Karen Sewell

saratoga springs, united states

Orange + Blue large statement fascinator: Race Day hat, Ascot, Kentucky Derby, "GOLDSTONE TANGERINE"

GOLDSTONE TANGERINE This piece "Goldstone Tangerine" is light and airy ~ while radiating warmth, strength and confidence. It's a large statement fascinator with a vertically angled brim that compliments the face with a warm tangerine-orange tone. The contrast of the blue tulle and veiling makes a truly stand-out look. I've hand painted three flower centers with blue swirls and added chunky blue goldstone beads for interest. I love blue goldstone because the tiny copper flakes inside the stones shimmer in an enchanting three dimensional way, so looking at the beads closely gives one a glimpse into what feels like a tiny vast galaxy. This makes for a very striking statement piece, soft yet strong, and with a little touch of fantasy at the same time. As always, this is a one-of-a-kind hand blocked and stitched fascinator. It's seated on a thin satin hand-wrapped headband complete with tiny silicone teeth to help keep it in place comfortably and will NOT pinch your head. This piece is nicely balanced, and weighs next to nothing! You will be comfortable wearing it for hours, and have NO hat hair at the end of the event. Goldstone Tangerine is wholly designed and hand made by me in beautiful Saratoga Springs, New York, .... it's a one-off, and individually numbered: an original work of wearable art. It is not possible to run into anyone else wearing this same headpiece, since I've made only this one! Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or would like to see additional views prior to purchasing.
Colour: Orange
Material: Sinamay
Occasion: Special Occasion
Season: Spring/Summer
Size: One Size
Style: Fascinators
Target market: Women
Weight (g): 43
  • I live and work in upstate New York, near the beautiful Saratoga Race Course, which was, at least in part, the inspiration for me to explore millinery. I have been making and selling my work locally and in upscale boutiques across the US for some time, participating in an assortment of "hatty" events along the way. I have met and worked with many wonderful new friends, thanks to millinery. My work has been featured and can be seen gracing the runway, paired with the beautiful fashions of amazingly talented designers, at galas and charity events, in the winner"s circle and in wearable art shows. My hats and fascinators have taken me across America and back, and most recently, I am honored to be exhibiting at the 2020 Great Exhibition of London hat week!   

     I share a portion of my proceeds with animal welfare organizations with every piece I sell.

     ******* With a visual artist Mom, and musician Dad, I've been around creativity all my life. I come from a long line of creative people: art, music and even inventing are all in my genes. ..... My university study focus was photo illustration and design, and I continue to learn new things every single day. I began working with millinery around 2012, and for me the creative process is ever-evolving, one design builds on the last... one idea leads to another and I find that I am forever on to something new! I love blocking, sculpting and stitching a flat piece of raw material into an entirely new entity: a three dimensional work of wearable art! I hope the joy and excitement of my process shines through for you in every piece of my finished work. 


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