Today I would like to introduce you to one of my newest hats I designed in my Atelier named "Carmen". Created out of silk french veils and hand made silk rose. She is inspired by one of my most favorite Operas written by Georges Bizet. I very well may be a subject for consideration to be in the Guinness World Records since I have went to see opera "Carmen" over 20 times and know it by heart + countless times to see ballet "Carmen."
The passion and tragedy of the story of Carmen never fails to capture my imagination.The story itself is set in the beautiful Seville, Spain in.1820. It is a story of Carmen, a beautiful Gypsy with a fiery temper. Her freedom to love anyone that she chooses captures the heart of corporal Don José, an inexperienced soldier.
Carmen's passionate relationship with Don Jose leads to not only rejection of his former love, but also conspiracy against his superior. In the end, when she leaves him for the bullfighter named Escamillo, Don Jose murders Carmen...
Beyond the story itself , the inspiration for this hat came from the movements of Flamenco which is a native dance to several regions of Southern Spain with its incredible movements, rhythm and rich pallets of voluminous costumes - I can watch it for hours!:-)
With that, I am wishing you wonderful weekend. I am still very sick with the flue and will spend my weekend trying to recover. The most difficult thing for me is not to be able to be with my hats and not to be able to come to my Atelier. For the first time in a very long time I am really looking forward to Monday!:-)