It is getting colder with every single morning as November is slowly disappearing into the past. And although I love Winter, my favorite season of all is Fall. It seems magical to me...I get inspired by it endlessly and this time it happens to be even more so. Gold is a very tough color to work with, tough color to photograph and is one of the toughest colors to design with: slide variation of shade and instead of glamorous sophistication you find yourself in the costume isle and not in a good one too. "Daydreamer" like so many of my hats happened by chance. I sort of played with an idea of suspended golden leafs and the memories of Russian forests covered in low morning fog. The idea wasn't as much of a memory as a feeling of being a whiteness to divine beauty I experienced several times and wanted to capture somehow.
I felt complete sense of serenity while working on "Daydreamer", the hat itself sort of led me to its final look. I incorporated tiny pearl Lilly of the valley flowers resting on gold toned leafs and surrounded it by distressed silk illusion. Gold leafs suspended of golden wires came from the birch tree, were freeze dried and than dipped in gold. What seemed like an enormous amount of work felt like a spiritual experience. I often get accused of living in my own head, but could never understand why is this such a bad thing? I feel the happiest when I am alone working on something like "Daydreamer". :-)
"Daydreamer" became one of the most loved and admired hats during my MBFW presentation at Lincoln Center for SS2014. Not only that, but it is now officially the most ordered hat. :-)Leaving you with details shot of "Daydreamer" hat and wishing you fabulous November weekend.