Sunday, May 8, 2011

RAFW S/S 2011 The Headwear!

I really wanted to do a piece about all the fantastic hats at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week last week, surely with the great millinery talent in Sydney with Nerida Winter, Suzy O'Rourke and Jonathan Howard I would be overflowing with content and ideas, but alas seemingly no. From all my intense scouring of the RAFW (that's not Roll Around Floor Winking) website, I only found only 2 shows that I thought worthy of headwear mentions; Romance was Born (headwear Teresa Redrup) and Carla Zampatti (headwear Jonathan Howard), but please let me know if I've criminally missed someone, there must be more!

The Romance was Born show was magical, part Never Ending Story fantasy, part Oriental fashion warrior, beautiful setting, beautiful clothes, beautiful hair, beautiful headwear, I think possibly the highlight of the whole festival, Teresa Redrup a name to watch methinks!

Jonathan Howard's creations at Carla Zampetti were organic, lush clouds of tricolor head magic, which perfectly matched the movement and lines of the collection. Just beautiful.

Showing us the ropes at Romance was Born SS 2011
Oriental Inspiration at Romance was Born SS 2011

Grecian Goddess at Romance was Born SS 2011
Neverending Snow Bunny @ Romance was Born SS 2011
Framing the Face @ Romance was Born 2011
Carla Zampetti SS 2011
Carla Zampetti SS 2011
Carla Zampetti SS 2011

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Albino Animal Amour

This is nothing to do with hats, but it does start with peacocks, which I love.

Although that said I came across these babies when looking up ideas for Ms S's nupital headpiece... Gotta say I am blown over by the faith that she has in me to make something suitably fabulous for her specialest of special days, when I haven't even so much as got close to making a hat! Don't worry she's safe from albino cobras... but maybe not peacocks!

Exploding peacock!
Albino Mexican Salamander, nice feathers!
David Bowie chimp
Kind of back to front, like his knees
Feeling washed out?
I'm still not messing with him even if he is dressed like a little angel
Possibly the cutest thing I ever saw. Major want!
Just wait till we get to the Arctic!
It's tough being such a spunk...
Confused??? Or best of both worlds!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Military Millinery with Louis Vuitton FW 2011

Ok shoot me now with your sub-machine guns fashion people, but I've been hiding in the Afghan mountains and never paid much attention to Louis Vuitton, largely because I don't live in Essex and don't have sprogs to cover in the stuff.
But given the military won the Royal wedding fashion stakes and today they showed their speedy response in hunting down OBL, I thought I'd show them some admiration by posting Louis Vuitton's rather sexy (in a whip cracking sense) military millinery that graced this season's catwalks.
Now if that was compulsory military leg wear, war might be a different option...
Leg wear strangely missing....*averts gaze*
Where's your sexy cat burglar mask?
Sorry, I had to crop old duchess out, not dressed appropriately! I'd go with the option above if I were you mate. 
I'm scared...
Naomi, if they'd had her on the trail OBL would have been bashed years ago!
Kate, well 'ard
But Louis Vuitton had nothing on these guys