This fascinator is clearly from the Jacques Vert range. It arrived at Hat Trix in Jacques Vert packaging although the label has been removed from the item itself. Nevertheless, we can confidently say its design indicates its quality origin!
The item itself is a saucer of loose sinamay, slightly folded, overlapped and ruched. Its decoration is of clipped feathers and beads, appearing like a flower with large central calyx. Dark taupe sinamay loops tuck in below the feather-flower and two curved quills extend off to one side. The whole is gathered onto a fine ribbon covered headband in the same dark taupe shade. It is easy to wear, light on the wearer’s head, shading one eye slightly as it tips forward.
And we at Hat Trix think taupe is a wonderful colour! It seems to suit many of us women, irrespective of our complexion, age and stage in life. Your outfit might be predominantly in the soft flesh pink with sharply contrasted taupe edging or vice versa. The effect will be charming.
However, taupe also coordinates well with black, grey and brown hues. It can be contrasted to stunning effect with mustard yellow, burnt orange and olive shades. For ‘taupe’ read ‘versatile’!