Fascinating Fascinators

Since the Royal Wedding, hats, fascinators and head accessories  have become a major trend. It’s no surprise, who wouldn’t want to look as stylish as Victoria Beckham, or Kate and Pippa Middleton?!  After the weeks leading up to the wedding, I found myself browsing through stores and picking up accessories I would never have otherwise put on my head.  For this reason I feel the need to recap some of the trend highlights for your noggin this season.

The headband:  Although the headband made a major comeback a few years ago after a revival from the trend-setting Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl, it is still hanging around.  Although not considered a true fascinator, flowers or feather embellished headbands are a great way to have the fascinator look with not much effort at all.  You’ll easily find these online or in major store chains like H&M but you can also find them in smaller, local shops like these ones we found from Victoire right here in Ottawa.

Headbands at Victoire

The true fascinator: Simple or elaborate, fascinator are small hats or hat-like accessories that are pinned on your head.  These can be as simple as a few feather or lace flower or the much more elaborate designs like those seen at the Royal Wedding, think Eugenie and Beatrice.  Needless to say, these have become a HUGE trend for wedding celebrations this year.  David’s Bridal even came out with their own line of them!

Sarah Jessica Parker

David's Bridal

Kate Middleton







The Head Scarf: Seen on many runways for the fall, the scarf used as a headband, bandana or head-wrap is a spot-on trend.  Very in-line with the 70s revival theme we are seeing , wear them with prints, wedges and wide-leg trousers.  Try them in a bold print or color!

Don’t be shy to experiment, head pieces can really make an outfit as would any good piece of jewellery or a great bag.  Intimidating at first, but trust me it will be a lot more fun than you thought it would.

Your fascinatin’ fashion fairy,


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