Nudie Cohn made ridiculous suits. They were covered entirely with embroidery and rhinestones. Nudie, as he was known, made these suits from the 40s right into the 80s, and he made them for some of the most famous musicians of the day, from Roy Rogers to the Rolling Stones. Unfortunately, almost all of Nudie's suits were made for men.
Well I think it's entirely unfair that these amazing suits were made mostly for men. Women like sparkly things too. In fact, they like them even more, which is why when I reclaimed Nudie's designs, I gave them even more BLING, and embroidered them in luminous beads.
This hat's image comes from one of 55(!) suits made for Porter Wagoner. Never mind if you don't know who he is, though I may have piqued your curiosity. This image of a red flower with green squiggles is pretty universal.
It's a fascinator or cocktail hat. This particular hat sits best on the top of your head, with the veiling flowing forward. I bead each hat by hand: in fact, every stitch is made by hand. There are a few beads in the veiling for a wee bit extra shine. The wire in the edges makes sure that it holds its shape. The hat is made from Thai silk, glass seed beads and russian net veiling.
Due to the angle at which this hat must sit, it works best with an elastic. If elastics really don't work for you, convo me and I can get it fixed up with an alternative.