May 3, 2010 10:31 AM
We think it's time to replace the same three headbands you've been rotating throughout the work week with the stunning and colorful Rosette Fascinator ($35) from Giant Dwarf. Sue Eggen is the crafty girl behind the name, and she's found notable success having been featured on blogs across the net and even at Anthropologie. Her wool felt bouquets consist of various shades of a central color that sit primly atop the head with the help of an elastic band.
We never quite knew the correct terminology for these types of headpieces, but now that we know, we'll gladly impart this piece of fashion history to you. Milliners, or hat makers of yore, first created fascinators in the 18th century as an alternative headpiece to hats or veils. They are typically made with feathers, beads, and faux flowers that accent one side of the head. While you can find carefully crafted, designer fascinators at high prices, they have also become popular among DIYers who sell them for a much more affordable pricetag. Now that you know what you're wearing, we say flaunt your knowledge and your fascinator!
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