What is a Fascinator?
A fascinator is a beautiful hair accessory, head piece, cocktail hat arrangement of feathers, flowers, ribbons and jewels. It is fastened to a comb, clip or a thin headband. A fascinator is a glamorous alternative to a hat and is an outstanding talking point to your regular look. They are commonly worn in Europe, Australia and South Africa to weddings, on cruises or any other formal event. Fascinators are becoming increasingly popular with today’s brides, bridesmaids, flower-girls, mother-of-the-bride, wedding guests and for bridal showers. Wear them on a special night out and be ready to turn heads. The fascinator is one of Kate Middleton’s favorite accessories and she is frequently photographed wearing them.
While shopping for a fascinator to wear to a family wedding in Ireland, Jo came to the conclusion that there were almost no styles available in the local stores. Jo had lived in New York for a few years now and was looking forward to seeing her family and friends back home. She found herself in awe that there was not one shop in the fashion capitol of the United States that carried these gorgeous accessories. How could this be? Jo finally took her search online and found one in Australia. She had it shipped to Ireland in time for the big event. Yet, the process was expensive and a big hassle--there had to be an easier way. After enlisting a few talented friends, The New York Fascinator Company was born.