Fabulous Hat Friday

Introducing “Coquette” 

miss_fairchild_coquetteMoi. Modelling the prototype “Coquette” headpiece in my line of hats designed for Lingerie enthusiasts who want something fabulous on the head to match the rest of their lingerie. The collection titled “Happy Endings” is still a way off…but this piece just needed to be made and worn and as it is Fabulous Hat Friday, I thought I would share it with you. miss_fairchild_milliner_coquette

coquette

kɒˈkɛt/
noun
noun: coquette; plural noun: coquettes
  1. 1.
    a flirtatious woman.
    “her transformation from an ice maiden warrior into a winsome coquette”
  2. 2.
    a crested Central and South American hummingbird, typically with green plumage, a reddish crest, and elongated cheek feathers.
Origin
coquette
mid 17th century: French, feminine of coquet ‘wanton’, diminutive of coq ‘male bird, cock’.

miss_fairchild_milliner_coquette2 “Coquette” is a wirework piece mounted on a bandeau (available to fit literally any head size). This prototype is a bit rough around the edges (it was made the day of my first visit to my local chapter of Lingerie Addicts Anonymous…though it was definitely more enabling and less anonymous than traditional “help” groups) but it certainly turned heads. I mean that quite literally. In fact a man almost walked off the train platform while staring and another walked into a pillar. This hat may be the most dangerous one I have made.
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Made with beautiful eyelash lace along the top, handwired to be able to shape into a nice curve, just as it would sit if it was a real bra (note: Now I want to learn how to make a bra because it’s not just my head that needs this on me). The main cup is based on my favourite 3 piece style bra cup and covered in dotted tulle. miss_fairchild_milliner_coquette4How beautiful is this lace? miss_fairchild_milliner_coquette5The band is quite simple. Just a nice simple black mesh. But I couldn’t not have a band. After all this is a Coquettish bra…chicken fillets it is not.

For a very, very limited time I will be taking orders for “Coquette”. In this colour way, style and fabric (depending on lace availability it may be replaced with a similar eyelash lace) it will be $175. You can contact me at misssabrinafairchild@gmail.com if you wish to get your hands on one before she is put back on hold until I can finish the full collection. I will also be accepting custom orders for “Coquette” from $200 (want something to match a lingerie set? Your Dress? Want florals? Bigger “cups”? Let me know and I will work with you to design the perfect lingerie for your head!

If you need any more incentive to buy this pretty piece…I am hoping to raise some money to go back to Paris to further my millinery studies, especially to study under Estelle Ramousse and to hopefully attend “Ecole Lesage“. While in Paris I discovered Ecole Lesage and was able to interview to apply to study at the school. I was offered a place in the Haute Couture course as soon as I can find my way back to Paris (and the thousands of Euros it costs to study each of the 8 levels).

Maison Lesage is a family run couture embellishment & embroidery house, now owned by Chanel. They do all the embroidery, beading and embellishment for Chanel (as well as other Couture “Maisons” (Houses) like Dior & Louis Vuitton). Being accepted to study there was phenomenal enough…but to actually get the chance to learn from generations of experts…in Paris, well that certainly is a dream. One I can only achieve if I can make the money to go.

“Coquette” is for the woman who isn’t afraid of a little bit of flirtatious fun.

So ladies….are you a “Coquette”?

Miss Fairchild xoxo

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Wise Words Wednesday

Iris Apfel

“I’m not pretty, and I’ll never be pretty, but it doesn’t matter. I have something much better. I have style.” 

-Iris Apfel

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Sunday Best: London Edition

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While in Paris I took the chance to hop on a train and go to another country … a country with an ocean (or “channel”) between it….on a train! Mind blown. I will be hopefully catching you up on the rest of my trip soon, but until then here is what I wore to London to visit the Queen (and the amazing Faye & Catherine…who I first met through blogging and social media)

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Despite the early morning start, I had a good eyeliner & brow day…I knew then the day was going to be amazing. Miss Fairchild

What is this crazy lady wearing??? (I am excited to be at Buckingham Palace if you can’t tell)

Cardigan – “Dita” by Wheels & Dollbaby

Skirt – DIY 8 layer tulle circle skirt

Tights – Leona Edmiston

Shoes – Wittner “Colla” Ballet Flats

Miss Fairchild & Friends

Amazing Friends – via the internet

Hufflepuff Scarf – Provided by the staff at Platform 9 & 3/4

Trench Coat – Bombshell Vintage***

Faye & Catherine took me on a whirl wind tour of London…though we spent about half the day in Collectiff and about 1/4 eating (or trying to eat…but that is a story for another day). I adored them so much and I can’t wait to share more about our adventures in London (followed by their visit to me in Paris).

What would you wear to London to visit the Queen?

Miss Fairchild xoxo313

***note: I do not recommend this seller at all anymore due to delays, lies, deleted any comments that were considered negative and never responding once she has your money. This coat FINALLY arrived after much hassling and had been stuffed into a post bag, unwrapped, and the sticky part stuck to the coat and even after two drycleanings hasn’t come out. I also ordered two custom suits following her instructions for measuring to the letter and neither fit…and I haven’t received a response since bringing it to her attention last year)

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Fabulous Hat Friday

Lilly Dache Hat

An absolutely FABULOUS piece by my all time favourite milliner Lilly Dache. I would kill for a piece like this. Totally swoon worthy. If I was ever going to be a pirate I would definitely want an eye patch this fabulous…and probably a white peacock instead of a parrot….and a leg made of diamonds and emeralds…..

What would be your dream pirate get up? Could you ever wear a piece like this that covers your eyes? Tell me all about it lovelies!

Miss Fairchild xoxo

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Wise Words Wednesday

Dita Von Teese

“You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.”

-Dita Von Teese

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