The newest Power Hat has been delivered to Saratoga Bridges for their July 17th event, and will be one of many wonderful auction items available beginning online July first. I'll post a link when it has gone live. My contribution's title is a play on the event's title "The White Party with a Splash of Color!" Sounds like it'll be a great time!! And of course it's all to benefit the good work of Saratoga Bridges. Interested in attending? Check out party tickets HERE
Although this fascinator (or "hatinator" as some of the larger ones are called) has the appearance of a wide brimmed hat, it is actually held in place with a thin, padded, and super comfortable headband and I've added a tiny fascinator clip that can hold on to a couple strands of hair for extra extra stability. This way there is no concern about size. Anyone can wear this piece comfortably all day long, and with a bonus of NO HAT HAIR at the end of the event!
More details, progress and inspiration info can be found in my previous blog post.
Here are a couple of finished hats photos:
Saratoga Bridges will be hosting the annual White Party on July 17th, but this year it's going to be "The White Party With a Splash of Color," which seems so wonderfully appropriate, since we are FINALLY beginning to move past our COVID restrictions. In a nod to the party's theme, my contribution will be white with just a blush of color. I'm also including design elements that reflect a flower's petals opening in the warm summer sun, which reflects how many of us are feeling just about now.
Stay tuned for photos of the finished piece: it may look a bit of a mess at this point, but just you wait! I'll include a link to bidding information (Bidding will open July first) as well.
Although this piece is officially entitled "Power Hat Project No.2," I might otherwise call it "A Warm Summer Day by the Lake." The classic black and white brim brings a bit of a vintage feel, and I can picture this fascinator being worn for a relaxing picnic by a lake somewhere in time. Fascinator??? Yes! There is no worry about hat size, since this has a slim, surprisingly comfortable headband along with a tiny hair clip sewn inside to keep it securely in place.
Power Hat Project No.2 will be one of the auction offerings on August 4th, at the Saratoga Hospital Foundation's annual Gala. I've added a link HERE for information about the event, and if unable to attend you can still participate in the auction by signing up HERE!!
SAVE THE DATES:
Power Hat Project wearable art headwear will be popping up and available on:
•July 17th at Saratoga Bridges White Party
•July 22nd at CAPTAIN's Unbridled Affair
•August 3rd at AIM's Croquet on the Green event
.....and the hat pictured above on August 4th at The Saratoga Hospital Foundation's annual Gala
I will be posting more information as we get closer to these events, with progress photos and details about the Power Hat pieces available at each, so pleas check back and follow along.
As always, if you have any theme, color or idea suggestions, I am happy to take on a challenge!
My contribution "Power Hat Project No.2" will go on to help The Saratoga Hospital Foundation's efforts for our community. I am so happy to be able to help in my small way, and ask that you bid generously. You can read about the foundation here.
Author: The Power Hat Project Creator
Millinery Artist Karen Sewell
Saratoga Arts made this program possible with an Individual Artist Grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.