For many people around the world fascinators are not really something you ever need to own – and I don’t mean just men.
Here in the UK however, fascinators do have a very special place in the heart of English ‘fashion’ without being limited to the Royal family – especially in the heart of Middle England if you will. Summers are full of events that provide ample excuse to crack out a fascinator hat or maybe even buy a new one – think weddings and wedding parties and even more so think horse racing. Ascot may be the horse race that comes to mind, but my oh my are there plenty of others that give us so much fabulous English fashion fodder to oggle at!
My favourite English horse racing event when it comes to entertainingly poor fashion has got to be Aintree – and here is why – as the infamous mailonline put it “Aintree Ladies Day attracts the North’s most ardent followers of fashion, keen to show off their unique style”…
And if you’re from any other country in the world you’re looking at that picture and wondering what those bizarre things on their heads are. Yes, those are fascinators. Albeit, terribly ugly ones.
So let’s see if we can find any more that look a bit nicer maybe? You know I LOVE me a good head/ hair accessory any day, so on my quest I came across Carrie Jenkinson’s millinery (millinery is the art and craft of hat making) shop on Etsy and she has some gorgeous, fun and elegant pieces – and she ships worldwide: