. Because you never know when something or someone is going to need sewing.
I didn't wear the little hat today, but I did wear this. I bought the pocket watch and the pearls from a street vendor here in Jeonju, then removed the works and substituted this cicada I found while walking one night. Don't worry, it was already dead. I'm not that mean. The kids love this necklace. And by "love," I mean "are totally squicked by."


(Thanks to Linus for all the lovely photographs and nifty filtering. Every girl should be lucky enough to live with a photo nerd.)

11 comments:

  1. Brienna really liked the cicada necklace. We hear them all the time here and I think she liked seeing what they looked like. I love the fascinator too!

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  2. I love the added needles. Perfect touch plus some added irony. The cicada pocket watch is awesome. Such a great idea. I also like how the pearls look like bone.

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  3. Nice! Lovely trinkets and accessories, oh my! ;-)

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  4. I absolutely love that watch. Eek.

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  5. Lovely!! Your little hat is just the perfect size, and the added embellishments really make it personal. Awesome idea for the pocket watch, too! I can only imagine how some of the kids react to it... ;-D

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  6. The added needles definitely add something very cool. It's always nice to add a little twist of your own to something "off the rack". The cicada pedant is gorgeous. I have a friend with an amazing art nouveau cicada tattoo, so no worries about being alone in the bug love ;)

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  7. These are awesome! And I mean that literally, like I am in awe of your creativity. Nice gothy/steampunk-y kind of accessories you've got going on.

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  8. Wow, so many comments! Thanks so much everyone! :D

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  9. I must admit, I thought she was crazy when she came home with the dead bug... but it made a pretty fantastic necklace. :)

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  10. I think you've left that hat with just the right amount of fanciness :)

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