Saturday, May 8, 2010

Birthday Gift

On my twenty first birthday, I wore a beautiful vintage hat adorned with a ridiculous feather ensemble I created. For my twenty third birthday, I decided a headdress would be the way to go. So I made one. Here's a little photo collection of my birthday celebration. Thank you to Bramble for the beautiful flowers (and photos)! And thanks to Unveiled Bridal for ordering me the feathers.


  1. I love it! By the way... we could paint the cow brown!

  2. Fantastic! I love your courageous sense of style! It takes a fun confident person to rock a look like that. I wish I had more of that confidence in my own style!

    Thanks so much for the great comment you left on The French Mouse. And you're totally right about that one image...the slightly turned stance and width of the dress on that little girl definitely is reminiscent of Las Meninas. In fact, you have anticipated part two of my post (coming soon...) Many of Recuenco's images reference famous paintings, but in such a subtle sophisticated way. I'm very excited to show some of my comparison images and see what you all think of my theories. Recuenco definitely knows his art history very well!

  3. You rock !!! It takes more than being stylish to wear his hat! It takes unique sense of self. You look amazing! Happy Birthday to you! You look like you had tones of fun!:-)))

  4. I can't believe it! Just the other day I was reminiscencing how I loved to dress up as an Indian with a head piece just like yours. I'm so envious... Great work & Happy Birthday!

  5. AnonymousMay 10, 2010

    Hooray fabulous headdress! Hooray beautiful birthday flowers! I'm glad we're friends, Abbie - you're amazing.

  6. Ah...that's your birthday HAT. Cute!!

    Oh, and the feather is so fun...and almost funny too. :P

    Happy Birthday, Abby!!

  7. It looks like so much fun to wear a hat like this on your special day! You look fantastic and Happy Birthday to you! I have finally arrived in my summer destination and I was looking over my comments. I will definitely let you know if I'm in Oregon this summer, I would love to have lunch!!!

    Have a great weekend, Love!


  8. I am so glad you did this!

  9. I stopped by to wish you a beautiful day and to say thank you for the wonderful words under my Atelier post. I have put so much effort into it and appreciate every compliment!:-)I would absolutely love to have you as my guest any day!:-)