For those of you who don't know much about me , my blogs are a dedication to my wonderful mother who now watches over me .
So as I went to write this blog I remembered a saying from her generation "Oh My Hat " in the old days way the equivalent of OMG or even WTF or Shut Up or Shut The Door an exclamation really . I like the old ways that were classy and sorta chic . My hats are influenced by the era's of the 40's and 50's when things were made very well and to last. There was a beauty about them and style, just like my mum .
How the IAGBAM hats came about. I had been invited to a "high tea" - google it if you don't know what that is , for a 70th birthday , and thought to myself , "all the people around here dress up every party, what can I do for this one?" I really love and admire this woman so I wanted to make something that honoured her, something unique .
So after a overwhelming response to that hat I decided to make a few more for the upcoming film clip I was making https://youtu.be/P3_fvzTUH58
I am a passionate lover of the planet and with that I made some hats from upcycled bits and bobs(another of my mum's sayings ) from garage(yard) sales and second hand shops . Now I used to make a lot of sculptures with skulls https://www.facebook.com/OffTheBoneProductions/ and after I stopped collecting skulls I took the bones onto the hats.
I decided that it would be best to ease into my new community , not freak them out with my goth/punkness and real skulls and it was time to move into a new style- I wanted a new theme . So this year I thought would be good to keep on the self love, make every hat IAGBAM , as I want each person who puts the hats on to be able to say I'm A Goddess Beautiful And Magnificent, ta da ! the hat label IAGBAM is born. I had not long unpacked my cases when I got invited to another high tea to display my hats . So I frantically got to work and started hunting down new pieces as most of my materials are still in storage interstate! Head down bum up I began creating brand new pieces to display at Bangalow Heritage House Cafe and Museum
Anyways I have been sewing like crazy and making a series also influenced by the beauty of where I live now . I got some assistance from my dear friends modelling my latest creations,. blessings Millie and Darcy I am so happy to have had a true couple that love each other and am so grateful for their support .
So introducing the series of love and light IAGBAM hats to make every wearer a goddess that they truely are . I have also been making some hats for men - for they need to have some love and light too.
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