I found myself at a rather chaotic craft fair over the weekend. The scent of handmade soap mingled with artisanal curry sauce, and never have so many dollops of homemade jam found their way onto crackers and been thrust in strangers’ faces. But amongst the predictable wares, there was a beacon of unexpected artistic beauty and vintage deliciousness: Vivid Works.
If you have a Great Gatsby fashion fetish or fancy yourself a babe from the roaring ’20s who was born a century too late, then you need to add a few of these items to your wardrobe. The stunning felted hats, scarves and headbands are crafted by a creative Englishlady named Den in Comox, right here on Vancouver Island. She makes bags too.
On her website, Den says:
“Sculptural, Textural and an element of stylish fun are the starting blocks for these Designs. Other influences have been drawn from the styles of the 1920s – 1940s and an inate love of ‘doodling’.”
I am awed by these gorgeous pieces, which will instantly catapult your style into the art deco age. Are you swooning, too, old Sport?