A Fascinating Fascinator

Yeah, the title is awful. Sorry I’m not sorry. But seriously, aren’t fascinators a bit fascinating? The British get to wear them. I’ve often seen people at cons and steampunky people working fun little hats and headpieces into their outfits. People seem to have fun with them. So why don’t we wear them more often?

I’ve been on the lookout for a fascinator for a while. Something tiny and cute I can wear to special geeky functions. A good intro into the fascinator world. I was thrilled when I came across¬†Shilpa Iyengar, a founding designer at Young Designers Collective, and she provided me with the one seen in the photos, above. She has two hats and this ribbon fascinator (made from recycled scraps from other hats) as part of her “Pink Ribbon Collection.” When you purchase one of her pieces, a portion of the price is donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. So not only is my fascinator cute and pink, but it’s also recycled and helps support breast cancer research. Win win win win!

I had fun wearing it around today, and while I may not be brave enough to rock a fascinator out in public on an average day, I do plan on wearing it during my Geek Etiquette panel at Geek Girl Con. Where else should I wear it? Do you have a fascinator? Where do you wear it?

If you want to get started on the fascinator trend, you can pick up one of the “ribbon” hats that I’m wearing in either pink or turquoise for $30. ($5 goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.) Find it (and the other two hats available) here!

¬†This is a sponsored post powered by Brandbacker. All words and opinions are my own, and I seriously have been looking for a fun fascinator…

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