Friday, May 28, 2010

Ivory Sleeping Beauty Bonnet Photos

This is a bonnet that Cherie commissioned from me to match Baby, The Stars Shine Bright's Sleeping Beauty print in Ivory. It is a full sized bonnet with a rather large brim, a whole lot of roses, and it features a wide ribbon tie.
A view of the front. For all it's classic design, this is a bit of an over-the-top bonnet. It is rather wide brimmed and the large bow just makes it stand out even more!

BtSSB's Sleeping Beauty print, the dress that matches the bonnet. I was really worried about matching the ivory, the dress that it was meant to match seems quite a bit lighter in real life than it does in the stock photos, so I should be okay!

A close up of the details on the brim, the chiffon runching, the lace, and one of the many rose corsages on the bonnet. All the corsages are held on with a brooch back, so you can remove them as you see fit. The sides of the bonnet scoop down a bit, making it look longer than it is so you can bend it so that it flares out around your head like a halo, or so that it cradles the sides of your face in a very demure way. Very subtle things like that can really change the way you wear your bonnet.

The sides of the bonnets. Each side features a large rose corsage and a floppy chiffon bow. For the rose corsages, one is significantly larger and more elaborate than the other. While the bonnet is mostly ivory, there are sprays of dark red roses mixed in with the corsages, to mimic the scattering of red roses throughout the print. If I could have found faux thorn vines I would have added them to the corsage in a heartbeat! Since the print on the dress features a briar patch of roses.

A view of the back! I was inspired by the bonnets at Triple Fortune, a Japanese shop, to do a bit of chiffon runching on the back. It is a very good way to add some interest to the back of the bonnet! A very busy bonnet, like this one with the large roses and extra lace, really does need something on the back to balance it out a bit.

I just finished this bonnet a couple days ago, so Cherie has yet to receive it, but I am really excited to see how this looks coordinated with the dress. Or coordinated with anything else for that matter! As an ivory bonnet is rather versatile, at least for a Lolita it is.

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