A Head of Fashion

fascinator

Is there any more curious fashion trend in ladies’ formal attire than the fascinator?  Watching the most elite of British society arrive at the royal wedding of Will and Kate, weren’t you both stunned and entertained by these outrageous hats?  Researching and possibly creating original fascinator designs could be a fun activity in a fashion design class.  That idea is the motive behind the addition of today’s song to the FACS Soundtrack.  There are actually a couple of versions of the song Fascination you might choose to you in class.  I’ve chosen the one by Human League.

Here are a couple of websites where you will find some interesting background on the history of the fascinator.

http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2011/05/fascinating-fascinators/

http://www.oohlalaplume.com/history-of-fascinators.html

Not my favorite song, but one your students might recognize.

If it seems a little time is needed
Decisions to be made
The good advice of friends unheeded
The best of plans mislaid

Just looking for a new direction
In an old familiar way
The forming of a new connection
To study or to play

And so the conversation turned
Until the sun went down
And many fantasies were learned
On that day

Keep feeling fascination
Passion burning
Love so strong
Keep feeling fascination
Looking learning
Moving on

Well the truth may need some
Re-arranging
Stories to be told
And plain to see the facts are changing
No meaning left to hold

And so the conversation turned
Until the sun went down
And many fantasies were learned
On that day

And so the conversation turned
Until the sun went down
And many fantasies were learned
On that day

Now this is a true classic!!

Hope your week is off to a great start!

Ramona

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