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Where have you spotted one?


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#1 MrsGrinchyWanderer

Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:24 PM

SIL , who isn't a pllock, came with Little Miss 2 and Little Miss 1 to the local shopping centre with us today so I could do some Christmas shopping. She entertained the girls while I did the mad dash through K-mart and threw things into the trolley willy-nilly then we met up in the food court afterwards for a nice mango smoothie and doughnuts.

It was while I was about to have my second cinnamon delight that a girl sat down at a nearby table and SIL whispered to me "Ummm.... I feel decidedly underdressed now. I left my best fascinator at home".

The chick on the next table had this black and hot pink thing that contained feathers, a hair clip and a piece of lacey crap attached.

I couldn't help but laugh and think of Livsh (and then have a coughing fit from snorting cinnamon). Perhaps this girl was still proud of her fascinator and felt the need to get more wear out it, even down to the local shops.

So the question is, where else have you spotted a fascinator?

Edited by jacqg, 12 December 2012 - 07:25 PM.


#2 FluffyMcFluffins

Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:33 PM

She probably had a work do or wedding to attened.

#3 protart roflcoptor

Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:34 PM

Errrrrr, really offensive title OP.



#4 MintyBiscuit

Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:34 PM

Went to see Regina Spektor on Monday, and saw a woman with a rather large up-do and a fascinator. A bit strange

#5 nasty roses

Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:37 PM

Wearing a fascinator - or indeed, any elaborate hairpiece - is not my style. But does wearing one necessarily make a person stupid?

I think the 'pillock' reference is pretty harsh.

#6 Expelliarmus

Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:39 PM

I think the OP was just referencing the epic Bridezilla thread.

#7 cira

Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:45 PM

I saw a kid with one today, maybe 7 years old, it matched her dress. My daughter and I thought she looked fantastic.

#8 JustBeige

Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:46 PM

QUOTE (howdo @ 12/12/2012, 08:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the OP was just referencing the epic Bridezilla thread.

I think so too.

OP, I would have done the muffled snort/laugh too. Livsh's thread would have definitely made me notice this person.

Its not something you really  see at your local shooping centre food court. generally.   If she had 12 layers of painted slap on, then I would have just assumed she was a model for something or other.



#9 Fright bat

Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:47 PM

If I ever actually saw a pillock wearing a fascinator, that would be the end of that romantic encounter!

#10 Nasty nut

Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:48 PM

Lots of people got married today, because of the date. What else was she wearing?

#11 MrsGrinchyWanderer

Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:49 PM

QUOTE (howdo @ 12/12/2012, 07:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the OP was just referencing the epic Bridezilla thread.


Thanks Howdo, yes I was referring to the Bridezilla thread. If I hadn't read the epic 90 page saga I probably would have just raised an eyebrow instead of wanting to come home so I could share the experience with the EB sisterhood who also shared in the saga.

#12 RainyDays

Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:49 PM

QUOTE (HollyOllyOxenfree @ 12/12/2012, 07:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Went to see Regina Spektor on Monday, and saw a woman with a rather large up-do and a fascinator. A bit strange


How was she?  I saw her live maybe 4 or 5 years ago, and she was amazing original.gif

#13 i-candi

Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:59 PM

A shop in town advertises Christmas fascinators !!!! Fascinating and here is me thinking that you only wear them to the races or a Royal wedding.

#14 kadoodle

Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:09 PM

My 4yo wore a flower and butterfly one to playgroup today.  It was orange and clashed violently with her pink princess dress.  It was originally worn by one of my sisters to the Oakes a few years ago.

#15 nasty roses

Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:21 PM

QUOTE (howdo @ 12/12/2012, 07:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the OP was just referencing the epic Bridezilla thread.

Ahh, ok. Sorry, OP. Without that reference, it did just seem a tad harsh  original.gif

#16 MintyBiscuit

Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:21 PM

QUOTE (SlinkyMalinki @ 12/12/2012, 08:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How was she?  I saw her live maybe 4 or 5 years ago, and she was amazing original.gif

Pretty fabulous biggrin.gif

#17 follies

Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:21 PM

Saw a mother a daughter wearing them in the shops today, didn't think of them as being any more inappropriate than 3/4 pants.

#18 Liv_DrSperm_sh

Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:35 AM

After my SIL's wedding I have actually reformed my 'dirty bogan' ways and now wear fascinators to bed!

You weren't at Bondi Junction yesterday by any chance? SIL thinks she's a really awesome dresser and will wear fascinators to scrub the loo if she could!

#19 Cranky Old Woman

Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:49 AM

I'm old enough to remember when women used to wear hats and gloves to go shopping.

#20 Cranky Kitten

Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:50 AM

My bet would be she'd just had her hair done at the local hairdressers and was grabbing a bit to eat on her way to a wedding. I was chatting with a friend of mine who is a celebrant, he was commenting on how zonked he was after doing no less than 4 weddings yesterday because of the date.

I haven't really seen that many fascinators being worn in strange places, unless you count the poor girl walking (hobbling) barefoot into Maccas on Perth Cup day last year...

#21 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:59 AM

QUOTE (follies @ 12/12/2012, 08:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Saw a mother a daughter wearing them in the shops today, didn't think of them as being any more inappropriate than 3/4 pants.

roll2.gif  laughing2.gif

#22 HRH Countrymel

Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:10 AM

There are quite a lot of Exclusive Brethren in these parts part of the ' dress code' for the EB females (in this circumstance EB meaning Exclusive Brethren NOT Essential Baby!) is to cover your hair (which cannot be cut) to signify your mindfulness of God.

Being young funky cool EBers they do a token head 'cover' lots of the time not the scarf (this m-a-y be because certain people do tend to refer to the EB as the 'hanky heads')

A trip to the supermarket is never complete unless you spot at least one woman in a skirt and some type of elaborate fluffy/feathery/flowery hair ornament.



I'm actually hoping it catches completely on and I once again can resume my scarf wearing in peace.... head scarf - the fuzzy haired bonced woman's friend!

#23 (feral)epg

Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:16 AM

I went to a hens day this weekend - fascinators or hats were mandatory (but we were allowed to remove our hats inside)
Everyone looked great.
The brides headpiece was a ship and a kraken - it was awesome!


#24 Liv_DrSperm_sh

Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:24 AM

QUOTE (epg @ 13/12/2012, 10:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I went to a hens day this weekend - fascinators or hats were mandatory (but we were allowed to remove our hats inside)
Everyone looked great.
The brides headpiece was a ship and a kraken - it was awesome!


You are a better person than I!

The thing I hate about hats is, when I take them off my hair looks like a cat has been sleeping on it and nothing but a shower will fix it!

#25 ElevenYears

Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:31 AM

QUOTE
I'm actually hoping it catches completely on and I once again can resume my scarf wearing in peace.... head scarf - the fuzzy haired bonced woman's friend!


Gosh yes.   I remember that marvellous time maybe, what, 12 years ago now?  When headscarves were everywhere and a bad hair day was easily solved with a small scrap of paisly cloth.  

Unfortunately even if that does swing around again, with all the grey I have now, a head scarf would make me look less like a boho trendster and more like Her Majesty out for a walk on a rainy day.  I'll have to stick to fascinators.




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