Fascinated by fascinators? Kate Middleton's fondness for fascinators (they're de rigueur for royals and posh Brits at formal affairs) have created an increased fascination for the frou frou head pieces. Google searches for fascinator are up 50% since January and sales have spiked at the few US retailers that sell them, according to CNN.
What you'll need*: Scissors glue gun needle and thread hair comb sinamay hair comb feathers! tulle trim (or ribbon)
**All available at M&J Trim (or any trim store)
How to make it: -Twist sinamay trim with loops, swirls, holding together as you go. Anyway you twist and turn it, it looks amazing. You cant mess it up! -Use a needle and thread (be sure you double your thread) to bind the sinamay together. Stitch in and out till the base is secure and knot. -Place small amounts of glue onto the base of the feather trim, and place inside at the bottom of the fascinator so you cant see the bottoms. Add as much or as little as you'd like. -Glue a feather patch for a more dramatic effect -Flip over to the bottom an glue your hair comb onto the base. If its not sitting flat, or is a bit messy, glue a piece of felt of fabric to give it a more finished and clean look. -Hold your hair comb till it dries completely, and you are ready for royalty!
The finished product! (Erica did it up in royal blue to match that famous Issa engagement dress, obviously.)