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As Mr. Spock Would Say… Fascinator

By Twistie

Once upon a time, a fascinator was a hooded scarf, not unlike this knitted opera hood:

(Via World Turn’d Upside Down)

Now they look more like this:

(Via MHL)

Don’t ask me when the definition changed, because I honestly don’t know.

Still, as much as the word ‘fascinator’ still immediately raises the image of a practical head covering for me, I really love some of the things being done  with the more modern version.

So imagine my delight when I wandered over to Criminal Crafts the other day (pairing two of my all time favorite subjects: crime and craft) and found an article about crime-related (and some not-so-crime-related) fascinators.

You couldn’t pay me to sit down and read the 50 Shades of Grey books… but I would absolutely rock this intense fascinator any day of the week.

Have I ever mentioned I look absolutely sparkly in grey?

Check out the fun!

2 Responses to “As Mr. Spock Would Say… Fascinator”

  1. Man Hands Lizzie Says:

    Before the world of craft and fashion blogging opened up to me, I didn’t even know the word “fascinator” existed, or that it denoted a head covering of some sort. To me, what I made is a flower headband, but to others, because of the size of it, it crosses over to fascinator land. :) Inside my head, where I’m more daring and brave, I’d probably want to wear a more FANTASTIC fascinator like your example from Criminal Crafts. But in reality, I am still tentative to be fantastic in real life — hence the unimaginative and tiny flower headband.

  2. Twistie Says:

    @Man Hands Lizzie: Not many people do know the older definition these days. I mostly know it because of a misspent youth spent with my head firmly ensconced in a book of costume history. As for your fascinator, I think it’s absolutely adorable and completely believable for a lot of women. Oh, and did I happen to mention that purple is one of my favorite colors? So the purple tulle really sold me on it. It’s absolutely something I would wear… and I am unashamedly fantastic.

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