That’s what my dear old friend Erin was expressing to me last night when I presented her with her custom piece of fine taxidermic millinery.
Erin is a very talented stylist over at JuJu Salon in Philadelphia and fortunately for me, also one of my best friends. Several months back we agreed to swap a hair coloring & a couple blowouts ( my ultimate indulgence! Someday soon I’ll be able to afford my weekly vice…) for a Diamond Tooth hat. I was given instructions not to rush; she wanted me to take my time so her piece would be just right.
I held out just long enough for this green vintage hat to walk into my life which I knew immediately would suit her perfect. Silly me; I didn’t get any before pics but this hat in particular had significant crumple-age; after pressing and blocking it looked like an entirely new piece! Once the millinery issues were straightened out I added the squirrel portion. From there its just a perfect storm of found objects and me being in the zone and loving what I’m doing….and trying not to get too carried away.
I brought the hat over to Erin last night and she was pleased as punch! It fit her like a dream too, I shall get some pictures of her wearing it shortly. I even got a surprise blow-out!
OK, that;s all the flexing my vocabulary has the energy for. It’s so hot in here and I just can’t seem to find any more words. Take it away, Tom Tom Club: