"The Diamond of Brittania" By Susan Dillon
I took a lot of inspiration from the iconic Union Jack flag, combining the colors & patterns with various diamond elements. I created a large fascinator with a “brim” of navy blue silk ikat dupioni with white crosses, and a “crown” of rose pink silk dupioni (actually a weave of red & white) ruched & swirled into a rose. The underside of the brim is in the same rose silk. Two diamond shaped tails of the rose silk rest on the large brim, and it is embellished with large feathers trimmed into a diamond shape with rhinestones on the quill, and diamond trimmed white coque feathers.