Diary of a FOTF Addict - August 2018

I've got withdrawals. Hi my name is Bethany and I haven't been to FOTF since APRIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's been months, I'm about to crack!!!!

It's been months, I'm about to crack!!!!

I can't sleep. Less than 100 days to go. You know what i'm talking about. I know you're thinking about it too, its consuming you and I, like a school girl drinking passion pop punch on a saturday night... we just cant step away.

Sup FOTF Crew - Millinery game strong!

Sup FOTF Crew - Millinery game strong!

Spring racing is just around the corner ladies... my insomnia is telling me so. I can't sleep again because all I think of is dresses, skirt, tops and even pants oh and millinery designs, colour combos and the perfect accessories to bring the look together. Oh the possibilities are endless.

YASSS all the Melb cup frills!!!!

YASSS all the Melb cup frills!!!!

Being spring its not rocket science that we will see a lot of florals but florals itself is a broad category. Early this year i was mesmerised by the 3d flowers that were garnishing tulle on the European catwalks, then the drastic heavy appliques onto stiff fabrics from the American fashion houses had me riping out magazine images like it was 1993 annd i was putting posters of nkotb onto my walls (yes kids im a old timer... see final image lol).

Frills, tulle, appliques, pockets, red, pink, blue - check, check, check....

Frills, tulle, appliques, pockets, red, pink, blue - check, check, check....

And then there was the wedding of Megan Markle to Prince Harry and well thank you Amal because now yellow and 90s style broad brim hats are so hot. 

AMALZING

AMALZING

And lets not forget the humble fashion event that was the Met Gala. Now milliners around the globe and those of us handy with skewers and a glue gun rejoiced that some intense, modern, heavenly inspiration came into play with a bang. I have seen some pretty great crowns hit the fotf community but whether this transfers to the ultra conservative Myer FOTF competition we will have to wait and see.

Heavenly inspiration from the Met Gala

Heavenly inspiration from the Met Gala

So whats still hot in Millinery: 

Boaters

Still and with a twist like this amazing one from Holly Barker

This ones available for hire on our millinery page xoxo

This ones available for hire on our millinery page xoxo

Crowns

There are so many endless options with crowns - Met gala eat your heart out! 

How stunning is this crown by Ashlee Lauren Designs? worn here by Jessica Dover

How stunning is this crown by Ashlee Lauren Designs? worn here by Jessica Dover

How phenomenal does my client Shaii look? Absolute knockout!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How phenomenal does my client Shaii look? Absolute knockout!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Exaggerated Halos

I am really into this style at the moment. Its so flattering

Millie Jane looks amazing in this one by The Bead and Bling Fairy - custom made.

Millie Jane looks amazing in this one by The Bead and Bling Fairy - custom made.

Shelley Davidson has combined hers with some MET Gala flavour and our Lover Lover bag - stunning Shelley! Millinery by With Grace Millinery

Shelley Davidson has combined hers with some MET Gala flavour and our Lover Lover bag - stunning Shelley! Millinery by With Grace Millinery

Turbans

The turban is still here but its evolved somewhat from last years classic head styles. I LOVE this look from Ireland recently

I love this Marc Millinery piece!!!

I love this Marc Millinery piece!!!

THE RISE OF THE BROAD BRIM 

DAMN I mean DAMN how fierce can you get!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Broad brimmed beauties are sure to be a hit

Broad brimmed beauties are sure to be a hit

So what's a girl to do? all this inspiration and only a certain handful of occassions to wear them and then there is the dirty little aspect of money - urgh it gets in the way of everything doesn't it?

Cry's anyone with a FOTF addiction!

Cry's anyone with a FOTF addiction!

Thanks for reading

Bethany
Owner Best Dressed Accessories

NKOTB Forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NKOTB Forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bethany Brajkovich