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:
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?
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